Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 7 This past week we finally put some of the final finishing touches on in preparation for a family gathering we were having. One of the things that was a chandelier to anchor down the table in the room and make the space a tad more official. The problem? There was no power running to the middle of the room. No light, no fan, no nothing. We toyed around with the idea of having an electrician run power to the center of the room which would have been a huge undertaking seeing that the master bedroom is directly above the new dining room so there was no easy way to tap into the ceiling.
Then, one day, during our 6 day basement makeover, Katie’s grandmother kindly gifted us a beautiful cast iron candle chandelier that used to hang in her house.
Katie and I loved it. It was beautiful, simple, and didn’t require electricity (<– best part!!). But in a room this big, we wanted it to be a bit more grandiose and have a bit more personality. So instead of tracking down a set of glass candle holders we decided to try out mason jars.
We tested it out and were blown away by how well it fit. So we proceeded to glue the rim of each lid to the candle holder.
Once everything was dry, we bought a handful of battery operated candles placed them in the lids and screwed on the mason jar glass.
We were in love. It had turned out better than we had imagined, fit perfectly with the room’s decor, added a bit of a country feel, and ultimately helped anchor the table. But you’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s post to see the final reveal! 🙂 I know, we’re awful. But it’s so much fun!