Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chandelier re-fashion

Here's a little DIY project I just completed. My Mom had an old chandelier hanging in her entryway, and got a new fixture. She asked me if I wanted it, so I gladly took it off her hands. This thing is old. It's been hanging in our house since I was maybe 8, and actually came from the home of a friend of hers. When this friend moved into their hundred year old house, this chandelier was there. I guess it didn't suit their tastes, and gave it to my parents. In any case, I think I really scored.


I wrestled for a few days, where I would put it, and what color I would paint it. I decided on my fancy powder room, and therefore decided to spray paint it black.


I love how it turned out. It really ups the glamour factor. Now, if we could just get the crown moulding up, you wouldn't be able to see the wallpaper gaps, and this room would be complete!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breaking Dawn movie night

Saturday night, (Feb 18) I had my usual Twilight movie night, that I hold whenever a new Twilight movie is released on DVD. I tend to go a little crazy with food and decorations. I love themes.

Red Velvet cupcakes

"blood" pop

Team Edward table

Team Jacob table

"Werewolf" pop
 I found some printables via pinterest (love that site) to go around pop bottles and to frame.
I made the palm tree fruit tray in honor of Bella and Edward's Brazilian Island honeymoon. (Saw that on pinterest too) I got the plates at Target, the last time we were in the states, and put out black and red licorice, and  chocolate dipped strawberries. The movies still leave a lot to be desired, but it's a fun excuse to get together. I forgot to take pics of our little crowd but we had a blast watching it on the big screen (106") and relaxing in our theatre seating.