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Friday, September 09, 2005

Conceding the Chandelier


When people ask me, "How's it hangin?" I will always answer, "a little to the right."

Suz and I bought a Kovacs chandelier for our new dining room. We searched every lighting store from here, almost to the T Dot, and we couldn't find anything oriental, or oriental-inspired. So we began searching online, and ended up finding something incredibly perfect in the most Chinese place imaginable - Minnesota. Two weeks later, UPS, those dudes in spiffy brown shorts, delivered it to us.

This chandelier, although wonderfully silky and just-what-we-wanted, has turned into the bane of my existence. I have fought with this chandelier to the point of both mental and physical exhaustion. No matter what I try, the bloody thing will not hang straight.

I would expect this kind of poor workmanship from a $50 Wal-mart light fixture, but not from a designer who has hundreds of light fixtures hanging in museums worldwide.

Unless, of course, they're museums displaying the best crooked chandeliers in the world.


Blogger Rainypete said...

Sounds like a bit of a scam to me. They probably sell a chandelier installation kit online that consists of the required weghts to tape to the arms to balance it. What's worse, if you called them, they will likely tell you that your lightbulbs must be out fo balance.

12:25:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry - a little swinging from it at your Halloween party when we all get smashed oughta fix it right up.


10:18:00 AM

Blogger ms. creek said...

just make sure your guests tip their heads when they sit across the table from you. they won't notice. BTW, it is beautiful, and maybe it isn't supposed to hang perfectly!

7:23:00 PM

Blogger Useless Man said...

You should just saw off the legs of your chairs and table to the same angle as the chandelier. This would make it virtually impossible to detect and save hours of frustration.

6:50:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the crooked chandelier museum next to the crooked politician memorial?

2:18:00 PM


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