Tuesday, June 23, 2009

what a monstrosity!

From the time we first moved in, I've always known that I wanted a chandelier in the dining room. I was little embarrassed about liking such over the top (tacky) opulence that was why I was wavering. It took me almost 3 years to finally decide on it. All the blogs I saw on line and all the home decor magazines didn't like big crystal chandeliers.they even made fun of it. Finally I decided that I'm not going to care what the trend is. I’ve always wanted a chandelier...so I’m going to get it!

I get the love of ornate decorations from my mom. she watches a little too much thai movies! they all take place in a beautiful mansion!

When we got it in the mail, we were surprised that it weighed 60 lbs. G was nervous about hanging it from the ceiling. So before we put it up, he tied 60 lbs of weight plates to the ceiling. After a day, it didn’t fall out so we knew it was safe to put it up. Every little piece of the chandelier was separate. We thought it was going to come partly assembled but all the wires had to be attached and we have to be extra delicate because they're hand cut crystal.

When G connected all 18 lights he said what a MONSTROSITY!!




7 comments:

sochan said...

that's is beautiful!!! I'm gonna get it for my foyer!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love it!! It's beautiful!! Can't wait to see the light bulbs soon.

Ming

hsindy said...

you guys are awesome! it's glorious.

questinfinite said...

i like it! you're right ignore those blogs/magazines!!
i think it's glamourous! and it adds sparkle.

Tsukemonoki said...

I honestly think the think adds some class and warmth to the room. The lights are twinkly and lovely. I even took a photo of it remember!

Tanya said...

Sopheak! Where are you??? UPDATES!!!!!!!!

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