Chandeliers have historically been the focal point of most dining rooms and today’s homes are no exception. What started out as ornate fixtures representative of luxury and status and found only in the homes of the wealthy have morphed into a fixtures as common as the table lamp. While extravagant chandeliers still adorn the homes of the rich and famous, less expensive designs are now common place in “builder’ homes and condominiums, custom-built homes, and over 50% of remodeled homes. And while we still think of the traditional chandelier as an extravagant display of crystal decadence, modern chandeliers have taken on a more minimalist style. It is this minimal style that makes the chandeliers of today such wonderful canvases for creativity! How can a chandelier be a “canvas” I hear you say? Iron-based fixtures ( think steel and wrought iron) make ideal candidates because they “play” well with magnets, specifically magnetically-tipped MagTrims®.
Today’s post will show you how to take a minimalist chandelier and dress it up to match your design style. What sets this chandelier makeover apart from all others is that I will show you how to dress up the SAME fixture in multiple ways in less that 10 minutes. Most importantly, you will NOT need a chest full of tools to execute the re-vamp. Magnetic Light Charms® will do the trick!
So without further ado….
I purchased this iron chandelier at Home Depot a few years ago when I moved into my new house. I loved it’s elegant yet basic style and I liked the fact that it did NOT possess pre-attached crystals or other embellishments. This fixture was and continues to be the perfect “canvas” through which I can display my “day to day” design creativity. I realize that many people like the rustic, "unembellished" look but truth be told, it is fun to jazz things up once in a while!