The palm tree light fixture in my dining room was my most recent find for said room. I saw it at an antique shop down in the design center and admired it once, wondering if it was just too silly? Then close to a year later I saw it again. I’d been hoping to see it again actually, and when I did I bought it eagerly!
It seemed to me that the little tulip candle cups could use a punch of some sort. Having orange bursts here and there already in my home, I thought the little tulip candle cups would be better orange, so I got out my paints and had fun repainting the tulips. The chain and canopy that actually came with the fixture were painted an off-white color which seemed to really stand out against the palms, so to better blend, I painted them green to match the leafy palms.
I also switched out the cracked plastic candle sleeves. Designer tip here! You can easily upgrade your light fixtures with new candle sleeves. I prefer real beeswax candle sleeves that I get from my lamp and shade lady, like these. They are usually available in a natural beeswax color or ivory, which I select depending on the room and light fixture. This fixture got the darker option which better complimented the frame. Changing light bulbs can also be an easy way to update a light fixture.
I think it is a fun note here and love the age and touch of whimsy it brings to this room’s story! Am I nuts?! What is your hint of whimsy?