Monday, June 22, 2009

Delight In The Little Things

I squealed with glee after finding the idea from Kara to use a old soccer ball to make a topiary! Is this delighting in the little things? I got so excited about this awesome paper towel holder I found at Hobby Lobby I could hardly contain myself, and am so in love with this fun chalkboard platter I made I cant keep from smiling! Is this delighting in the little things? ( Hubby is thankful that I am so easily delighted! Who knew a paper towel holder could cause such happiness!)

I did not delight in this taranchula we found crawling up our house yesterday, because I do not like spiders. But, I did delight in the fact that he is harmless and will eat all the other bugs lurking around our house.



My heart skipped a beat with delight when I found this chandelier at a thrift store the other day for 15 dollars! I could see her inner beauty and knew all she needed was a little makeover ! (Don't we all every once and a while?)


A couple coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint later and she is gorgeous!





I first wanted to hang her above my bathtub, but for some electrical reason, it would have been a lot more work then hubby wanted to put forth, so he hung her in our entry way! Is she not delightful?:)



I think I love her, and I cant help being so delighted every time I walk past her!















13 comments:

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

You chandelier is wonderful!!

jen + ryan said...

that chandelier looks so great! we're moving into our new house this weekend, and EVERYTHING is brass, so we'll be doing the same treatment! Any tips so that it doesn't turn out all drippy/streaky?

mommynoodles said...

WOW! You have right to be delightful w/ your goodies! lol And that there spider! UGH! It looks like the one that greeted me when we bought our house,but he was indoors where he did'nt belong!! So ummmm, well....... yeah I killed the bad boy!! And I swear I had the creeps for days! lol Anyhow,Have a "BLESSED" week! Natalie,

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love all the pretty black things you've shown us, except the spider, ech!

Marie said...

Fabulous chandelier! Love it...and I'm a bit jealous too.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Kara said...

I am so thrilled that you copied my moss sphere. Looks fabulous! In fact, I love the whole arrangement you have on top of the cabinets. Maybe I'll have to copy. ;)

I am jealous of your gorgeous chandelier! I've been searching for one but haven't had any luck yet.

Courtney said...

The chandelier is beautiful. You are so crafty. I never see the potential in things until someone points it out to me!

Pamela said...

Love the chandy HATE the spider!! It just makes my skin crawl looking at the picture! I hate bugs as well and freak if they even get close to coming inside. Love your paper towel holder as well! I bought one last year at HobLob but it stands up on the counter instead so I could be sure to take it with me when we move!

Nicole said...

Sari you are so cute and creative!

Petit Debutant said...

What brand name is the Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint you used? And where did you find it?

Jennifer Juniper said...

I had a bathtub/chandelier story I shared here: http://hopestudios.blogspot.com/2009/07/chandelier-lovin-or-my-bathroom-diy.html

You might still be able to pull it off! Isn't that spray paint magic? I just tried the "hammered" bronze and it's so cool!

The P*dunc's said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Better After said...

Me again! I'm loving this chandelier! Would you mind if I posted it on my blog? (with credit to you, of course!)