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Monday, September 1, 2014

Updating The Chandy

Wonder why all of a sudden it seems some things just fall apart.  My shades for my DR chandy just did that, so time to replace.

 This is what came with my light, a soft off-white pleated shade.  I liked the look, however - - -

 They were so dusty I couldn't get them clean anymore.  All of those little pleats just grabbed onto all the dust and the trim started pulling loose, so they looked terrible.

 Time for new.  I decided to go for a complete change by getting the black with gold foil liners.

 The gold really glows when they are lit.  The only downside is they cast a sort of yellow glow on the table.

 I do think they are pretty with the black in the picture frame.

Love the updated look,  I just have to get use to the yellow glow.

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  1. I love it Marty! The black looks so chic and ties in so well to the rest of your accessories. Gorgeous choice!

  2. Wow, love the new shades...the gold really sets them off!

  3. Dear Marty,
    The new shades are beautiful and I think they go beautifully with old world charm of the chandelier and the glow coming from the liners add to that effect. Lovely!

  4. Luv the black shades. They look fabulous.

  5. Beautiful black shades. I go through stages I guess :) Mine came without shades... So I put some on .. then off. We are off at this time :)

  6. Oh I love the new shades! So chic! They might look good on my new chandy...where did you find them?

    1. Amazon. They seem to have some of the best prices. I found that buying a set of 6 was cheaper than buying them singularly.

  7. That's very pretty, Marty. I almost always use white shades because the light is so much brighter but those black ones definitely look more snazzy.

  8. Yes Marty, love your update in the black, it's so TODAY! The shades look new and perfect there now, blending with the beautiful artwork with the black background.
    Have a wonderful week.

  9. I love your updated black shades, too. I always think black shades are so chic.

  10. Very pretty- these look elegant! I love the way black anchors a room!

  11. Marty it is frustrating when pretty things fall apart, I love the pleated chandy shades and have experienced the same thing when trying to clean them. The new ones are fabulous and really make the painting come to life. Perfect!


  12. I love the new look, Marty -- very chic! I know what you mean about the pleats. I used to have a larger pleated lampshade, and it was impossible to get it really clean.

  13. Marty,
    Fabulous update for your chandelier, dear friend!!!
    I adore the black shades as an accent to your neutral color palette!!!
    The silk shades that came with my chandelier are still holding. . .
    hate to think about "switching" them out for something new!
    Thank you for always filling me with inspiration.
    Happy Labor Day!

  14. I agree with everyone else too, Marty! The black and gold is a very elegant choice! Love it :)

  15. I like the black, too, Marty! It makes all the other bits of black that you have in your decor (in the painting, the chevron pillow) really pop.

  16. The black is definitely GLAM! Love it, Marty!

  17. It's beautiful! I love the classic look, and black is so dressy. Great choice! :-)
    Blessings for a wonderful September!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  18. So elegant with the gold liner…and the perfect touch of black in the room!

  19. I love the black much better. Much more modern.

  20. Very pretty, Marty! I loved updating my dining room chandy at our old house with new shades. Such a great way to give it a new look. I wish I could update the chandy we have here. It has those glass half globes that hang the other way so I don't know if I would be able to do shades. I should look into it though. Thanks for the idea! : )

  21. Love the new shades. They're like cute little black dresses for your chandy!

  22. Marty, I think the new shades are perfect! The black and gold makes the room so elegant and they look wonderful with your frame. Just beautiful!