Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beautiful + Bubbly

081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Bubble-Lights1 I’ve been hunting for a chandelier to go over my new dining room table for a few months now.  I've scoured thrift stores, flea markets, craigslist and ebay but nothing affordable or amazing enough to warrant purchase has popped up.  While I was on the hunt I did, however, fall in love with the incredibly expensive work of Lindsey Adelman Studio.  Her Bubble series, with its stunning hand-blown glass globes and custom metal fittings, has both a contemporary and vintage vibe.  It's exactly what I'm looking for, minus the huge price tag. 

Fortunately, the lovely designer has posted a DIY version of her chandelier on her website.  The instructions include a detailed parts list with sources.  Isn't that just about the nicest thing you've every heard?  I looked up all the parts and I think the total cost for the project will come in around $120...not too bad!  I consider myself quite handy so I'm going to take a stab at creating my own chandelier this weekend. Does anyone have any pointers?  I figure if I completely screw up I can drive out to my parent's house in the suburbs and have my dad finish it. Wish me luck!
081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Bubble-Lights3Everything about the kitchen pictured above - the chandelier, backsplash, table and chairs - is perfection.
081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Bubble-Lights2 Despite the chandelier's contemporary design, it works well with the traditional millwork in the foyer pictured below. 081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Bubble-Lights4 Lindsey's Knotty Bubble series, pictured below, is inspired by Japanese maritime culture and packing.  Wouldn't it look great in a beach house?
081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Knotty-Bubble 081111_Lighting_Lindsey-Adelman_Knotty-Bubble-Lights-detail Images: Lindsey Adelman Studio

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