Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Aqua Candelier Reveal, A French Buffet and More.....

Greetings everyone....I hope that you are having a great week so far.

I have been working on lots of different things and concentrating a little on some projects for my own home. In a previous post I showed you the chandelier that my husband was kind enough to bring home for me from it's abandoned state on a property that his company is working on. He knows that if I caught wind of him NOT bringing it home he would hear about that for a long time! I knew just what I wanted to do with it....and YES, the patina is natural from being outside in the south Florida elements for who knows how long. 


As I mentioned before, it was too far gone to rewire....so it's now a candelere, rather than a chandelier. Here is the finished piece, which I love.....


I have it hanging in my kitchen over the island right now and will light the votives tonight and see how it looks, but I think it's going to end up on our covered patio with some faux candles (we call them "fandles")....
I went shopping snooping in a friend's garage the other day and saw this very, very long vintage French style dresser. She told me that she was planning on selling it and I nearly fainted when she said $30! We just brought it over today and this is where it will go, but after a transformation. It's going to be great for linen storage and replace the vintage white French caned table that's been there for awhile.....which is going behind my white tufted sofa.

I plan on refinishing it with some applique work and a milk paint finish. You'll see.....
Been working on lots of new things for the shop (dress forms, teacup chandelier), and opening up a new category with supplies that are pretty and feminine for all of you crafty ladies out there:-). You'll find silk ribbons from France, sachets, pretty vintage wallpapers, gift tags, millinery and more.......soon!
I have also been devoting a good deal of my days caring for this guy....my darling almost 10 yr old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is not well. I'll spare you the details, but Murphy has congestive heart failure and is on the decline. If you have pets you know how they are so special, so if you can, please think some good thoughts for him.....

See you soon my friends....leave a comment, I love to read them and hear from you
****NOTE****I've had a lot of traffic on this post via Homebound magazine. This blog post was written a year ago, and shortly after the post our darling Cavalier Spaniel passed away from his heart disease. Thank you for your kind and caring comments, means a lot to me...xo

52 comments:

Linda said...

Your candelier is gorgeous....what a great find and I love that you used old mason jars. I also love the glass paint idea too.
You are one busy lady my friend.
Linda

Lou said...

Very clever with the mason jars. Looks gorgeous! So sorry about your King Charles. What a handsome little guy......my heart breaks for you.....pets love you unconditionally and never hurt your feelings. You can't beat having them in your circle of friends and family.
Connie (akalou)

DEB said...

Ohhhh Janet...I am like....WOW!!!! Hon... you are SO talented...I LOVE the chandy...its TDF!! I would have never thought of mason jars hon! And the gorgeous glass...LOVE it:)
The dresser you got for a "steal" is awesome too...cant wait to see it re-done!
Bless Murphy's little heart hon:( Please tell him...C.J. & LIL Bit send him lots of kisses XXX & furry hugs OOO
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

What an awesome recreation.I love a great Chandelier~Cheers Kim

Pamela said...

That chandelier is gorgeous! That is the most creative thing i have ever seen !!

I am sending good thoughts to your beautiful beloved pet...as a pet owner i know what you are going through. It is so hard to go through this..
Pamela :)

Anita said...

So very sorry to hear about Murphy. We have two Maltese, and they are like children to us. We will be thinking good thoughts for your little one!
xo, a,

Kathy said...

Wow!
Lovin that Chandy...
Would look great in my beachy back porch...great color!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Dear Janet... most important of all, my prayers are going out for little Murphy and you and your family... I know so well how much a part of the family your baby is, and when he is sick, you are sick... I love you little Murphy!... your candelier is beautiful, you are so creative!.. love that gorgeous aqua color... and your new treasure from your friends garage is so pretty!... love to you, xoxo Julie Marie PS Looking forward to the new craft supplies in your shop...

Elyse said...

hi janet,

thanks so much for the comment about paint. because i am determined to make it happen this weekend, most likely i will see what they have at my local home depot or lowes. i am looking forward to digging in to this project!

the aqua candelier is a gasp-fest! beautiful. love the contrast of mason jars and crystals. lovely!

hope little murphy is okay. sending hugs from the ocean state.

xo
elyse

Beth ~ Tattered Notions said...

Love, love love the candelere

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Hud Murphy for me! How sweet is he!!!
Our coco is almost ten ( she got into the dcon last summer and had to have a blood transfusion!) and I see she is declining. Yes janey I do understand. HUGS to you too! That chand is stunning! You have unbelievable talent!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your aqua candolier is stunning!!

I hope your precious Murphy is doing alright. I'd be very interested in your treatment for his condition as my 11 yr. old JRT is also starting to suffer from an enlarged heart.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

NanaDiana said...

OH MY GOODNESS- It is marvelous! Love it-love the color and the usage of mason jars. Great dresser too. I could just cry for you watching our pet suffer and move closer to the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you .. sending peaceful thoughts and prayers your way! Diana

Annesphamily said...

What a terrific idea and the reuslt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing today. Anne

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh dear! I'm sending good thoughts to Murphy My pets are my kids. Hugs and Kisses Murphy! Love, Linda

Junk-it Junction... said...

Oh poor Murphy,I hope he isnt in too much pain...
I love the candelier, that blue patina is devine!

Cassandra said...

OMG! That chandelier took my breath away! AHHH I want one lol. I just started to remodel my house, and started in the dinning room. Above the windows in milk glass and blue mason jars! SO sweet! xo

Roberta said...

Janet, Hope Murphy isn't too uncomfortable. Just left my LA daughter's and her little Schooch has it too:( I have a long french dresser in my dining room and love it so much for linens, candles etc. Perfect as a buffet when needed too. Adore your candlere and the dreamy long French aqua crystals. yikes! Fifi's coming beginning of June so I'm scurrying around getting ready! I think I'll take a pic w/ her and add it to my sidebar too. Cute! Hugs! Roberta

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the chandy what a fabulous color thanks for sharing this great idea
sending prayers for your puppy too
xo
Pam

D. said...

I love that your hubby is so well trained {te hee} Mine is too!

Great idea with the jars and candles....I may use this idea for our summer porch! They sell remote control fandles {I think Hobby Lobby has them} easier then climbing on a chair to light them each time :-)

Blessing to your fur baby!

Hugs,
Dolly

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...how fabulous!
Love the color!
You are so creative!!

Emanuela said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!

UNIQUELY CHIC Floral & Home said...

Sending prayers to you and your sweet Murphy.
ox~Cathleen

UNIQUELY CHIC Floral & Home said...

Your Chandelier is just amazing...love it.

Paris Rags Romance said...

Leave it to you to come up with that chandelier idea, its amazing!!!!! Hope your doing well xoxo Kim

Trisha said...

What a sweet precious little doggie. My thoughts are with you Janet. xoxo
Trisha

Anne Marie... said...

oh my gosh I love your blog -

new follower!! yeah!
xo+farm blessings,
Anne Marie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Janet,

I hate to hear that about Murphy..what an adorable furbaby. My Miss Morgan will 8 years old later this month.

I do pray for Murphy to stay comfortable and not suffer...just heartbreaking for you I know.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie ♥

Bonnie H said...

My best hopes for Murphy....I love animals and have a very old kitty who I am hoping for also.

Sheila said...

i am Sooo in LOVE with your candlelier & i'm hoping you won't mind if i "lift" your idea. i've come across the chandelier & i'm on my way this weekend to buy the jars! =) the only thing is ... can you pretty pretty please tell me HOW you drilled them??? while i've worked with several tools & love them all i've Never done anything like that. any information & advice would be Greatly Appreciated! thanks in advace :)

andrea said...

The verdigris on the metal paired with the blue glass is kismet. I have a collection of these old blue jars... there's just something so cheerful about them. Your homemade fixture farmhouse glamorous. I love it.andrea@townandprairie

Heidi Kaether said...

I found a picture of your candelier on pinterest a while ago and it wasn't linked to the whole tutorial. (I just found this one with the link and followed it here.) I fell in love with the picture right away and was inspired to create my own version. You can see it at my blog ( http://www.lydia-lane.com/blog/?p=206 ) If only I'd known of this tutorial before I made it, I might have asked how you drilled your jars to make them work upright. But I am really quite happy with how it turned out anyway. Thank you so much for your inspiration. - Heidi

Jamie said...

I really love this chandalier.. the color is amazing.. I hope it's okay, I featured it on my new home decor blog here:

http://frugal-home-design.blogspot.com/2012/02/gorgeous-diy-and-refurbished.html

Thank you so much for sharing! I am your newest follower :0)

Ang. said...

I love the chandelier, in fact, a distant r4elative (my ex-sister-in-law) gave me GAVE me one that belonged to her aunt. I cherish it, but it is on my deck, gathering it's patina (it wasn't in good shape to try and include in the house).SO...it has those screw-like-type things coming out, otherwise, if I can get someone to cut them off, can't I glue the mason jars onto the 'holder' without drilling a hole in them? I hope so, because I love this look!! thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

My Lhasa Apso Bronte also had congestive heart failure, so I feel for you. Murphy doesn't look older than a wee puppy - a stuffed toy puppy I might add - he is absolutely adorable. I realize your post was last year, I hope the little guy is still OK.
Best,
Burda

Selena said...

what did you use attach the jars?

Sandra said...

Wow! That mason jar is gorgeous! I just may have to make one for my patio too! So charming. I've been looking for a dresser to refinish for my bedroom, that one is perfect, great find!

Positive thoughts and love to you and your "pup".
Cheers,
Sandra

Sandra said...

Wow! That mason jar is gorgeous! I just may have to make one for my patio too! So charming. I've been looking for a dresser to refinish for my bedroom, that one is perfect, great find!

Positive thoughts and love to you and your "pup".
Cheers,
Sandra

Jenn A said...

Love the candlere! I am a blue mason jar collector and I love what you did with them. I'm here from Post Road Vintage

Food, Wine and Creative Musings said...

Love love love the candelier, you just got my juices flowing to create.
I'm sending loving thoughts to Murphy. Each day is an extra blessing when we have pets in our lives

Di said...

Hope your little puppy does okay, I know it is so hard. Take care and your candelier is beautiful. Di@cottage-wishes

Lori Anderson said...

I am so in love with that that I could cry.

Anonymous said...

sorry about your little dog - maybe you could investigate using co-enzyme Q10. it is helpful in humans for healthy hearts. mary.

Jill Elaine said...

That is one of the best uses for those mason jars I've ever seen! Love it! Kuddos to you:)

JP designs said...

Your Chandy is so "Shabby Glam" and just my style....sure wish I had one!

JP/Janet, too!;)

Jen Lossing said...

This is the coolest Candelier! I just love it. I bet it looks amazing in your home!

Sue Ellen Peach Cobbler and Sweet Tea said...

I am soo glad that I found your blog and store. I just love it, and the Candelier is to die for!!!

Love all of your ideas!

Peace and Blessings to You,

Ellisann

Sue Ellen Peach Cobbler and Sweet Tea said...

I have recently found your blog and I am in love with EVERYTHING!
That Candelier is possibly to die for!!

Peace and Blessings,

Ellisann

Donna said...

Your chandalier (and Cavalier) are gorgeous. Our furbabies are so precious, so sorry for your loss.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

This is outrageously amazing!! Pinned :)

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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christy kerling said...

All so beautiful! Love what you did with the chandelier, Janet!What a sweet gorgeous little pooch you have. We once had a Murphy years and years ago as well : ) so I completely understand!Our pets become family for sure. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & Murphy. ~Christy

Katie Murphy said...

LOVE your candelier! Found your blog via Pinterest and after several photos led to dead end links, I was so happy to find one that led to the original source. :)

I actually featured this today on my mason jar light round-up :)

http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/08/25-creative-ways-to-light-up-mason-jars/

Katie @ Upcycled Treasures