a style blog

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wayfair Chandelier // The Home Series

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted a chandelier. When I was a kid, I'd be dragged to Home Depot with my parents and nearly always wander off to the lighting section to stare longingly at the sparkliest chandeliers I could find. I went through a serious collage phase in my pre-teens (I guess they call this a mood board now?) and nearly all of my designs included fancy chandeliers carefully cut out of magazine. 

But, alas, due to wiring limitations, low ceilings, and general ridiculousness, my dream remained just that. 

And then I bought a house with 9-foot ceilings and with it came a realization that I can do whatever I want. 

So I did. 


wayfair willa arlo grisella chandelier xochloegordon ottawa light decor how to home improvement


I ordered this a little while ago and just this past weekend got around to installing it. I had been looking for the perfect light fixture for my living room, and thought a chandelier would be an unexpected cool look, especially since chandeliers tend to be seen more in the dining room. My friend Natalie sent me a link to this one from Wayfair, and I was immediately obsessed -- so I took a chance! This is the Grisella 9 Light Crystal Chandelier by Willa Arlo Interiors

The price on this was certainly right (under $200!) and because the hanging bits are actually plastic, it's not super heavy or fragile. The only issue I came across when installing was that the instructions are pretty vague, which ultimately led to the wires being cut too short (oops!). After some advice from a lighting store, my dad and I re-wired the fixture ourselves.

wayfair willa arlo grisella chandelier xochloegordon ottawa light decor how to home improvement

I must say, there's something very satisfying about taking something apart, fixing it, and putting it back together again. Of course, it was very stressful as well, but everything all worked out, and I learned how to re-wire a light! Once it was fixed, I went back up the ladder and fiddled around some more (vague instructions, remember) and finally got it mounted. Then, I had to attach all 72 pieces of plastic by hand... 

wayfair willa arlo grisella chandelier xochloegordon ottawa light decor how to home improvement

wayfair willa arlo grisella chandelier xochloegordon ottawa light decor how to home improvement

So while the installation process was not without drama, I'm absolutely obsessed with the result. I finally have a chandelier, and it's perfect.... and maybe I feel a stronger sense of attachment to it now because of what it took to get it up on the ceiling! I mean, it's not every day you sit on the floor of your living room and re-wire a lamp by yourself! I still have quite a few other lights to replace - I've already installed new pendant lights in my kitchen, and have been collecting an assortment of glass light fixtures to put up around the house. A purposeful mismatch, but the glass keeping a common thread throughout... and of course, nothing in competition with my piece de resistance!   

wayfair willa arlo grisella chandelier xochloegordon ottawa light decor how to home improvement

So this is the final look -- don't mind the rest of my living room, it's still a work in progress (that I will also be sharing on here!), but I'm loving the vibe the chandelier brings. So chic, so cool, but unexpected. 

xo 

SHARE:

13 comments

  1. It's gorgeous! Would have never guessed it's plastic. I haven't been on Instagram or anything but congrats on the house! V

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Victoria! It still feels super surreal to be a homeowner!

      Delete

  2. Packers and Movers Pune Provide High Quality ***Household Shifting, Home/Office Relocation, Insurance, Packing, Locading, ###Car Transportation Service Pune and High experiences, Top Rated, Safe and Reliable, Best and Secure Packers and Movers Pune Team List. Get ✔✔✔ Affordable Rate Charts and Compare Quotation and Save Money and Time .
    Packers And Movers Pune

    ReplyDelete
  3. Get Shifting/Relocation Quotation from ###Packers and Movers Delhi. Packers and Movers Delhi 100% Affordable and Reliable ***Household Shifting Services. Compare Transportation Charges and Save Time, Verified and Trusted Packers and Movers in Delhi, Cheap and Safe Local, Domestic House Shifting @
    Packers and Movers Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  4. Packers and Movers Ahmedabad - We Provide ***Best Service Providers, Safe, Reliable, Affordable, Trusted ###Movers and Packers in Ahmedabad List, Household Shifting, Office Relocation: Choose Top Verified Packers and Movers Ahmedabad Compare ✔✔✔Shifting Service Chrages, Price Quotation, Rate List Charts and Save Money and Time @
    Packers And Movers in Ahmedabad

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This blog is really great. The information here will surely be of some help to me. Thanks!. foyer chandelier

    ReplyDelete
  7. Local Packers and Movers Bangalore List, Get Best Price Quotes, Compare Movers and packers Charges, Top, Local Household Shifting Services
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hire Best Packers And Movers Mumbai for hassle-free Household Shifting, ***Office Relocation, ###Car Transporation, Loading Unloading, packing Unpacking at affordable ✔✔✔ Price Quotation. Top Rated, Safe and Secure Service Providers who can help you with 24x7 and make sure a Untroubled Relocation Services at Cheapest/Lowest Rate
    Packers And Movers Mumbai

    ReplyDelete
  9. Packers and Movers Hyderabad Give Certified and Verified Service Providers, Cheap and Best ###Office Relocation Charges, ***Home Shifting, ✔✔✔Goods Insurance worth Rs. 10,000, Assurance for Local and Domestic House Shifting. Safe and Reliable Household Shifting Services in Hyderabad with Reasonable Packers and Movers Price Quotation @ Packers And Movers Hyderabad

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig