Two Story Cottage

Dining Room Chandelier Revamped

Dear Friends,
       Well, y’all I went and got all crafty this week.  You know I am not a hobby crafter but I can get my craft on when I hit a design roadblock.

The dining room is 98% complete.  It will be the first “finished” room of the new house.  However, I just couldn’t figure out what to do with our chandelier.  It was a bit too much for the room.  Too powerful.   Too “look at me” when I really wanted the eye drawn elsewhere.  What to do, what to do?  I loved a couple that I saw in Ballard but I just couldn’t justify a new one when this one isn’t bad.  Not to mention my “to buy” list is lengthy.

I decided to soften it instead.  Check out my “nest”.

You can’t tell by the picture but it is actually really big.

I used twine to tie a wreath to each of the arms on the chandelier.  
I bought a small bird’s nest at Michael’s.  I used twine to attach the nest to the wreath.

I know it is a little different and not everyone’s cup of tea but I’m actually sort of digging it.  I did like the original shades but removing them really made the chandelier seem smaller which is what I was trying to do.  I did not want it as a focal point.

Maybe I’ll add some little birds.  I’m sure there will be plenty of birds ornaments out this holiday season.  
I can’t wait to show you the rest of the dining room!  It feels good to have a room that is almost done.


  1. It’s very tweet!!!! Sorry!!! I had to!!! I really can not wait to see the reveal!


  2. LOVE that! And yes, little birds, it would be so fun to hunt for them, they could be rustic, or porcelain, or fabric…I know there are so many adorable ones out there.

  3. I absolutly love your style! I am in the process of doing the same to mine!

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