I’m so excited to be able to decorate a new room for Fluffy. I seriously considered just reiterating the Princess Room from our last house, but Fluffy wanted a little something new. It’s going to be such fun if I can pull it together.
Fluff’s room has a ceiling fan/light over the bed and then a chandelier hanging over her sort of mini seating area. As I have mentioned before, lighting is one of my favorite and primary design elements in most of the rooms. Nothing generic would do for the Princess Room, but I didn’t want to spend a zillion dollars for something custom. Enter DIY. I kept an eagle eye on Craigslist for some months before I snatched up this beauty for $20.
The flowers are perfect with the wallpaper which is our jumping off point. I love the shape, size and design of the chandelier.
The former owner said it was from Pottery Barn Kids years ago. The only issue was that the colors didn’t work at all for our scheme.
This baby sat in storage for half a year until now when we’re getting ready to install lights. I dug it out and loved it every bit as much as before. The flowers needed to go pink. After considering doing light pink, dark pink and light blue, I decided to keep it three shades of pink. There’s going to be a lot of blue on the walls so a little extra pink is in order.
First I unscrewed the little white centers with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Then I cleaned up everything at the sink with water and paper towels.
This is what a deflowered chandelier looks like. Get it? I kept all the little screws with their tiny washers in a Ziploc bag on top of the fridge so that I would stand some kind of chance of seeing them again.
I laid out the three colors of flowers on three boxes on the lawn, and started spraying.
I can’t wait to have a garage again as there is no place in our yard that doesn’t have tree debris falling at all times.
I let everything sit another hour after the second side was sprayed before bringing the pieces in to dry over night. More on that other chandelier later.
About 24 hours from when I started, they were dry enough to put back on the chandelier.
You can’t tell as well in the pictures, but there are two darker pinks. One has a fuschia base but not so brash, and the other is a rosey pink.
This is the view most people will get of the chandelier. I have to say, it turned out better than I had hoped. I really loved it before and would not have touched it if the colors had worked in the room scheme, but I am relieved to say I love it even more now.
Look how smartly it fits in with some of the other accessories in the room now. I want to be Flufferella when I grow up.