Have you ever been in the middle of a long, exhausting project and want to torch it before you even finish it? But you've already invested too much time and money into it that you can't! Yeah, that's how my hubs feels after this torturous project. He is the most patient man I have ever known, but I'm afraid this 21 mason jar chandyleer project about broke him! I saw this light fixture in an Anthropologie store (not for sale) and thought, we could make that! How easy is that? I am often upset when I see light fixtures at the store and their enormous price tags. They seem so over priced! I started off intending to do an entire tutorial on this project complete with pictures. But after 4 Home Depot trips, one trip to the grocery store for the jars, 20 hours of soldering & wiring & drilling and then 3 hours of installing, uninstalling and then re-installing the Darn thing. Do yourself (& your hubs) a favor and just buy a dang light fixture! No matter the cost! Because, you can't get back the week you just wasted on this "useless" project. I say useless because that's the word my husband keeps repeating in his sleep for the last 2 nights after working on this. "psssh, psssh, USELESS! USELESS!" That's what I hear all night! The installation was worse than making it. Apparantly shoving 21 wires into a tiny hole isn't that easy! Honestly, as he was installing it for the second time, I was trying to figure out a way to torch the thing so I didn't have to look at it. But after all his hard work, I really didn't want to tell him how ridiculous it looks. Some projects just look better in my mind I guess. I probably should've listened to my friends when I told them about making a mason jar chandelier. Their responses were "hmmm, interesting." Which if I read between the lines would've sounded more like "that sounds hideous Andrea- can't wait to see/make fun of it!" It's starting to grow on me a little more today, but I think that's because I realize I'm stuck with it for awhile. There's NO WAY I'm bugging my hubs for a new project (for at least a week:)! Atleast until this one stops haunting his dreams! I think this would look better if it were over the kitchen table instead of the living room. What do you think? You can be honest. I can take it. In fact, the next time I get an idea that's crazy, could you save me (& my hubs) some time and just tell me I'm insane? Thanks, that would be fabulous.
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