Timeless, elegant, sophisticated yet still warm and welcoming, I found the PERFECT dining room chandelier thanks to Dainolite.
*This is a sponsored post. I was provided with the Langford chandelier from Dainolite – after much begging on my part – in exchange for showing off how GORGEOUS it looks in my new dining room. All opinions are sincere and my own.
Oh yeah! Starting the blog post off right away with a KA-ZOWIE image!
This, my friends, is the Dainolite Langford 6 light incandescent chandelier (LAN-246C) with a black drum shade and it is a show-stopper.
I was on the fence between the black drum shade and the linen coloured one, but with my new wainscoting walls, I wanted the chandelier to be the art in the room; the power piece that stands out without being gaudy or loud.
The Langford certainly does that.
But let me go back; you know I’m in the midst of a dining room makeover – walls, floors, furniture, chandelier and soon-to-be built-in cabinetry. I’m going for a Cotswold cottage sort of feeling, without going old: classic, elegant, timeless and welcoming. A black fixture was a must and after surfing the internet for hours and hours and hours, I came across the Langford by Dainolite.
I reached out to the company to see if they worked with social media influencers and was so disappointed when they said no. You don’t understand how much I wanted this chandelier folks – I even asked if I could buy it directly from them (unfortunately you can’t). I’ll skip the rest of the steps – crying, pleading, giving my first-born-child (she was a pain anyways lol) – but eventually we figured it out.
Just in case you’re thinking you have to hire an electrician to install lighting, especially a dining room chandelier, let me tell you that you don’t…
Installing a dining room chandelier
- shut the power off at the fuse box (most important step of all)
- unscrew your previous lighting at the ceiling plate
- untwist the wires and wire nuts (plastic caps)
- the old fixture should release and come down.
Installing a chandelier is just as easy – but in reverse;
- install the mounting bracket which involves screwing 2 screws into the existing electrical box in your ceiling.
- If you have to assemble your light fixture, do so on the ground beforehand and thread the wires through the chain or in this case, rod.
I should mention here that following the instructions is VERY important. I assembled my chandelier twice because I didn’t read the instructions and forgot to attach the shade before attaching the second rod. Then I hung it twice because I was indecisive about the length I wanted it to hang at. By the time we finally got it up, and I (jokingly) hinted at changing it again, Chris said he was going to walk out. 😂. I like to keep his blood pressure flowing at high gear. 😂
- Once your wires are threaded, bring your Langford chandelier up to the ceiling and connect the ground wire (usually copper) by twisting it around the green screw on your light bracket.
That face makes me laugh! I didn’t cut the wires to length and instead tried to jam all of the excess into the vintage bronze cap.
Yeah, don’t do that.
- Once you are certain of the length you want your chandelier to hang, and only then (we had to hang mine twice because I was indecisive lol), trim your wires so there isn’t this much excess. I think we left about 8″ of overage.
Strip about an inch of the plastic coating off of the end of your wires.
Twist light to light, dark to dark and use a wire nut to keep everything together (the little blue cap you see in the photo).
Then it’s just a matter of screwing in two screws from the decorative cap into the frame piece.
I did need an extra set of hands to hang the Dainolite Langford because the version I chose has a 32″ drum shade so I needed someone to hold it in place while I connected the wires.
Stunning right?! The Langford comes with or without a shade, in two fabric colour options, and in two different sizes.
I went with the LAN-246C-VB-BK: Langford 24″ 6 Candle chandelier – Vintage Bronze – Black shade. The fixture itself is 24″, but with the shade it comes to 32″.
I needed my dining room chandelier to be round to soften the straight lines of the wainscoting, smaller than my table when it is at it’s smallest, but still large enough to not be dwarfed when we add the extra leaves for friends and family dinners.
The Dainolite Langford ticked all of those boxes.
This dining room chandelier is truly a timeless piece. Unintentionally trendy at the moment, but with a style that has been around in some version or another for decades.
The cream, or linen, drum shade would have been pretty spectacular as well – but I didn’t want it to get lost against my walls.
This dining room chandelier can also be mounted on sloped ceilings and is dimmable too!
It think it would be really striking, like magazine-worthy, in a home office.
A matte black finish with vintage bronze accents. 😍
The white drum liner reflects the light – and while I went with “daylight E12” bulbs, a warm white would give a romantic, ambient glow to dinner.
In choosing a black dining room chandelier, I was also able to tie my dining table and newly refinished corner cabinet all together.
I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am with this chandelier. It is truly show-stopping and I have received SO MANY compliments online and in-person from everyone that’s seen it.
On the off-chance that this isn’t your thing (WHAT?!!), Dainolite has an online catalogue of HUNDREDS of different lighting options for every taste and style. Finding the Langford LAN-246C was a serendipitous fluke – if I’d scrolled their entire catalogue, I likely would have replaced several fixtures in my house…
Who am I kidding – I still might. 😂
Thank you so much to the Dainolite team for
finally caving to my relentless pleading finding a way to make this collaboration work. I am truly thrilled and so grateful.
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Have a great one!