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Thursday
Aug302012

One Year Later

I've had a few questions come through about how my chandelier project is holding up now that some time has gone by since we built it.  Can you believe it's been over one-full year since this chandee started lighting up my life?

I know that I can't!

Since the time this post went live on my site it has hands-down been the project that gets the most traffic.  Whether it's pinned, or linked from other sites, it certainly looks like many of you may tackle this DIY on your own down the road.

Because of that, I wanted to keep you all posted every step of the way.  I mean, after all is said and done, there is no sense in tackling a project as time consuming as this one if it's not going to hold up in the end, right?

I can honestly tell you that after one full year of faux-capiz-chandelier-ownership, I am still just as happy with this fixture as the day it went up.  In fact, I still get tempted to sleep on the dining table, just so that it will be the first thing I see when I wake up the next morning.  It's sick, I know.

Have we had any issues with it?

Not a one.  In fact, the closest thing we've had to a problem with this fixture was one of the wax strands blowing out of place.  Note to self...placing a fan near this chandelier causes the strands to blow around!

Has this fixture ever shorted out, sparked, overheated, or nearly caught on fire?  No.

Have the parts on this fixture needed to be replaced?  No.

Has the finish needed to be touched up?  No.

Everything is just the way it was from day one!  Besides, you know me and my over-sharing ways...I'd let you know if it suddenly crashed to the ground, don't you think?

So there you have it.  If you've been tossing the idea around, but were worried about the end quality, at least you now know you'll get a good year's worth of use out of it.

My guess is there will be many more good years of use...but only time can tell.  Here's to another year of the DIY faux capiz chandelier! 

 

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