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  1. patinaandcompany
    November 28, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    Wow, that was SOOOO impressive! I am really hanging onto the dangling-lit-up skulls on the chandelier idea for next Hallowe’en.


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 28, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

      Thanks! I got it back out for Christmas decorating, but ended up thinking the black was just too shabby… I briefly thought about spray-painting it gold, but realized another decorating project would topple my already precarious to-do list.


      • patinaandcompany
        November 28, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

        Ha, perhaps you need two chandeliers, one for Christmas and one for Hallowe’en.
        It’s a great time of year for crafty/creative people to drive themselves right out of their minds, isn’t it?


        • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
          November 28, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

          LOL… yes, and yes.
          I DID think maybe I should get another one. Plus, I think the chandelier could handle an upgrade to larger mirror balls… but I REALLY don’t need another project.


          • patinaandcompany
            November 28, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

            That is what I always say right before I get another project 🙂


  2. tammigirl
    May 18, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I can’t even read the rest of this post before I say: OH-NO-YOU-DIDN’T just make a chandelier with disco balls instead of light bulbs!!!!!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      May 18, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

      I have HUGE plans to revamp the chandelier. I did a totally half-assed job, and now see how I can make it FAR MORE ELABORATE.

      I don’t know why I was so reserved to begin with.


  3. tammigirl
    May 18, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    More disco balls! I can not stop reading!


  4. Evin
    July 7, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Love it! Disco balls should happen in daily life not just holidays though. So sad to keep them stifled in a box in the garage. Poor disco balls. But to add more bling to the beautiful creation, what about a stick-on LED light that shines down on it or shines up on it from below in a mason jar? I used them for a custom-built kid play kitchen I made my son so his oven and fridge would light up.


  5. Jenny Loomans
    July 30, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    I was thinking about your problem getting more light where you want it, and I might have a solution, if they still sell them. About 5 years ago, while looking for a replacement for the kitchen ceiling light, my bored children started roaming the lighting aisles at Lowe’s. Mid-kid found a mini spot light. It’s powerful. Its on-off switch is a pressure switch on the bottom of the stand, so when it’s on its base, it is ON, and if you want it off, you just flip it on its side. Could be put on a timer so that you don’t have to manually flip the lamp. I checked online, and Lowe’s no longer seems to carry them (though their site’s search engine isn’t exactly intuitive). Walmart does carry a lamp that looks exactly like what my daughter chose, though at 3 times the price (about $30), and carries the same brand as Walmart at half the price. Besides its lack of availability now, the one con is that it gets hot. Not burn-the-house-down hot, but touch the barrel once and you will remember not to touch it again.

    Just a thought.

    Your Hallowe’en porch is classy and creepy all at the same time, and I love it.


  6. Diane Amick
    December 30, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    How I missed your Halloween chandelier I don’t know, but girl…..I LOVE it. I. want. one. of. my. own!!! Along with at least 200 mirrored disco balls. I’ve tried so hard to eliminate the vast tubs of Christmas crap from the last 30+ years (red and green—gone; I’m on to orange/teal/aubergine/lime), but somehow more stuff creeps in. I gave my daughter-in-law lots of my OLD decorations so now I can start new. Thrift stores here I come looking for a dowdy chandelier that I can transform into a sparkle extravaganza of mirrored beauty! A million thanks for keeping me so entertained.


  7. Amanda B
    August 25, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

    I wonder if this came out of my parent’s trash. That piece is very familiar and I think a few houses in the area might have had something similar. I love the decorations and remember trick-or-treating on your porch as a child.


  8. Debbie B.
    September 18, 2016 @ 7:36 pm

    Yassssss disco balls!!!!!!!


  9. Joanne Thomson Locke
    December 26, 2020 @ 3:44 pm

    I actually have those medium and small size disco balls (since my husband and I are refugees from the 1970s), and are looking on multiple sites for a bronze chandelier for the condo our son is living in. (But couldn’t talk him into it by the time the free ones came and went.) Our disco balls are going on our tree, as usual every year, but we only have 100 ornaments, not counting boring glass balls (which go in our free-trade wire Peace basket instead of mini-pumpkins between Halloween and Christmas). Nothing ever goes to waste, unless the males in the family throw it out! Great job on your house! We’re spending 5 mos. renovating just half a condo bathroom, so you’re cheering me up with your crazy adventures, and I’m “Reading From Beginning” but went off on a tangent here. Keep blogging, and enjoying renovating. Happy Hanukkah, Christmas, and Boxing Day, from Canadians in Florida!


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