Sunday, October 28, 2012

Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone and bought this new light fixture for my dining room.  I was set in my mind on getting two chandeliers to swag across the large farmhouse table but then I saw this light fixture!!!! I was drawn to it because you could use old vintage ball jars as shades.  It is a little more industrial than cottage in my mind but I think I like it.  It still gives me the farmhouse vibe and I am hoping to find some wide mouth vintage ball jars at the next flea market to use as shades.  I was thinking of painting it a cream or white.  What do you think???? My hubby likes the dark and says it gives some contrast to the room!!!! Love when the hubs gives some decor comments!!!!! I think he may be right so it stays dark for now.  I would love to hear from all of you on what you think of the light and the color etc.  Thanks for your input. 





I was thinking maybe when I get the vintage ball jars that will help and also maybe some burlap bling on the jar lids.  I might be playing with this one for awhile.

34 comments:

  1. I don't know where you found this chandelier, but it is AWESOME! YES, I agree with your Hubby, it has a wonderful contrast, and looks fabulous! It's a winner/keeper! Where did you find? Roxie

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    1. Well hello Roxie how are you?? I am getting use to it and it is growing on me. I just had my mind set on a traditional chandelier in there but I think once I change out the jars that came with the light with vintage ball jars I will like it even more. I found this gem at Lowes!!!!!! It is crazy but there it was in the lighting department!!!! They had the one in the store set up with the vintage ball jars that were clear and that is what caught my eye. I just hope I can find clear vintage wide mouth jars at the flea market. All my vintage jars are the reg. opening so I will have to hunt the wide mouth ones down!!!! Hope you had a great week end and are doing great. Thanks for coming by. Love all the churches on your blog. So peaceful and beautiful.
      Kris

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  2. I love it!!! I think it looks great just like it is, but I also think it would look great painted white. I would love to have one for my dining room to go over my farmhouse table that my hubby built for me.
    ~Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy. It is growing on me. I guess I just had something else in my mind to hang until I found this one at Lowes of all places. They even had it set up on display with vintage ball jars that is what caught my eye. I was then drawn to it. I am leaving it brown for awhile to see how I like it. I may still paint it white or ivory. I just want to give it some time. Thanks for your input. That is what I love about blogs and bloggers it is so great to get other peoples input and ideas. Love it. Thanks have a great week.
      Kris

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  3. I really like this light fixture and I think that the dark color is the perfect compliment to your French Bakery sign and dark distressing on some of your piecess! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Hi Leena,
      Thanks for your input. I think you are right about keeping it dark it gives some contrast and it does compliment the darker pieces like the bakery sign in the room. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  4. You might try a technique on the light covers that I've seen popping up lately . . . Mod Podge and food coloring to color them Mason Jar aqua (or any color you like). If you don't like it, it's not permanent and will wash off. I'm not sold on the dark base and would tone that down a bit if it were me. Just my 2-cents worth . . . love your style.

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    1. Hi Kay,
      I love your 2-cents!!!! Thanks for your input. I am going to try to find vintage clear widemouth ball jars at the flea market this week end. Then go from there. I may end up painting it white or cream but I am going to give it some time. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  5. Oh, it's so fun and looks perfect!! I love it as is! Sometimes it's good to get out of our comfort zone :)
    Susan

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    1. I agree. It is beginning to grow on me each day!!!! It is prettier in person the pictures do not do it justice. I am leaving it dark for now for the contrast.
      Kris

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  6. I love how it looks! A nice industrial contrast to all that shabby chic ...

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda
      Welcome! I went to both of your blogs and love them both. I see you live in my neck of the woods. We live in a suburb north of Chicago called Lake Zurich. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  7. Hmmmm. I'm going to voice a contrary opinion: I'd paint it white. It looks lovely just the way it is, but one of the characteristics of classis cottage style is lots of details unified by color...in this case, white. It keeps all that detail from looking too cluttered. While it looks nice as is, using vintage mason jars in a color will complicate with more detail and likely become distracting. If the jars are clear, you might want to keep it the same. If the jars are colored, painting the fixture whie will keep it from looking cluttered. As long as the original jars remain on the fixture, I wouldn't bother to change it. Adding colored mason jars would incline me to paint the fixture white. BTW, this is a gorgeous score for your dining room!

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    1. I kinda agree with you. If I am going to do the mason vintage jars they will be clear not blue or green. The jars on there now came with the vixture and they are very close to the mason jars just not as vintage. I hate clutter and do not like things that are not simple or become too distracting so maybe painting is a good idea. I am going to give it some time. Thanks for your input.
      Kris

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  8. I love it love. I think I would play with it some dark yes 1 or 2 things poped into my mind the minute I saw it.
    1. Attached some crystals coming bown the wires
    2. cover the wires with burlap and add a little sparkle on the way down

    But no matter what you do I love it!
    This is just my work address while I am putting together Lace te Moose.

    Love your posts and you creative work
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      I am thinking of doing something on the wires coming down. I think maybe some burlap would be nice. Thanks for your input. Let me know when you get your blog up.
      Kris

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  9. Definitely keep it dark. Isn't every room supposed to have something black in it to ground it and anchor it? I fear that in white it would just blend into the background. You have a gorgeous home. Envy!!

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    1. HI Iris,
      Thanks for your input. I think at least for now it will stay dark brown. I like the contrast and I think you are right painting it white or cream will make it blend too much. So for now it will stay dark. It is growing on me.
      Kris

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  10. Its nice but I personally would put molding around the top of it.(by the ceiling)to me it looks like a 2x4 on the ceiling.It would give it your own personal touch.:)

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  11. Morning,
    Nice to meet you here in blogland, I came over from Becky's. Your dining room wall has run away with my heart............it is so wonderful, and the rest of your home is a delight as well. So creative and so fresh and lovely. Now for the light fixture....in the first pic
    it looks very dark, and I was thinking it is just a lil too much, so maybe to paint the base that is against the ceiling might take away some of the darkness, love the part with the wires hanging and glass holders. I really like the dark contrast as your hubby says, and in pic 3 it doesn't look as dark and looks like it matches your french bakery sign. Love that sign, so cute! Anyway, thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us,
    they were inspiring and delightful.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Well hello Nellie,
      Thanks for coming by and taking time to comment. I know about the fixture being dark especially with all the white and cream in there. I am thinking about what to do with it for now I need to let it be like it is until I come up with something. I was thinking of painting the base and then maybe do some kind of burlap or linen cord down the cords and replacing the jars with vintage clear mason jars or I even thought about putting some lace around the clear jars I have now to bling them up a little bit. I am going to the flea market this week end so I am going to see if I can find some of the vintage clear jars. I have alot of vintage clear mason jars but they have to be the wide mouth to fit. I do like having a little contrast but I am a cream and white girl and the french bakerty sign was as dark as I was going in there!!!! Thanks again for the suggestions. Love blog world!!!!
      Kris

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  12. I love the pictures of your home! I read the above before I saw the picture and thought the light fixture would need to blend, but when I saw the pics, the hubby is right, it offers a nice contrast and the eye will go up to the light to view yet another piece of eye candy, it does compliment as is. Now, I wanted to "follow" this blog but didn't see a button for that, can you advise? I'd like to see what you are up to? blessings, lady

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    1. Hi,
      thanks for coming by and for your comments. You can follow my blog through the email button or by putting me on your blog roll. That is what I have for now. I am pretty new to the blog world.
      Kris

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  13. Thanks for sharing this wonderful light fixture on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The room looks fantastic!
    Happy Halloween!

    Jody

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  14. I'm in love with the whole room and the light fixture is amazing. I think I agree with hubs.

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    1. Good Morning,
      Thanks for the nice comments on my dining area. I have something in my mind I may do with that light fixture but I am giving it some time. I am such a light cream and white girl so this is really different for me. It does compliment the french bakery sign but I still am debating stay tuned!!!!!!
      Kris

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  15. It looks amazing! Fabulous! I love your kitchen! Awesome!

    Welcome to my blog
    http://lavenderloafers.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Good Morning and thanks for coming by. I checked out your blog. Love that cute red coat that you cut and sewed. How cool it is vintage from New Zealand. It looks adorable on you.
      Kris

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  16. i love it! it will look great with ball jars...maybe even aqua someday??
    where did you find it?

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    1. Hi Stacey
      I found this at Lowe's.
      Kris

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    2. Can't find it online do you know what the name of the lighting fixture was? This would be so amazing in my house and I collect ball jars...

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  18. Hi,
    I found you through Pinterest today. Love all your pics of your home, you have so many adorable things to enjoy in it. I love this lamp and have spent a couple hours looking for it on the Lowes website but have not come across it yet. Do you have the actual name of it so I could search that instead of looking at every single fixture they have? LOL...there are soooo many on there! Would this light take the quart or Pint sized jars? Thanks so much

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