diy turquoise bead chandelier

I am so excited to finally share this tutorial with you - a tutorial that sprouted in my brain nearly a year ago, as I was walking through World Market.

I spotted this wood bead chandelier, [caption id="attachment_8764" align="aligncenter" width="504"]world market world market[/caption] and instantly, I saw this. [caption id="attachment_8765" align="aligncenter" width="319"]robin degroot robin degroot[/caption]   I have loved that Majorie Skouras chandelier for years, and the semi-precious stones on it are beautiful.  Of course, it is also $4800.  (as it should be because it is amazing and spectacular)  So my wheels started turning, and I went up to the cash register, plopped down my 40% off coupon and was promptly told this chandelier was backordered.  I still placed my order and was told it would be a few weeks.  Those weeks turned into months, MONTHS, and finally, I got a call that it was here.  It was great timing too because I wanted to do a piece of lighting over the table in my Home Depot Patio Challenge that was really special. Years ago, I fell in love with the Sara Chandelier from Canopy Designs. Sara chandelier That beautiful blue color has stuck in my mind for years; in fact, one of my clients has this chandelier in her house, and it looks amazing.  Although I explored other options, and even DIY-ing a fixture, we ended up leaving room in our budget for a pair of the Sara pendants since I believed they would add so much to the room.  Even with my discount, they were pricey, and after waiting what felt like forever (these are handblown in the US), two boxes showed up on my doorstep from New York. There was one small problem though...that "beautiful blue color" looked more blue-green than I had imagined.

Now that the Addition is so so close to being done, I am in full decorating mode as I try to get it together.  In my mind, I knew I wanted the antique factory table I showed you yesterday, and I knew I wanted a roll arm sofa.  I was trying to channel my inner Sofia Coppola, of course. [caption id="attachment_6978" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Lonny-Magazine-English-Roll-Arm-Sofa-1 lonny[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6977" align="aligncenter" width="408"]lonny lonny[/caption] That arm line is simply delicious to me, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted.  However, as we all know, a good sofa is expensive, and although I will always say to spend your money on well-made upholstery, I was hoping to get what I wanted at a good price, if at all possible.