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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New wall sconces for the staircase

Today I have another post for you about an update that I made before heading out on our trip to Germany. For a long long time I have been wanting to replace our old and outdate staircase fixtures and I found what I was looking for in this Kenroy Endicott Sconce:



I hated the paintable ugly eighties fixtures we had there before. The lighting was terrible and the look outdated:

Yuck, nice and dirty too!


I had to replace two of these scones and they were really easy to switch out. As easy as matching up the same colored wires and screwing them in place.
Unfortunately the hallway is so dark when I turn off the electricity since there aren't any windows that I couldn't take any photos. I had to use a flash light to install them. But my friend Jennifer at The Chronicles of Home recently installed some outdoor sconces and wrote a great little tutorial on how to do it (click HERE to read). That's pretty much exactly what I did. So easy.

Our hallway also contains our family gallery wall where I add a photo of each kid every year.





Lilly-cat was suspiciously eyeballing my installation.





And the Endicott Sconce has much better lighting:







Now I'm craving color like crazy in this staircase and I wish that I'd have ordered all photos in color as well so I could easily switch them out. Maybe I'll make myself the work and try to find all the originals in color. It's a lot of work though!

Or maybe I'll hang a pretty colorful DIYed tassel from these gorgeous sconces? That would be fun too.

(This is not a sponsored post but I received this product from Kenroy Home. All opinions are 100% my own!)

Don't you think they are the perfect addition and update to our staircase? I'm so happy with them and thankful to Kenroy Home for providing me with the Endicott Sconces.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)

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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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{via Ebay Germany}

{via Ebay Germany}

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?


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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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.
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.


(Youleeya)