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Sconces are up // Tassels are hung


Ever since I added our new Wearstler wall I have been editing the rest of the living room.  Plus, back around Christmas time we had a candle catastrophe. I was burning two smaller (very expensive) candles (with the wicks trimmed before burning!) & after only an hour or so everything was covered in soot.  Shelves, walls, furniture... not good.  You could see the outline of every frame on the wall & the worst part was that our Horse Print was now ruined.  The smoke seeped into the frame & covered the mat & image.  Sooo long story short, I have eliminated the majority of the art in the space & I am starting from scratch!  

After removing the frames & scrubbing the wall behind the TV, I had a giant blank canvas.  Feeling a bit gallery walled out right now, I decided to use the two sconces we painted gold from Chloe's room since we have yet to turn them on in there.  Obviously they weren't needed.  In here however, I have always struggled with lamps on this console.  They always seemed to be in the way.  This was the solution I needed!!  They provide ample amount of light in the space without making our living room feel like a lamp store // with a different lamp on every surface.

There will definitely be the addition of some artwork down the road, but for now I am just going to let that happen instead of forcing it with something I feel kind of eh about.  Patience is a virtue I lack... most of the time.  Something laid out like this I think...


But for now I am having fun accessorizing my new sconces (& my new hand sculpture from my Creating with the Stars partner, Bliss at Home! xo) with these!


These little beauties are horse hair tassels & are meant to adorn a horses mane.  But I thought they were chic enough to bring in from the barn. They come in a variety of vibrant colors, shapes & sizes.  The best part, the price.  These were only $11.99!  Here are a few of the colors below:


I think these are crazy fun & could see about a thousand applications for them.  The best part of adding them to our sconces is we are never blindly feeling around for the toggle switch anymore.  Now that the tassel is hanging from them, we can easily switch them on & off.  It's the little things people.

And btw, I was scared they would smell like a barn, so much to my surprise they have zero odor.  Bonus.

x o - Kristin




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19 comments:

  1. I love the sconces on either side of the TV and the planned frames above it look great! I am currently trying to brainstorm how to hide our TV (and my husband's built-in wall speakers)! But our wall is so small, I don't think we would even have room for sconces. But I love the idea! And those tassels are such a great find--your thought that they would smell was mine too!

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  2. In love with everything! The sconces & tassels are fantastic! XX jana

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  3. Cool! (Where can I get my hands on one of those hands?!)

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  4. I love the sconces! And I have always been a fan of tassels

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  5. Loving the tassels on the sconces. the horse hair is a great texture.

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  6. The sconces are fabulous and the tassels are so fun too.

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  7. Love the tassles! They add just the right amount of interest without being overpowering. Great outside the box use!

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  8. After I saw your Wearstler wall, I knew you had to have a hand too ;) Love your plans and the sconces and tassels are so fab. Beauty from ashes...literally! Sorry you had to pitch some great things but your new plans will be beautiful!! xo Kristin

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  9. Hi Sarah, I found them at my local fabric store Hancock Fabrics. Such an unexpected place to find it! xo Kristin

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  10. The sconces are perfect! Sorry to hear about your candle fiasco, what a bummer :(

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  11. I am so sorry about the candle soot! But the new plan is stunning. And I love that Wearstler wall, by the way!! :)

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  12. hey lady!! have you seen this?? I squealed with delight for you!! http://www.today.com/home/its-true-7-stylish-ways-decorate-duct-tape-2D79486822

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  13. looks great! I love love love the wearstler wall and the sconces next to the tv are perfect.

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  14. Love how this is coming along! I've been craving simple and strong elements lately, and that bust and those tassels, paired with the B&W make my heart sing! Can't wait to see the rest of the progress! Xx

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  15. Everything looks fantastic! I would love to know what kind of candles ruined all your stuff so I can make sure not to buy them -- how horrible is that?!

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  16. I love your sconces and have been wanting something like these to replace bedside lamps. I have a few questions about yours:
    1-what product did you use to paint them gold?
    2-the cord looks gold in your first photo and white in the next photo...how did you paint the cord gold?
    3-was there any prep work to painting the sconces, ie. sanding or pre treating?
    Thanks for your help!

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  17. Thanks! They are painted with Rustoleum Gold spray paint. I didn't do anything special to prep them.... Rub'n'Buff would work well too.

    The cords are covered with cord cover strips I painted the same way. They are sold at Home Decorators as well. It's just the light/camera angle that made it look white I suppose.

    Hope this helps!

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  18. I love your table covering! I am thinking about doing the same to my console. Did you have it custom made or did you order it? Thanks for sharing all your talent!

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  19. Thanks Britt! I actually made it myself (no sewing either!!) Here is the link.
    http://www.huntedinterior.com/2012/07/diy-skirted-console-finally.html

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