Goodbye Ivy!

When I bought our new home, I had a clear mission right away: rid it of it’s 90’s-tastic decor! I’m serious you guys, if you can think of an early 90’s interior design, it had it. Floral wallpaper borders, faux-gold-trimmed everything, lots of ivy. Some may like this style, but me…not so much.

The wallpaper was the first to go, the walls repainted before I even moved in. Most of the gold pulls have been replaced, with other light fixtures and handles and things still on the list. But the worst thing… a lovely chandelier adorned with curved metal ivy and fake candles, all (poorly) spray-painted an awful shade of green.

When the project bug hit me, I knew it was time to say goodbye to the ivy monstrosity. I honestly can’t believe I hadn’t replaced it already before now, but it turned out to be a good thing. The fixture has great bones and I knew I could turn it into something lovely for the fraction of the cost of the new chandeliers I had been swooning over. After a lot of prying metal with wrenches, cursing, sanding, and spray painting, I love what I’ve ended up with. All for the total cost of about $35: $5 each for 6 pendant shades I found on sale and turned into sconces, and $5 for metallic bronze paint. Score!

Anyway, I just had to share the victorious result from my recent crafty adventure! Viola :)


That’s awesome!! I like it so much better after!


Thanks Amelia! It definitely fits my style a lot better, and I can’t say I’m sad to say bye to the ivy! :P

Holy cow! You did that?!?!? It. Is. Amazing. You had such great vision!!!


Wow…..Beautiful! Great Job Erin!!


Thanks Kristin! It turned out so much better than I imagined!


Thanks Jaclyn! It was fun!

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