Sometime during the fall I got the itch to do our entryway. I bought off craigslist a brass chandelier like this one:
and painted it in "Colonial Red" by Rustoleum and got new bulbs from Home Depot. So now it looks like this:
Sorry, again, about the image quality. I had to do some color adjustments so you would not be blinded by the light. I should have photographed it outside on a sunny day BEFORE it was installed by Nate. Hindsight. Super easy and all in about 35$.
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."