From the day we first set foot in this house my husband and I have hated the sconces that came with the place. It was item number one to change on our list. The kitchen light got replaced because my dad did it. The rest have stayed the same for fear of touching anything electrical.
Yesterday Hubby took the Pea to Travel Town in the afternoon and I decided to get brave. I finally changed the dining room light fixture! It was pretty easy to do. The fear in my head was larger than the task by far.
The hanging lamp is the Ikea 365 Brasa. It will do for now. Inexpensive, but more our style. My dream dining room lamp is the Artichoke pendant by Louis Poulsen. I saw them in wood in Houston's Restaurant in Pasadena and they look beautiful! However, priced at anywhere from $3,500 - $14,000 I don't think I'm going to ever have an original or a repo. Only if I got as lucky as I did yesterday with the dresser could I have one.
The Ikea lamp makes me happy. I love that the light now falls on the table. When we eat I don't have to turn on any other light in the living room or kitchen. The one above is perfect. The big struggle was figuring out where to hang it. Hanging it from the beams wouldn't make it center to the table. Hanging it from the other part of the ceiling would require setting in a cross beam that in my opinion would look ugly. I compromised. It's off center from this angle but not from the perspective of the living room. I'm ok with that.
Labels: dining room, lighting