Last year Sweets and I did some antiquing in Missouri and I found this sweet old ceiling tile and I knew just what I wanted it for! I pictured usin’ it in place of a ceiling medallion to suspend a light fixture. So then fast forward to a year ago when the girlfriends and I were on one of our trips and we entered this shop that had an amazing light fixture that incorporated twigs in it to give it a highly effective rustic look. I wanted it, but not for $1200 —no way! I took a picture of it and well…
when planning my dining room in the new abode, I knew I had to have “that” particular type of light fixture. So I ordered the fixture that I wanted for the base, got some grapevine, soaked it to help ease with the trimmin’ and fittin’.
Then several scratches, cuts and wire lashes on me later….it was startin’ to look pretty cool!
I had Boo make me a frame to “edge-out” the ceiling tile when mountin’ it and then I cut the center out.
(Oh, did I mention that I had Boo approach a person at a home where I saw they had a tallow tree full of tallow berries that were “just” there?) While I waited out in the truck – he explained to the lady that his wife is “crazy this way” and proceeded to ask if we could help ourselves to some. She kindly said yes, and they happened to be the special touch combined with those twigs! See?
The pictures of course don’t do it justice! Looks way better than I pictured it and I just L♥VE it!!!