Whimsical wood chandelier


I loved the capiz chandelier we originally hung in Quinn's room (<---- go there if you'd like to see pristine photos of her nursery.  If you'd like to see photos sprinkled with baby & diapers, please read on.)......but we soon discovered that the floor vent directed just enough air to cause those capiz discs to chime against each other.  Not so great for our light little sleeper (I swear, even with the white noise of a humidifier and sound machine in her room, she still wakes up when we so much as sneeze in the next room).  There's recessed lighting in there but no can light in the center placement of the ceiling, so the "chandelier" was more decorative than functional.

In my search for a silent substitute, I found this laser-cut wood "chandelier" made by iTag Studios & instantly loved it (I got the unpainted version for $33).  Look at all those curves & flourishes!  Its versatility was the icing on the cake.  It can be painted & embellishments can be added thanks to the holes iTag Studios thoughtfully pre-drilled.  Sold!  (Wouldn't these be fantastic hung in groupings from a tree for a wedding with twinkle lights or mason jar candles? Or suspended over the food table for a bridal or baby shower?)
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I had a can of gold spraypaint on hand from a previous project (I've tried them all & this one's my favorite--not too brassy, more of a goldleaf look) & since gold accents appear throughout Quinn's nursery, I went with it.  It only took 2 thin coats (no priming necessary to my surprise).  Then I let it air out for about 1 week on our deck just to make sure the paint cured & no fumes lingered.
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Added some faux crystals from Michael's using gold floral gauge wire from my box of crap  crafts.
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Some other small updates to Quinn's room......not all of them are what I'd call "the pretties".  More like "the funkys" as in functional.  
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I made a rookie mom mistake & never added blackout liner to the Dwell fabric I turned into drapes.  So one day, in between Quinnie's naps, I frantically grabbed a set of blackout panels from Target.  Serendipitously, they blend in perfectly with the wall color for a sleek monochromatic look.  Mmmm, sleep (for her anyway)!!
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The ceramic garden stool I repainted never really got used, so Mr. FC brought in a demi-lune table that had been tucked away.
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The scene of daily diaper disasters.....................
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I get lots of emails from people asking me about these clear acrylic book shelves
(thanks to those of you who've Pinned them since the nursery reveal in November 2011!!).
Ours are the 24" ledges.
WE LOVE THEM! They're still going strong.  I only wish I had gotten a couple more to hang.
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An up-close shot (from the nursery reveal last year):
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Switched up the art a bit:
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I LOVE this wood chandie for all its whimsy & Quinn's intrigued by it.  By intrigued I mean that she likes to roll around naked on the floor of her room, reaching her hands skyward towards it & murmuring "Mamamamama".  Then she pees all over her rug from the excitement & Hiro chooses that moment to wander in & step in it.


WTH?
How does such a small room (and small person) get such a long-winded post?!
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