1 I trust one man to handle and deliver anything and everything that goes in and out of my apartment: Cesar. He has arrived with the chandeliers
2 They start to fill the moving box.
3 Here they go.
4 Carefully unloading each box.
5 The box is starting to fill up.
6 The building closed off the front courtyard for the delivery.
7 Cesar decides to hand hold the most fragile parts.
8 They're coming in.
9 Once upstairs, they find the best spot to place the more fragile parts.
10 Then, the larger boxes start coming in.
13 Reminds me that bubble wrap celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year.
14 More boxes keep coming.
15 They are delicate pieces.
16 Here are a variety of bulbs to test out which style I like best.
17 Thanks guys!
18 My dining room before the chandeliers are installed. I carefully measure out exactly where they should hang in relation to the table.
19 Close up of the spots.
20 I sneak a peek.
21 First, I removed the dining chairs.
22 My contractor Bob Tobin moves the table out of the way.
23 His crew slides it out of the way.
24 Remove the leaf.
25 Finally have a clear space to work.
26 The crew covers the floor with a cloth, board and paper for protection.
28 The ladder goes up.
29 The electrician Jerry starts his work.
30 Here he is starting to figure out what's what.
31 Screwing in the electrical box.
32 He's checking the work.
33 Close up of Jerry securing mounting hardware.
34 Checking to make sure all of the mounting hardware is here.
35 Laying out all he needs.
36 Close up of electrical box.
37 Canopy I am not using.
38 Connecting wires.
39 Attaching canopy.
40 Canopy installed.
41 Loop collar for the chain.
42 Securing the chandelier's foundation.
43 Tightening up.
44 Unpacking the chandelier frame.
45 Carefully unwrapping.
46 I can see it.
47 There it is without the crystals.
48 The guys even admired it.
49 Trying to figure out what's what.
50 Chain is attached.
51 Determining hanging length.
52 Running wire through the chain.
53 Keep going.
54 It gets a little complicated.
55 Close up of chain and wiring system.
56 It's taking a while to get it just right.
57 Measuring chain length.
58 Measuring total length of base and chain.
59 Measuring from electrical box.
60 The guys form a plan to hang it.
61 Jerry starts to hang the chandelier.
62 His able assistant helps out.
63 Thank goodness he is tall enough.
64 Determining the exact proportions of chandelier and table. What to do with extra wire?
65 First one is hung.
66 Time to start unpacking the crystals.
67 Now the fun of hanging the crystals.
68 Another angle into the kitchen.
69 That is a serious problem. What a mess.
70 Crystal close up.
71 Chandelier number two.
72 This one gets hung faster as the guys know exactly what needs to be done.
73 Even Bob gets involved in hanging crystals.
74 He admires his work.
75 A first glimpse.
76 Socket detail. Which bulbs to choose....
77 Started with the candelabra choice with a flame tip. I like it but want to try round ones, too.
78 It keeps going.
79 Wow. Looks like they are floating.
80 I start to look at the possibilities.
81 The table goes back in place.
82 The extra leaf sits under the table on a towel.
83 This is the moment when I think that I want a rod and not the chain as well as a square canopy.
84 I taped out where the mirror will hang, too, so I can get a sense of the whole space.
85 Looking into the living room, the light at the end of the tunnel fades.