A new dining room light.
Nothing against my aunt, who owned the house before we bought it, but I HATE the light that is currently hanging in our dining room.
I realize that this isn't overly offensive. It could be so much worse. It could be brass, it could be a crystal chandelier, it could be a stained glass pendant hanging over our table. All that considered, I still hate this light. It gives off a yellow-ish tint, it's not my style at all, I just hate it.
So. Back to our Lowe's trip. Can I just go on a little rant for a second? Why on earth is every single thing related to home improvement so FLIPPING expensive?? Rugs, lights, kitchen remodels, all of it. It infuriates me that I don't know the secrets to do everything on the cheap and still make it look good. Ugh.
Anyway. Lowe's. We walked in, only to be completely assaulted with a ton of ceiling light options. However, every single thing was insanely priced! Here's where my eye immediately went:
Allen + Roth light made to look like candles on a shelf. Drooling. But it's $160, and I think the lighting would be very, very dim. I like bright lighting. So, as much as it hurt me, I ruled this one out.
Then I saw this:
The shade is burlap-y and it just gave me a "country" vibe. Loved. But, like it's Allen + Roth candle brother, it's $179 and way out of my budget. I think it is completely insane to spend that much on a light over my table.
Then I found this really cool round burlap pendant. It was very different than anything else hanging up AND it was only $25. I squealed a little. We bought it and Marty hung it up the next day.
It looked so cool! Just what I was wanting! I was so excited!
Until we turned the light switch on. This pendant literally puts off ZERO light. In fact, last night, I turned it on to see what it would look like in absolute darkness....you can barely even tell that there's a light on.
Needless to say, little burlap pendant is going back to the store and I'm back at square one.
A friend recommended shadesoflight.com. Except that crap is expensive. So now I'm addicted to shadesoflight.com and still don't have a light for a reasonable price! I know I'm being too high maintenance. I just want something that's.......different. I want a unique light that you're not going to find hanging above 90% of people's dining room tables. I want stuff like this:
Except that they're $349 and $99, which isn't bad, but I'm afraid one single bulb won't put off enough light and we'll be back in the same situation.
Someone shed some light on this situation. Because I seem to be in the dark.
*snicker* I love play on words gags.