Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock-Off Chandelier Project

Greetings!
Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

And if you're a Mom-
Happy Mother's Day!



We took our Mom's out for lunch today, and we had so much fun hanging out with them.
Love those ladies!

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We also continued putting the finishing touches on the dining room- we can finally see the finish line now!
Yessssss!

Here's a short video of a little project I worked on a couple of days ago...



Pretty nifty, eh?!

And I'm sooooper happy to report, the project turned out great- so I'll be back with a post full o' pics of our "new" dining room sometime this week.

In the meantime, I better go fetch some ice.
I tripped on a rolled up area rug about an hour ago, and nearly lost my pinky toe.

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I'm not sure if it's how my feet are shaped, or what, but that little guy sure has a mind of it's own.
Stick a rolled up area rug in my path and I'll be in a ball on the floor, writhing in pain, every time!

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47 comments:

Frau said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out. I have that same Ikea light it needs shades but no Lowes here. Hope you toe is okay put on some shoes girl!

Kerry said...

That's the first time I've watched one of your videos...you're adorable!

Marie Photographie said...

Hey Layla! I'm DYING to see the finished project in your dining room! We did our kitchen table just like yours and I love, love how it turned out, but I'm completely stumped on what to do with the chairs. We actually painted them this puddy color, which I kinda like, but I'm still curious as heck to see where you're going with your chairs. :)

angela walker jewelry said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Hope your toe is feeling better. : )
Health and happiness!
Angela
http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

Love the video. I'd love to know how you put the cute doodles(heart, sad face) on your post. Your signature is awesome too!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Oh, you so crack me up! Love your happy then sad faces! That light fixture is AWESOME. Just what I need for above my dining table.
Kristine.
xx

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Limpy! :)
Lovin' what you're doing with the chandelier....not lovin' the fact that your poor little toe has a mind of it's own and is trying to sabatage the rest of your foot. :)
Can't wait to see the finished room and your chandy all hanging up in place. Hope you're havin' fun!
Blessings
MELISSA

nsmerkt said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Hope your little toe is better soon! My husband swears that I need to wear full pads because I am so accident prone.

Olde Common Scents said...

Very nice, and yes it beats the 3 Ben Franklin's that it would've cost at Pottery Barn! Great job guys! :)

Rosewood Cottage said...

super cute lamp...looking forward to see your other creations...sorry about your tootsie...my Mama is always stubbing her toes (even broke one making the bed)...she loves to be barefoot but the dr. told her it is a no-no because she is always ramming her toes! :)

Grace said...

I have that same chandelier and I put cream shades on it as well. I have always felt that it is one of IKEA's best kept secrets - such a good deal and it looks like a lot of much pricier lights out there.

Simply LKJ said...

That Ikea chandy is a great find! I have a chandy we bought at Lowes several years back when we switched to ORB fixtures, I just added the PB shades like that. I'd love to know where you bought the jute trim as I have some other areas I could use it on shades.

Susan said...

Layla! You Rock!
Hope the toe feels better!

Love and hugs from Susan in South Africa!!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

So, Limpy...are you standing in front of the walls of said DR? Did you tear off the wallboard?? Wonderin' here?

Great job on the chandy!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see the finished dining room - the chandelier fix up is a great idea. Hope your toe is better now - you should keep some shoes on to keep it in line.....

Dianne said...

So Layla...I am very confused. Is the room with the found doorway the dining room? Is that the room you've been working on this week? Please explain. You are giving me anxiety attacks. :) Did you ever finish the bathroom? I need a road map to keep up. :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love the look of the chandelier. Be careful. I am just like you... I could trip on anything and break my neck. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day with both your Moms. Love & blessings from NC!

Kim said...

Sorry bout your toe... OUCH... but love the video. Can't wait to see the chandelier all dressed up.... LOVE IKEA AND POTTERY BARN so am sure I will love the completed chandlier.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Those darn pinkies- i have one that has grabbed onto a table- dresser or iron table or to- and it never looks as bad as it feels.. Get Better SOon-
Karryann

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see the finished chandelier. Great blog, I enjoy every visit. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Sandy

geri said...

Layla.
It is going to be a beaut!!
Love how you do and redo all the time.
I use to think I had an incurable disease. Now thanks to you and all the other creative bloggers I now know I won't die from it just totally live because of it. Change is a ggod thing, especially once you get it right.
I guess you know when it is right if you can sit back and love the results and not moving it around for at least 2 months. hehe
Can't wait to see the chandelier. geri.

nana said...

Walmart sells an almost identical jute trim, and I'd bet it's cheaper, for anyone who may want to duplicate your project. I bought some recently for my daughter's horse themed nursery.

Mary said...

Love this! I am DYING to see the full reveal! ;o)

~mary~

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

NOTHING like a Pottery Barn knock off! Love it Layla girl. :)

I am getting ready to make an offer on an older (ca 1908) home, so I'll be scrounging your archives for good ideas as I work some Sashafication on it! (Of course... IF we get it...)

Sandra said...

Ouch - pinky toes have a way of hanging themselves out there, don't they? Last time I wacked my pinky against something (the couch leg...not an object that moves easily) I fell to the floor with my mouth open in a silent scream. Hubby, being the compassionate man that he is, was not able to help me as he was laughing too hard.

Anyways, your chandelier idea looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing what you two have done with your dining room.

Cheers,

(the other) Sandra

Brandi said...

I love your blog! I have been inspired by so many things. I unfortunatley have not been able to see any of your videos for a while now. : ( I was wondering if you (or anybody who knows) could let me know what video host you use so I can see if I can fix it. I miss seeing your videos!!!! And I can't wait to see this project! Thank you!

loribethswan said...

Love your idea! One suggestion though... Don't use hot glue. The heat from the light bulbs will re-heat the glue and your trimmings will unstick from the shades. Get fabric glue that doesn't need heat.

I learned this the hard way. I used hot glue on a lampshade, and the trim continuously came unstuck.

Loribeth

Cara and Jenn said...

Great stuff! Sent you some blog award love! Come on over and get 'em!

Have a great day!
Cara
http://www.forwardmom.blogspot.com/

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I absolutely cannot wait to see the finished product!! SUCH a great job Layla. I love this idea!

jeanne @ juNxtaposition said...

have to tell ya..i have one of those sticky outy pinkie toes too....i actually got up in the middle of the night to pee and somehow..??? kicked the corner of my toilet and broke that little sucker...truely embarassed at the ER..now i seem to kick it on everything...think it sticks out worse than before !! (and hurts like the dickens !)

Emily said...

What a great idea!! I have a similar chandelier from JC Penney that is looking a little tired. I might have to try the jute trim trick!

Angie said...

Great idea! I love Pottery Barn and am always trying to find ways to recreate the look. Thanks for sharing!

The Hammy Fammy said...

I'm a big supporter of the PB Copy Cat Cause!! We've built a cubby/locker thingy, a bookcase and TV stand all from PB catalogs...and when I say "we" i mean my husband. Haha! I can't wait to see the chandelier when its finished!!!

JaimeLeigh said...

Not a day goes by that I don't stub my toes. /sigh

Love the video! ;)

Si said...

Love your project. I'm headed to Lowe's to see if I can get some shades for my chand. Mine looks like yours before the makeover. I bought it a few years back, wanting a simple light fixture, w/o any shades. Now I'd like to dress it up a bit. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I can do this :) Love your blog!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That chandy is going to look great!
Hope the toe is better. :)
Traci

Ann said...

You are so clever! Love your attitude. Hope the toe feels better. I'm always doing things like that.

Gail said...

So amazing. I can't wait to see how it turned out!!! Fabulous idea.

-Gail

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
So sorry about your toe! Hope it's better. Love the chandelier project!
I am a friend of Jennifer Grey, and she told me about your blog.
I just posted on my blog how I had a chair recovered with a drop cloth.
Let me just say, I love your drapes. Had no idea, until Jennifer told me about it. If you get a chance, check out my blog.
http://rosespetitemaison.blogspot.com/
Love your blog!!
Have a great day,
Rosemary

JoLynn said...

Love it! I've been thinking of doing this same thing to replace at least one of my ugly light fixtures in my house! Can't wait to see the finished results!!

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Gina said...

I know you are going to think I have sick humor ... but I died laughing when you shared what you did to your pinkie toe ... you and my hubby have the same dilemma w/ walking and toes :O) okay - okay ... on the more serious side ... your name "Layla Palmer" has become a household name in our home ... no kidding ... I didn't really read blogs until I stumbled upon yours ... it is truly inspiring -- and sooooooooo funny. :O)gina

Cottage Dreamers said...

That chandelier is going to be perfect for your house. I look forward to seeing it! I hope your little piggie is okay too!
☺ Celeste

Jessica said...

I went to M&J Trimming in Manhattan on a recent trip. It's amazing in there!

Nice idea for the chandelier, can't wait to see it all done.

cultivatinghome said...

I'm so sad to say that your previous builder's special flushmount light currently hangs in my foyer. I've tried to ignore how much I dislike it, but you just provided me the inspiration I needed to change it out! Thanks :)
~Erin @ Cultivating Home

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Loving that knock off Pottery Barn chandelier! Great job (as usual!) I think Kevin needs to give you some work boots for your birthday!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Cara said...

Layla, you are so clever!! I love a good copy-cat bargain and you outdid yourself!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!