After a few years of wishing for it, I finally gently asked my husband if he would consider giving up the ceiling fan and letting me hang a chandelier in our bedroom. Let me be clear that I didn’t hound him and nag him about it. I said something like, “I know you love the ceiling fan, but would you be okay with having a nice standing fan instead, so I can hang a chandelier? If not, that’s okay. I know you really like the ceiling fan.” Well, he thought about it for a few days and told me it was okay. Woo hoo!! Sometimes I ask stuff like that and he says it’s not okay and that’s okay, too. He lives here too and he doesn’t ask for much.
Now that I had permission, I started looking around online for a vintage chandelier, but they were all more than I wanted to pay. Then I remembered that I had a chandelier in my stash! I don’t have a crazy hoard in my basement or anything, but I do have things I’ve bought and haven’t gotten around to fixing up to sell yet. I bought this chandelier when I was visiting my parents in Florida in the summer of 2011. I had to take it apart to ship it home and it’s been wrapped up in bubble and plastic ever since.
I unwrapped the pieces, certain I was in for a nightmare trying to figure out how to get the darn thing back together again when I haven’t seen it in over a year.
…And then I saw that I am a genius. (I’m being facetious.) I actually saw that I knew myself well enough to know that I would totally forget how to put the chandelier back together again and I labeled all of the pieces in sequence by number using Frog Tape.
…and I was able to get it all back together again.
I dropped it off at my dad’s today and he’s going to get it wired up for me.
Yes, you can use Frog Tape to make stripes on a wall and for painting projects, but I find I use it for a lot of things. Anytime I need a low-tack tape that won’t leave a mark, I reach for Frog Tape. I also used it to label my cabinets and doors when I painted them. (I used the yellow variety for that project.)
…yep. The tape is still there. I took that picture yesterday. And I painted the cabinets around the time I bought that chandelier. Does that make you feel better about little detail things around your house that you’ve been ignoring?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Frog Tape. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.