Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Wood Chandelier Styles That Will Blow Your Mind

Aaron Carroll

When you hear the word "chandelier," it is a safe bet to say that you are imagining a chandelier dripping with faceted crystals that magnify, reflect, and multiply the light in the room. You certainly are not thinking of wood, which seems like it would be a very boring sort of chandelier indeed. However, there are light fixture companies that have done incredible things with wood, transforming an otherwise potentially boring material for chandeliers into a series of really extraordinary styles. The following are just a few styles that these companies have created from the very humble material of wood. 


Think minimalism meets oil-rubbed wood and wrought iron. These chandeliers boast very angular and simplistic looks that are still jaw-dropping to see when you realize that they are wood and iron. They are very box-like, rectangular, or square with ample bulbs for adequate lighting. 


The industrial style of wood chandeliers incorporates wood slats and boards with metal grates and/or wire mesh. The wood does not look out of place at all when you think about old factories and the wood floors or wood walls they once had. If you are living in a really old New York loft where everything seems to remind you of a very old factory building, then this style of wood lighting fits right in with the décor. 


Think hunting lodge meets old western saloon, and that is exactly what this style of chandeliers look like. In fact, you can even buy chandeliers made of wood with real deer antlers or deer antlers that have been hand-crafted from wood but look very much like the real thing. Other rustic chandeliers appear more similar to a bunch of scrap boards found and nailed together to become what they are, but there is still something about them that is fascinating to look at.


To create this style of chandelier, the lighting companies took old wooden barrel rings, arranged them in unique ways to create orbs, and placed the lightbulbs inside. The effect is a hauntingly old-fashioned manor style of lighting. Bands or crafted bits of decorative wrought iron either surround or fill in the spaces between the barrel rings of the orbs. 

Medieval Chandeliers

If you want your chandeliers made from wood and you want them to reflect a very medieval style, the medieval style of chandeliers is what you are looking for. Typically carved as at least one large wooden ring, the lights/lightbulbs themselves are the final decorative touch to such a simple wooden structure. They look best swaying from cathedral ceilings.