|In it's original color.|
|Some of the color tests.|
Four cans of spray paint later, I had blue hair, blue skin, blue boogers and a BIG BLUE chandelier!
Now to hang it........I needed help since it is pretty heavy, so I recruited some friends. After measuring from the ceiling to determine the best height, we adjusted the chain length and set about devising a plan on the best way to get it up there! I should mention, at this point I still wasn't completely sold on having a light that big over my dining table. I have 10' cielings, but even at that, this thing seemed HUGE! My friends convinced me that it would be such a "wow" factor, I had to do it. So back to hanging. It took three of us to hoist it up, get it on the chain which was already attached to the ceiling plate and keep it balanced while I snaked the wires up through the collar to the ceiling box. Finally, everything was wired, hung and ready to go. I set about putting all the bulbs in (there are 24 bulbs in this sucker!)
|You can get some idea of scale when I stand next to it!|
|I put it on a dimmer. This is the lowest setting....|
|......and this is the highest at 600 watts!|
Oh. My. Goodness. It. Is. So. Cool! This was one of the riskier design choices I've made, but I think it really paid off in the end. And if I do ever decide to move it, there is always spray paint!
|Any guesses as to how much I paid for it?|
I am really happy with the way it looks, the drama it gives the room and the pop of color it brings. And I will always have plenty of light for dinner parties! These pictures don't quite show just how big this thing really is, but trust me, it is BIG BLUE!! The only thing I lament? Not getting a picture of it strapped into the trunk of my VW Jetta!
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