If you love chandeliers as much as I do, you are going to love this!! I bought a chandelier on a birdcage stand.
It’s a sweet little vintage chandelier and I use the duo like a floor lamp.
Yes I am aware that it is very odd indeed, but I think that is what appeals to me the most about this lamp. It’s in the guest quarters, and I smile every time I look at it. Some guests stare at it, then give me the ‘you are SO bizare’ look, but I really don’t mind. I’m past the point of worrying what people think. And besides, worrying about what others think is the biggest obstacle to creativity known to man (or woman). So really it’s best to ignore it.
My mom even gave me her “Well it sure is different’ comment. I think we know what that means. It’s okay; I still love her. I know YOU get it.
This leather chair is draped in a vintage linen sheet. I will be slipcovering the chair soon, when I have time, yeah right!! Well that’s the plan any way.
Shades courtesy of Blinds.com. For information on what blinds I used, click here.
Want to see more of the guest quarters? You can click here.
I liked how you connected these two items that I would not have seen as connected, but they were obvious to you–now that is creativity, and I think the late Steve Jobs defined creativity in that way.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if you only try,”
Albert Einstein said creativity was contagious–I am hoping to catch some from you–thanks so much!!
This is adorable Anita. I know what you mean about the comments, I just ignore them since they lack the creative gene. Smile!
Yes, odd is good. I always love a bit of whimsy added in a room.
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
So pretty, Anita! And yes, I totally get it! I love the unexpected! 😉
Debra @ MsMoozys Open House says
Great idea and it is nice to see you combined the 2 loves into a great and fun piece! Enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. 🙂
Mary Alice Patterson says
Oh, I love this, Anita. Totally understand why you had to snatch this up. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I have the bird cage stand, just need to find the right chandie. Now you’ve inspired me to try it.
Well this is just adorable! Great way to add form and function that appears to be perfect for your space.
I’ve been holding on a vintage birdcage on a great stand for over a year now for just this type of opportunity. Problem is, I haven’t found a “chandelier” within my price range. I am hoping that after we move and things get settled I can find some new thrifting haunts and get serious about finding a chandy that’s just right for my stand. I get it completely.
Love the chandy in the birdcage–what a great idea!
Betty Pfeiffer says
Absolutely love the chandelier on the birdcage. It’s those kinds of unique items that make our homes!
Shanna Gilbert says
I absolutely love this! It adds such charm!
Ginene Nagel says
Another great example of the way you have to make us think outside of the box.
Anita, how cool is this??? I think this is so clever and it is so different and unexpected beauty.
I am a sucker for old birdcages and have many . A few years ago, I did a similar thing and had DH “light one up”. I like the chandy idea better. Much more interesting than a barely disguised bulb. I have a ginormous Victorian cage that is crying out for just a treatment. Thanks for the idea(s) and Love, Love, Love your creativity and sensibilities.
Nana Diana says
Well, aren’t you just a smart one? What a GREAT idea! Now…all I need is an old chandy AND a bird cage stand and I can join you!!! xo Diana
It is really sweet and now I am wondering looking at the colour, if I should be painting out the gold in my mums one I am hanging in my home office?? I am having enough problems trying to determine the wall colour. Lovely idea in a bird cage.
Well…life’s too short to fret over what others may say. I think it’s a great idea…so unique! 😉
lynn cockrell says
It is a charmer and, yes, totally different! The remark by your dear mother sound as if they could have come out of my husband’s mouth!
Hi Anita. Love it. I’ve seen a few similar ones here in Knoxville, but not as cute as yours. The ones I’ve seen usually have those little chandeliers from Lowe’s in the center of the birdcage.
I would love to see a few pictures of this away from the window so I could see it better. Alway, a night shot with the lights on would be great!
*also* a night shot
lorraine williamson says
Anything that is not cookie cutter is fine by me. Love how you did it following from the scoop thanks for sharing