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I received a beautiful Minka Lavery 4376-579, Middletown Chandelier Lighting, 6 Light, Downton Bronze to review and I decided to bling it up some with a DIY fall lighting project. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do to the chandelier, I thought about the things that I love. One thing stood out above the rest. M.U.S.I.C. I love music to the point that there is never a time that I don’t have music going. I also love all things musical especially vintage vinyl records. I have them everywhere.
Told you so. Everywhere. Music is a way of life for me.
With music on the brain, I ordered everything I needed for the vision I had of my DIY fall lighting project and when everything arrived, I squealed in delight, then I got to work. I had planned to have this hanging beautifully before writing my review but with the holidays upon us, I couldn’t get the electrician recommended to me, to install it in time. There is only one electrician in our small town, population 500, and for some reason he thought spending time with his family over the holidays was more important than hanging my light. Go figure. So… I’ll share my newly hung light *hangs head* asap. I have the darkest corner in Georgia but I’m going to brighten it up and liven it up with my new DIY fall lighting project design. I’m excited about the 360 watts this chandelier provides.
Would you like to see it?
Here it is in the box. I left it in there for a couple of hours because it was entertaining Chelsea.
And here it is after I took it out of the box. Note cat hissing at me for taking away her new box. I think she’s demon possessed but that’s a whole other post.
Ta da, a little bit closer now.
To make your own DIY Fall Lighting Project, you will need:
Minka Lavery 4376-579, Middletown Chandelier Lighting, 6 Light, Downton Bronze
1 roll of Designer Printed Music Duct Tape from consumercrafts.com (direct link to product http://bit.ly/1YwpeDq)
6- 4 inch Muslin Lampshades from consumercrafts.com (direct link to product http://bit.ly/1Ywpq5w)
6 vintage vinyl records (I bought mine on ebay.com)
Glue Gun & extra glue sticks (I bought mine at walmart.com)
Scissors (I bought mine at Shoplet.com)
6 Chandelier lights (I bought mine on Amazon.com)
The first thing I did was to heat up my glue gun. I then placed some hot glue on two sides of the chandelier base, then pressed each record in the desired placement.
Pretty neat, eh?
I then added strips of Duct tape to my lampshades. Like so…
This is when I started getting excited. I mean really excited. The kind of excited you get when your vision is coming together. That kind of excited.
I screwed in the rest of the light bulbs, added the lampshades and here is the end result.
It looks pretty cool from underneath as well. The lighting is going to look fabulous through the vinyl records.
I do want to note that everything I added in my DIY project is removable on this chandelier and I designed it that way because I have big plans for my Middletown Chandelier. I can take the lampshades and records off when I want to give it a more farm home feeling with Country Style Silicone Dipped Candle Light Bulbs.
I’m sure there will be times I want to use some Antique Flame Tip Style bulbs as well. Everyone should have some of these in their home.
Of course I’ll want to change the lamp shades from time to time as well. Such as when I want a whole new look with these Faux Leather, Laced Trim, Clip on shades.
I put a lot of thought into my Chandelier when I selected it and I am one happy Shabby Chic Boho. I wanted a large chandelier that also came in a smaller size that I could purchase for 2 cramped areas I have that’s small but needs big lighting. I found that with the Minka Lavery 4374-579, Middletown Chandelier Lighting, 4 Light, Downton Bronze and as soon as I own 2 of these, I’m going to have the lighting my home lacks. I also knew I would do many DIY projects with my chandelier over my lifetime and I knew that one of you would enjoy getting creative with yours, equally. Did I just say that? Yes indeed I did. I’ve been about to burst to tell you that one of you will win your very own Minka Lavery Middletown Chandelier. You can bling it up as I did or install it right from the box. The choice is up to you. Be watching for my Facebook post tomorrow announcing the giveaway with directions on how to enter. If you would like to skip the giveaway and go ahead and order this chandelier, click on one of my links. Right now you can get this at a 33% savings so don’t delay. Price: $398.89 Save 33% MSRP: $598.34.
Head on over to my Facebook page to make sure you are following me and as soon as you see me post the below image, tomorrow, Black Friday, click on it for the link to the giveaway.
In the meantime go check out DelMarFans on Facebook to take advantage of their Black Friday savings. They have some great sales planned for you.
Del Mar Fans shipped my beautiful chandelier with the utmost of care. It arrived packaged safely and securely. I knew before I opened it that I was going to love my selection because of the trusted name brand products they provide. I’m looking forward to purchasing more lighting and ceiling fans from them in the future. And BTW, if the designs don’t pull you in, the low prices will. They offer something for any budget. Changing your lighting fixtures or adding a new ceiling fan gives your home a new look especially when you select something to suit your own personal style as I did. Del Mar Fans makes it easy to switch out your old and tired fixtures for new ones because they provide instructions and instructional videos on their products like chandeliers and/or ceiling fans. This family owned business provided me with hassle free shopping and in this day and time, that means a lot to me. You can follow Del Mar Fans on Twitter, Pinterest, G+ and YouTube.
Question: What DIY Fall Lighting Project would you do with your Minka Lavery Middletown Chandelier?