Remember the problem I had trying to decide how to decorate the niche right off the great room? Well, if you would like, you can catch up here.
I have wanted to add a chandelier or candolier in the top. There is an electrical outlet on the wall, but I didn’t want to take out the canvas mural and go to the expense of moving the outlet higher for an electric fixture. And, I certainly wasn’t going to have electrical cord coming down the wall where it would show.
I had been keeping my eyes open for a small vintage fixture that I could convert to a candolier. I found it this weekend at a local consignment shop.
If wasn’t hard to take it apart, clean it up, and put it together again.
I love the simple shape.
You can always tell a light fixture is old by the fabric covered wiring.
The switch looks like an old door key…so charming.
I love the little acorn finial at the bottom, too.
It’s all cleaned up and ready to reassemble.
I still love my vintage blackamoors, but I decided to move them to a less prominent place after my original post about the Italian mural. (link above)
I think it was the perfect fixture for this area.
The hurricane globe didn’t touch the bottom, so it rolled around on it’s little pot belly. I painted a clean tuna can to match and inserted the globe into the can – problem fixed.
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I hadn’t found anything great to complete this vignette since the blackamoors were removed. It became a catch-all spot.
It was time for a fresh look. I put this together this afternoon, using things that I already had.
I’m thinking that I really, really like it!
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First, I had to give this adorable French miniature chair a back and a bottom using some of my pillow making supplies.
I used rub on letters to ‘faux monogram’ an S on the back of the chair.
I painted a thin layer of clear glue on the canvas back before I rubbed the letter on.
The bracelet was another vintage find this weekend.
The seat is a French style transfer left over from a pillow.
I have some lovely, leather bound, antique books, so I used a few here.
Birds nests always add so much charm!
This beautiful bust is one of my very favorite things. I love the colors. You can tell they were vivid at one time, but age has ‘nicotined’ it beautifully!
I gave this footed planter a paint make-over last year. All of you artist out there will recognize the rotten stone around the base. I love the stuff!!!
This book is very, very worn. You can barely make out the title on the front. It is one of the many books that we won at the auction of a local 80+ year old house and it’s contents.
It is an old Sacred Harp songbook.
When I hear Sacred Harp music, chills run up and down my spine.
Look at the simplicity of the music. It’s just shaped notes.
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do . It’s also called do-re-mi singing or fa-sol-la singing.
Growing up, we referred to it as fa-sol-la singing.
You will never hear better four part harmony..a cappella!
…. BE STILL MY HEART ….
The copyright page is missing, but the inscription in the front has a few names in pencil, dated 1880.
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Remember the movie “Cold Mountain”? That hauntingly, beautiful music was Sacred Harp music performed by “Liberty Baptist Church Sacred Harp Singers”, right here in Alabama.
Okay, I am back on track. Sorry!
Yep, I am liking the new look.
I love the reflection in this old mirror glass.
I am linking to the following parties this week:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Transformation Thursday Show and Tell Friday