I so very carefully made sure I had everything lined up perfectly, but the chandelier must have slid a little bit when I put the clamp on, because it's not centered on the ceiling medallion. It looks absolutely horrible, and there's not a damn thing I can do about it...there's no way I could take the chandelier back down to reposition it without ruining it, the medallion, and the whole ceiling.
Plus...the teardrop was hanging a little off kilter, so I tugged on it ever so slightly to straighten it and it came right off. I can't put it back on now that the chandelier is in place, so it's going to have to stay off. That doesn't upset me as much as the whole thing being off center, since I was waffling on using it anyway, but still...
I suppose the ugliness won't be too noticeable once the whole room is finished...but it's always going to bother me at least a little bit.
This isn't the furniture I'm going to end up using in this room, it's just to give you an idea of what it will look like furnished. And...since Melinda was commenting yesterday on how tiny the house is, I sat a 'regular' dollhouse scale (1:12) chair in front of it, so everyone else could see what she was talking about.
Oh yeah, the construction change I was going to tell you about today...
If you look closely (click the picture to enlarge it) at the finished chandelier from the first time, which is one of the pictures I re-posted on Wednesday, you can see a definite 'line' about a fourth of the way down from the top of the chandelier where I switched from 2mm beads to 3mm beads. When I made the chandelier this time, I varied the transition a bit so that it wasn't so noticeable...if you click on today's picture you can see the difference.
And something else...look at the crown moulding on the wall behind the chandelier...I used yellow tack to hold it in place while the glue dried and it left yellow goobers in the trim. I tried to tease the yuck out with a toothpick but I didn't have any luck. If anyone has any ideas on how to get it out, please share them. (Dry ideas, not wet ones, I don't want to ruin the wallpaper.) I'm thinking that the next thing I might try is to take a dry toothbrush to the trim to see if I can scrub the yuck out...what do you think?