Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fixing a Broken Capiz Light

I have been watching this light at World Market forever, well not forever but a few years now.  Waiting for a sale or for it to go down in price.  Normally it does not work out and the item is either discontinued or snatched up by someone else.  Not this time.

The hubby and I were at World Market and I noticed the large pendant light had a price tag on it for $69.99.  Knowing that the original price on it $149.99, I was cautiously, but with rabid urgency trying to find one in a box....and couldn't.  Finding an employee I was told that they only had the display in stock but they could order one, so I took a "rain check" and got it ordered.  I must have asked the guy FIVE times if I would be honored the displayed price, worried that they would try to tell me it wouldn't be honored, which he probably thought I was crazy but got it ordered.

I got a call a week later that it was in, and rushed up there, to find that the one they ordered was a different one. BAHHHHH!  After speaking with a manger she said I could take the display.  I again confirmed with her THREE times that I would get the price on the tag attached.  I'm sure she thought I was crazy because my husband kept asking me why I was so persistent about THAT light.  If you know me I'm usually really shy when it comes to standing my ground.  She took it down, brought us up to the register and after coupons and gift cards, we paid $13.00 for it!!! Cha-ching!

Since it was a display there was no box, and I never was more afraid of breaking something in my entire life.

We brought our new "baby" home and got it hooked up with this hardwire kit

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Can you see the problem that we had with this?  Since it was a display, at one point or another one of the capiz petals broke, leaving the metal frame empty.


 But with a little elbow grease....I mean some parchment paper, a hot glue gun and some scissors you cannot even tell.


I have seen faux capiz lighting made with either plastic milk cartons or parchment paper, so I figured I'd give it a shot to fill in the broken piece.  I cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the metal frame and hot glued it on the side of the frame to the parchment paper.

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It blends so well it took the hubby a while to figure out which one was the "broken" one.

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Although I really loved how things were taking shape, it needed a little more.

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So I bought this chandelier cord cover from Etsy and finally have my "ah-hah" feeling!

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In Emily fashion I wanted to put it up right away, the hubby not so much.  So while he was sitting comfortably on the couch relaxing after a long day, I hopped up on the chair, and made an attempt to put it on.  Easy installation because it just Velcro's together over the cord.  The hubby was not a fan of his pregnant wife being on a chair, so he jumped in and took care of it.  He's great!

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I am so proud of myself for the amount of patience it took for me to wait as long as I did to get this baby!

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Every time I walk by I can't help but smile :)

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