Monday, January 18, 2016

Modernized Brass Chandelier + MBR Progress

Hey! I hope you had a great weekend! We moved back into our master bedroom - still a lot to do, but here's where I'm at.





I love everything in the room, but not together, so I'll definitely be adding and subtracting. But, this year, I'd love to show more progress shots, so hopefully that's ok :)


I inherited several books from my Grandfather - he was a large animal veterinarian, so Circus Doctor is fitting. We have a few built ins planned - I can't wait to get the rest of the books out of storage!


The other week - we also finished our chandelier!

Here's the before - you can see the sleeves needed to be replaced - they were broken and discolored.


We bought new (shorter) sockets and brass covers - removed the shiny lacquer with a fine synthetic steel wool and nail polish remover - so now it's a matte brass.

It's pretty true to the original, just modernized.


Sources :)

souk rug (currently on sale!) // turquoise lamps (chose from 150 colors)  // toss pillows // duvet // nightstands // umbrella art 

Hope you have a great week - make it AMAZING! :)

16 comments:

  1. I have that EXACT same light! Can you share where you got the new shorter brass covers? I'd love to update mine!

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  2. You have such a great eye! This looks better to me than anything you could buy new for two reasons...it has a family history behind it and it is a Sarah M. Dorsey original now. :-)

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  3. I'll enjoy seeing more progress reports... because no one I know does a whole room make over in a weekend. It's a process, a little at a time. So, I love when designers share the thought process behind their decisions. Thanks for the nail polish remover tip, now I know how to update my brass lamp (stamped 1982). Love the shape, the finish needs some work.

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  4. Your spaces just always put a smile of happiness on my face. Love it

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  5. This chandelier is fabulous Sarah & you're room is beautiful - can't wait to follow along on your updates! X j

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  6. The chandelier turned out so fabulous! The finish on it is gorgeous. I would never have known to use that steel wool and nail polish remover process. Brilliant. I LOVE the nightstand, don't remember that from before. What a beautiful piece.

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  7. Great tip on the nail polish remover. When do we get a tutorial on your fabulous yellow headboard? I've been waiting months since you revealed it. :)

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  8. I love it, Sarah! Such a great update and I'm sure that took a lot of work, you did a wonderful job!

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  9. I would especially love to see some process shots or a tutorial for how you redid the finish on the brass chandelier. It looks fabulous!

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  10. That shot is stunning Sarah!! You are so talented.

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  11. I love your yellow headboard and the chandelier looks amazing!

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  12. That chandelier is just TOO good, Sarah! Love the new socket covers and how you stripped off the shiny. I'll have to try that!

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  13. Love everything. When will we get the headboard tutorial? Can't wait. Freat work.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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