Lights. Oh, the lights. I love lights. I love all kinds of lights. Big lights, little lights. Modern lights, farmhouse lights. Clear glass lights, metal lights, wicker lights, wire lights. Lights made out of repurposed things. Lights, lights, and more lights. You can check out my Pinterest Lighting board if you want a peek inside my obsession.
Here are just a few examples of lights I dream about.
So I thought I had committed. Clear glass shade with black accents and cord. They're so pretty. I have dozens of kitchen pictures pinned with pretty glass shades. And I figured the black would help tie in the existing ceiling light and the dining room light. And then I started shopping for them. Good lord, Jesus, why are lights so expensive!!?? The lowest price point is $100 buckeroos. And I needed THREE of them. Gad. I did find an awesome one at Pottery Barn, on sale for $79 (it's picture number 5 above - there are three different shapes to choose from). But I was still having a hard time justifying spending that much. I kept thinking of all the other things I could spend the money on if it wasn't all blown on the lighting.
Then, on Sunday, we ran to Ikea to get the end panel we needed and the knobs we were short. And there it was. My light. On sale for $19.99. Are you kidding me? Three for less than the price of one, of any of the others I was considering? Sold.
When we got home, I Googled images of it, 'cause I wanted to see it in other people's lives. I know, I'm weird, but that's how my brain works. I want justification of how awesome it is. I want to see what type of decor other people are using it in. I think the coolest photos I found are of them installed in what looks to be a coffee shop.
The light is called the Hektar Pendant and it comes in two different sizes.
The big one is HUUUUGE and would be amazing installed somewhere that would allow it.
In our case, we went with the small version.
So far, we were only able to get the one over the sink installed, but here it is, in all its glory.
I'm excited to hang the other two. Hopefully this weekend.
In other kitchen news, we got the trim piece that hides the under-cabinet lighting installed on one more cabinet.
We picked up the lights that will go there when we were at Ikea, also on sale.
And I finally got my cookbooks unpacked.
That's all I've got this time.
I've got a humdinger of a cold and am really wishing I could call in sick.
Sources for all the photos can be found on my Pinterest board.
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