Cottage update!


I have been holding out showing everyone the cottage due to this chandie. I was hoping to find a really neat "old" one while in Round Top but I had no luck. The ones I did find were so out of my tiny cottage budget.

Sometimes you just have to improvise and buy something new...hehe. I found this one at our local Home Depot. It was just the right size for my little place. Jesse put some of his new skills to action and wired it right up! ....and to think...I use to fuss at him for climbing up on things...

He always cracks me up! He finds humor in everything he does...I love that kid of mine!

and it works!!!!!

The chandie was a bit naked and needed a little something. I found these black shades in the same department for .50 cents~

I think it just makes the space complete.

Now all I need is a day of sunshine so I can take a few shots of her in the full! I cant wait to show all of you. It's been a lot of fun and I have enjoyed having each of you with me every step of the way!
The winners of the giveaway are...Michelle from house to home (halloween decals) and Deborah from underthecajunsun (tassel). A BIG thanks to everyone that played!

83 comments:

  1. Look at you shopping on a budget...GREAT JOB!!! I love it with the black shades :)
    Haha...i'd be afraid one of them beams would break with him hangin' like that. But i suppose all his weight wasn't on it. Lol
    Hope you have a wonderful week pretty lady. And sorry i've been a little MIA.

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  2. Looks fabulous, love those black shades - what a bargain!

    Leeann

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  3. Congrats to the winners there!

    Wooooweee nice find and great location for this lovely item. Okies.. want a quick tip.. (not that you need one mind you).. but happen to have some fabo wallpaper or heavy vintage fabic??

    First measure the candle stick base that holds the light bulb. The one that has the sticker from the UL required by law. Most are about 2.5" in diameter to 3" and then meansure the length of the 'stick' part.. which looks about 3.5".

    Now you'll need:

    wall papper of your choice
    double sided tape
    ruler
    wheel cutter or scissors
    pencil

    Lay the wall paper out on a flat surface and find an area that has some great designs on it, not one that happens to be missing a pattern repeat.. but if you're using a paper that has all over design then this step can be skipped.

    Once you've located an area, Mark with a pencil in four corners and take a ruler to measure for 3 sep stick covers of 3.5" in length x what ever it is in diameter + .5" extra for an over lap. So if the diameter is 3" then add .5" for the final measurement to draw/cut on.

    Cut the 3 stick covers out. Now using a double sided tape, press on the diameter edge on the underneath top side and on the bottom of the under side that will stick to the stick part. Don't remove the final part of the tape top until you are aready with all pieces.

    Once all pieces have tape on it, using a ladder please, take the time to line up the bottom edge of the paper to just lower than the bulb area 1/8" lower.. do you need to trim a bit? This is the perfect time to do so. Once you've gotten the perfect match, remove the underneath tape that sticks to the candle stick and place this on the stick part, lining up the paper to where you wanted it. Wrap the paper around the candle stick and peel off the other side of the tape that is on the underneather top layer that will over lap the first edge you've just 'peeled' and stuck the the stick. Press firmly.. and poof you're done.

    The neat thing of this is that come holiday's it can be changed out quickly to give a different look within minutes!

    Okies, so maybe I should have kept my 2 cents to myself.. but it looked like it could use some finishing touches to the stick part there. I do this trick to my 'stick' lamps and other things that need a special lil something that screams.. designer touch in a sleeve! heehee..

    huggers

    ~Olivia

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  4. it's really cute! I am not ready for my kids to grow up and be teenagers, but it will be nice when I can put them to work like that too!
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of your cottage space

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  5. GREAT JOB JESSE....You always were a little active. remember the broken leg? LOVE YA Auntie Missy

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  6. Ooooh, look forward to seeing more pics of the cottage ~ it's rockin'!!

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  7. Oh Susie, your cottage is coming along so beautifully. It will be so wonderful when we get to see her in all her splendor. :o) If she were mine, I would never want to leave. :o)

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  8. A few sparkly crystals always makes any space a little better.
    Can't wait to see everything.

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  9. I just love a little chandelier! The black shade are lovely and even more so at fifty cents!! Nice job :)

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  10. Thanks for doing the giveaway, I was so thrilled to have won!!

    I have that same chandy in my foyer and now you have me thinking about shades! Hmmmm......

    I did the same thing, went around looking for a "special" light and ended up at Home Depot. You just couldn't beat the price and after the amount I spent on our ceiling fan for the room, had I spent a lot on that little light my hubby may have given me the stank eye. lol
    I can't wait to see the rest of the cottage!!
    ~Michelle

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  11. So pretty! And lucky you to have a handy teenager! My teenager needs some serious "handy" lessons!

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  12. I can't wait to see pictures of the completed cottage. I LOVE the chandy. Great find!! Waiting with anticipation........

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  13. Can't wait to see the rest! Who says you can't mix the new in with the old? ;-) Looks Fabulous Darlin. And your hubby makes funny faces.

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  14. Looks beautiful! what a wonderful space you have to create in!

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  15. My hubby..hehe. He's my son. Wish I was still that young~

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  16. Looks great! Just the right touch for your cottage.

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  17. Oh Susieness! This chandy is precious and love the shades. Your dear son is so cute! I'm so impressed he can do electrical things! He's gonna come in handy, isn't he?
    Can't want to see the entire precious little cottage!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. It's so pretty! It's white; it's sparkly; it's sophisticated; it's charming... Good find, Susie!

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  19. Hi Susie!
    Beautiful chandy! oooh, and a sneak peak of the cottage. From what I see it looks beautiful.
    So cool your son knows about electrical stuff and was able to hang that for you. Can't wait for the big reveal.

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  20. I love it with the black shades. I really have a thing for black and white. I have a 15 yr. old son and he is joy and I am NOT ready for him to grow up any more!

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  21. Looks like Jesse did a wonderful job putting that chandie up for you. It looks great with the black shades and crystals!!! Can't wait to see the big cottage reveal!

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  22. That chandie is lovely! Can't wait for the big reveal. :-)

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  23. what a lovely chandelier! i love the black shades with the white. i can't wait to see the whole cottage. you are an inspiration!!

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  24. a touch of black - it looks great! wondering......are you going to put in an electric fireplace? if so; give me a shout to which one.........i'm looking myself......for my summerhouse.....

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  25. It is so pretty - perfect for your cottage. I love how your kids make you laugh - mine too.

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  26. Hi Susie,

    You did good girl. It is warm and sophisticated. Can't wait to see the rest.

    I used to "yell" at Jeff when he would hang from ladders, beams, etc. I guess it good Army practice for him-hehe.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  27. Oh you big tease! *wink* I love the new addition but I can't WAIT to see the big reveal.

    I wish you lived closer. I would love for you to come to my house and decorate.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  28. OMG, I can't wait to see it all! please hurry! ha ha
    ~Angie~

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  29. Oh I loooooove the chandie! Perfect for the spot! And those shades just set it off!

    Can't wait to see the WHOLE thing!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  30. LOL, he is too funny! That is a gorgeous chandelier!

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  31. oh posh! of course you do!! have the room.....just a small one - think - cozy - crackling sounds -
    hot toddy............

    you could squeeze it in with your magic

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  32. Looks fabulous!! I love the 'pop' that the black shades give it.


    Julie
    sweetpea{dot}hull{at}gmail{dot}com

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  33. This is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love it with the black shades!! I've never seen this at our home depot...

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  34. Absolutley BEAUTIMOUS Susie!

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  35. Great price! Great Look! Love it, love it, love it.

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  36. TOtally wonderful!! I love it with the black shades! Can you show us other pics of the room it's hangin' in?

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  37. It is beautiful and I love those black shades - it looks very classy!

    Chelsea

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  38. When I saw him hanging there in that first picture of him my heart skipped a beat! Boys! But at least he wouldn't have that far to fall! : )

    It's too cute and those shades just make it!

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  39. Oh that Chandy doesn't look new....good job girly!
    Can't wait to see the rest.
    Actually I'm dying to see the rest....

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  40. It is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it all finished! Can you come and do my sewing room next!?

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  41. It reflects so pretty in the muted light. Such a great addition. :O)

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  42. Gorgeous, I love the glass an with the black shades!

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  43. it fits perfectly! can't wait to see all your pics!

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  44. Oh I love that chandelier. I've been on the look out for some also. I too may have to go buy something new. The black shades look great. I can't wait to see it in it's entirety

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  45. yea!!! looks perfect! i cant wait to see the whole cottage!

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  46. I've been waiting for a peek in here! Love the new chandy, it is adorable. And shades for 50 cents at HD, how did you manage that? It is perfect & your son is just a doll.

    Glad ya'll had fun at the game. I think Kelly might have been there, from Kelly's Korner, that hog calling is a funny thing. My hubby was really happy they beat Auburn!

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  47. great chandelier...i don't think i would have known that it was new if you had not tell me!!! how great for you that you have a wonderful son that can help you out!

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  48. So cute! The grown up kid climbing and the chandy too. They sure grow up fast, don't they? I can see Home Depot selling out of these in the next few days. I know I'll be looking for one here in Canada. Hey, maybe they can cut you a commission cheque;)!!!!

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  49. Hi Susie,

    I love your chandelier for your Cottage, looking very smart.
    Your Son will be a great help around the house.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  50. Amazing! I want a cute little place like that! :-)

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  51. I just found your blog and I love it.

    Warmly,

    Bernie

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  52. Great chandi, and you have inspired my husband to put our little building out back on the project list. Can't wait to see the big picture. Jackie

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  53. Susie, new or antique, that chandy is charming. I Love it and know you are gonn love working in that cottage when you get it done.

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  54. Looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see the entire place!

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  55. It's perfect Susie and your son is a cutie!!

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  56. Pretty! BTW, LOVE the sign for The Lettered Cottage! Amazing, really! God bless.

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  57. Beautiful! How great it is that your son is able to help you in this way. Love all of the crystals.

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  58. It is beautiful! And better yet, it isn't still in the pages of a magazine or on your wish list. It is up and working!
    Brenda

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  59. Forgot to say I love the new banner! Seems more you somehow.
    Brenda

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  60. Hi I just wanted to stop by and tell you about my cool giveaway........a peronalize wine glass *you chose what you want on it* hope you stop by and enter......good luck

    have a great one

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  61. I love it, it's so cute! I can't wait to see it all!

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  62. Beautiful Susie! Don't ya hate it when you have to "settle" for something NEW? :)
    Can't wait to see the rest of the cottage.

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  63. Love that gorgeous chandelier and I can not wait to see how this cottage studio looks when it is completed. I know it will be a dream.

    Ruth

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  64. I have that same chandelier in my daughters room. After the thrifted one I tried to make work crashed to the floor, it was time to get one that actually fit her little room. Love it with the shades. Maybe I'll add that to hers. Can't wait to see the finished cottage!

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  65. That looks fabulous! Love the addition of the shades. It has just the right amount of bling for your cottage. Your son is a cutie and handy too! laurie

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