d-r-a-b….to fab!

Toss in the dumpster? I purchased this very creepy-looking light from deep in a garage in Edina 6 years ago, which I believe originally came from IKEA.

Attempting to add some light to the sunk-in kitchen room this light has hung for years. I believe it has only further contributed to that sunk-in feeling.

I have been waiting for a kitchen-remodel sort of excuse to use my sacred Hirshfields gift card—yes, all $100 smackers!! (Actually I completely lost it and all this packing up of EVERYthing from the main floor into a POD allowed me to find it.)

I head off to officially use the gift card. It is time. It is time to reap the benefits of my claim to fame.

Bingo!! Lucky me! They have my shade of blue. (Btw, no one recognized me…)

And more luck—it’s a bazillion degrees out here mid-winter. So I can play outside….




Thee After.

Wah-lahhh!!! And WOWZA!!!

So glad this didn’t get tossed in the heap! Yay!

Love that I like!

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  1. R-girl
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Love it!!! How exciting!

  2. Posted February 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness gracious me!!! That is soooooo awesome!! I LOOOOOVE IT! So shiny and fresh – and AQUA. Way to go, Em!

  3. Emily
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks gals!

    Love that both mother and daughter agree!!

  4. gloria
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Happy transformation! and the color is so fabulous!

  5. Posted February 14, 2012 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    I’m so impressed you kept it all these years just to do something fabulous with it! It was all in your plan…all in your great plan :)

  6. Crissy
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    gorgeous. can’t wait to see it in it new home.

  7. Posted February 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I forgot to ask – where will this beauty be going????

  8. Emily
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I am thinking over our kitchen table, that side doesn’t have recessed lights; so I need some wattage.

    This whole issue of lights is harder than i thought it would be. I kept finding things I liked, but they had just have one measly bulb. So this one coming together is so fun! Both form and function! Yay!

  9. Deb
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Oh HONEY!!! You did right by this ole chandy! It’s gorgeous!!! It inspires me to do the same with one of mine!

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