Showing posts with label lighting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lighting. Show all posts

Monday, March 31, 2014

Emil Stejnar Chandelier Obsession

Happy Monday my friends and thank you so so much for participating in my giveaways last week.

I have a winner: Abi Z. you won the tables. Yay! 

Today I want to share one of my obsessions that I have had for years. I've dreamt of having one of these dandelion chandeliers for a long long time. Some call them urchins or sputniks or even snowflakes. They are elaborate and glamorous compared to the regular midcentury chandeliers.

They were designed by Emil Stejnar:
"Emil Stejnar (* 1939) is an an Austrian born gold- and silversmith, a hermetic magician as well as a famous author and astrologer in many German speaking countries. He is known as the spiritual successor to Franz Bardon and has worked with, corrected and expended Bardon’s works for more than fifty years." Click HERE to read more about him at "My Occult Circle" where I found my information.

He is such an interesting man and his story makes looking at these amazing pieces of art, chandeliers or should I call them room jewelry even more special. I see them in an entire different way now after doing some more research.

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Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll Sputnik Chandelier Vienna
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Viennese Gold-Plated Blowball Chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll Vienna

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Lobmeyr Stejnar Sputnik: 

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And I know you've all probably seen "Little Green Notebooks" Ikea hack inspired by one of these beautiful chandeliers. It's become quite famous since she posted it in May 2011. I have contemplated recreating her hack for years but in the back of my head I keep dreaming of getting lucky at an auction one day which is probably not going to ever happen.

Who wouldn't want a chandelier that was designed by a man who has spent his life researching magic and astrology? I know I do badly.  Aren't they beautiful and magical?



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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My son's lamp makeover

Guess what? I went to Ikea yesterday and it seems that every time I go there with a purpose they don't have what I want. Darn it! I wanted to go to get two Koppang dressers to use at nightstands next to our king size bed. With a little makeover that dresser would work out great. Maybe it was meant to be unavailable and I will find two matching dressers on Craigslist finally.

Ikea Koppang dresser
Ikea's Koppang dresser

I also wanted to get some yards of TRÅDKLÖVER fabric.
But noooooo...come on...all sold out for now! Ugh!

And since I was frustrated I headed over to West Elm but behaved myself and didn't buy anything. I really wish that their golden silverware wouldn't be so pricey. I want it so badly. But $29 for a table setting of 5 is out of my price range. We need that times 8, that's not happening.

gold West Elm silverware
golden West Elm silverware

I know that I promised another furniture makeover for today but it's just not ready yet.

So I'm going to show you just another small makeover. I've actually gotten several questions about the lamp that is attached to my sons bed and in this post I want to explain where it is from and what I did.

Here it is again:

Ikea lamp makeover with Rub 'n Buff
If you want to see the nightstand makeover, then click HERE.

Well, here's the deal. It's an old Ikea lamp. I don't think they sell it anymore.

Here is a before photo.

old Ikea lamp before

All I used was gold Rub N Buff and voila, a pretty little update for my sweet little man.

He loves it and so do I. This is also the first time I tried to use Rub N Buff on metal and it actually worked. Every time I used it on metal, it didn't work and smeared horribly but for whatever reason it adhered perfectly to this lamp.

Thanks for coming over and reading. I'll talk to you on Friday.


Monday, March 25, 2013

New Honeycomb Kitchen Light and Project Highlights

It was a somewhat lazy weekend for me. I mean lazy in the project department, but I feel like I needed it. I spent my time with the kids and some friends.
Sunday evening I went skiing again. I can't believe this weather! More snow? At the end of March? I'm glad I love to ski...otherwise this winter would seam endless. I'm sure that's how the rest of you feel about it ;) right?

I don't know if you noticed in my house tour at Kirsten's from 6TH STREET DESIGN SCHOOL (click HERE) on Friday that I bought a new kitchen light. And I love it. I can't stop looking at it.

green glass honeycomb light

Isn't it beautiful?

It is the Honeycomb Glass Pendant Shade from Urban Outfitters (click here)

I decided to take the silver chains, that are attached to the light off.
I like it better that way.

What do you think?
You like it as much as I do?

honeycomb light pendant

If you want to see more kitchen posts, 
then click HERE for my counter stool makeover, HERE for the house tour and HERE to see how I cut the wall down!

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I said on Friday that I would do a little project recap for my blog-birthday this Monday! This might be boring to some of you who have been following me for a while but there are also new friends to the blog, so it might be a good thing.

My three most popular posts are:

My DIY outdoor cat enclosure

I would have never guessed that this would be as popular as it is but I'm so glad because it shows that people do care about their furry family members as much as I do.

Click HERE if you want to read about it.
DIY cat enclosure

My DIY Painted Horizontal Striped Curtains

I know they have been done so many times in the blogosphere but they are still really popular.
I've had mine for almost three years now and I love them
 because they make a huge statement in the room.

Click HERE if you want to read about mine.

DIY horizontal striped curtains

My DIY Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture

Click HERE if you want to read about how I made it.

DIY flush mount ceiling fixture

And here are some of my other popular posts:

DIY Christmas Canvas

Click HERE

DIY Christmas Canvas

DIY Pierro Fornasetti Plates

Click HERE to see them.

DIY Pierro Fornasetti plates

DIY Ombre Room Divider

Click HERE to see it.

DIY Ombre Room Divider

I don't want to bore you with a ton of my old projects but if you are interested, you can check most of them out by clicking HERE.

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Just as a reminder, you can still enter into my blog-birthday gold polka dot giveaway (say that 10 times really fast, LOL) 
until tomorrow evening!

Click HERE to go to Friday's post if you want to enter.

So that's it for today.
Talk to you guys on Wednesday.

Guten Tag


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