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Chandelier Love

Horchow.com

Horchow.com

 

“Help me … help you,  Help me…help you”.

Ever see Jerry McGuire where Tom Cruise (Jerry) a sports agent is begging his one and only client Tod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) to help him understand how he can, well help him better?

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Well this is me about your chandelier.

Chances are…you need a new one.

Did it come with your house?  Was it part of the builder package?  Did you buy the house 3 years ago and say to yourself this chandelier must be replaced asap and yet you find yourself still with it?  Is it shiny brass?  Was it shiny brass?  Was it popular in the 80’s?  Is it hung flush with the ceiling?  Is it teeny tiny and you have a big dining room?  Is it a ceiling fan?  Is it missing?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Help me..help you.

Retro is only cool if this is your first time around experiencing it.  If your chandelier is in style now for the 2nd go around after 3 decades of it NOT being in style–you are a “yes” and it must go.

If you are saying (and I swear I cannot help myself) SHOW ME THE MONEY as to how you can afford to buy one, let me tell you Home Depot and Lowes have many very affordable ones.  And I have been known to take down a chandelier or two and spray paint them.  You would be amazed what a can of spray paint can do.

Here are some chandeliers that…(again, sorry) “…had me at Hello”.  (The small print to this statement is they had me at hello as long as they were located at a convenient big box store and were priced between $120 and $180ish).

Lowes

Lowes

Lowes

Lowes

Lowes

Lowes

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot

 

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home DepotHome Depot

Home Depot...ok this one might have cost a bit more...but it is made with driftwood and that is cool.

Home Depot…ok this one might have cost a bit more…but it is made with driftwood and that is cool.

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot

 

 

If you saw the movie, remember the scene with Ray, the little boy with the big glasses, and Jerry on the couch?

Ray: D’you know that the human head weighs 8 pounds?

Jerry Maguire: Did you know that in a typical home with a 8 foot ceilings a chandelier should hang 30 inches from the table?

Ray: D’you know that bees and dogs can smell fear?

Jerry Maguire:  Did you know to properly size a chandelier to your space, measure in feet the length and width of your room and add the figures together? Take this number and use it in inches to determine the diameter of a chandelier that will fit the space.

Ray: D’you know that my next door neighbor has three rabbits?

Jerry Maguire: I… I can’t compete with that!

Jerry Maguire with word bubble

5 Comments

  1. Jan says

    First of all…..looooove your blog and your references to some of the famous lines from Jerry Maguire…..very creative. I’m kinda liking the one with the antlers for the cabin. What do you think? 🙂

  2. Parul says

    OMG i HATE my chandelier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and now i know how to SPELL chandelier!!!!

  3. Darcy says

    I will have to say that I actually have put some of your advice to good use ALREADY!!! My dining room chandelier was dingy brass when we moved in. I painted it a faux bronze and have had 2 seperate styles of shades on it in the past 10 yrs! Are you proud of me???

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