Sunday, July 18, 2010

10-Second DIY Petticoat Chandelier


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We're not convinced that a romantic petticoat chandelier works in our spare, mid-century modern-ish living room, and, yes, we just slipped a probably-flammable vintage petticoat over a hot arc lamp in a lazy attempt to re-create the effect, but we really like the idea and imagine that it would look swell in the right room, with the right execution.

Honestly, Petticoat Chandelier, it's not you, it's us.

8 comments:

pineapplemint said...

I think it looks pretty good. Did you dye it? The photos say both yes and no.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

It's pretty, but yes, I would be worried about the fabric getting too hot. Like the 2 different moods made with 2 separate colors though.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

I like yours better, but agree that it has a shabby chic aesthetic, rather than modern.

I think I put a scarf over a desk lamp once in college. And that was the end of my experimenting with lights and fabric.

alexkeller said...

i love the idea, but everything in the house is toddler decor. and living in AZ i probably shouldn't make things more flammable...

Huzzah! Vintage said...

no dyeing, just two different petticoats. (They're spilling out of my closets these days, I'm afraid.)

Good Girls Studio said...

Love a good flammable chandelier ;) cute though!hehehe

Miss Woody said...

thanks so much dear !

MAB Jewelry said...

It's a little fussy, isn't it? Interesting idea. Could you use a gold lame skirt?
I really should have been born a drag queen, shouldn't I?