19 March 2013

What's Up? {And, How High Should Your Chandelier Hang From Your Table?}

 Here's what's up:


It's my glass link chandelier. I love having it back in our dining room.

Sadly it doesn't work perfectly in this room though. Our ceilings are 10 feet high, and even with the extension rods that the chandelier came with, it's hanging way too high above the table. 
Ideally, the bottom of a chandelier that's hung over a dining room table should be about 36 inches above the tabletop. I played around with the links on mine to try to make them hang a little longer, but the bottom of this one is still almost 46 inches above the table. It doesn't look awful, but it doesn't look as much a "part of" the whole set-up like I want it to. It kind of looks lost way up there. 

So I have a plan to make it longer: I want to eventually buy another glass link chandelier and use it's links on this one to bring the bottom of it down more. I figure more shiny glass hanging off of this one just means it'll be even more beautiful, right? And then it will work better with the room. Now all I have to do is save up for another chandelier. (So don't hold your breath for this change!

But in the meantime, it's still good to have it back. 



Here's a reminder of what was up here before:


Pretty, but just not my style. So since we're renting, it's carefully packaged up and we'll rehang it once we're getting ready to move out. 

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I'm going to go enjoy looking at my chandelier some more. I missed it during our move!


4 comments:

  1. I love your chandelier. Your idea is fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Patty!! Now to just save up! :)

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  2. that is always a tricky question.
    the one we have in our keeping room where we do tons of entertaining is just a bit too low
    when we move the table people have to be careful not to bonk their head on it.
    brett

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  3. Anonymous06 June, 2014

    I found this exact chandelier on craigslist and I really, really want to get it. However, our ceilings are 9' and I'm afraid it will be too high. Did you ever find a solution to yours?

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