Let There Be (new) Light

Happy FRIDAY, friends!! We made it! Whew! I hope your week has been great and your weekend will be even better! I thought today would be the perfect day to celebrate the weekend by showing you one of my most recent and most favorite projects, a little dining room upgrade.

With a new house, you kind of learn what builder choices to live with and which ones need to be changed. I was fine with the dining room fixture. It was nothing spectacular but it was pretty enough and did it’s job- it lit up the room. Take a look…

You notice I keep saying was because that was before Paula came to live with us. The good-enough fixture suddenly wasn’t quite good enough. I bet you can tell where this is going. I started looking around for a suitable companion for my beloved Paula table and fell in love with this baby…

I don’t know why I was blessed with such good taste and such a limited budget because this was seriously out of reach but it’s the only one I felt could ever look right with Paula. But in the $600 range we would never find out so I kept looking for something for a little more within my price range.

And guess what? I found it. At Lowe’s for $150. It wasn’t so much an exact replica of my dream fixture but it had all the things I loved about this one- metal and linen, round, drum style and really, really pretty.

I wasn’t ready to spend the extra money since I found it around Christmas time but Santa must have thought I was really good this year and had Robb surprise me with it. They’re so good to me :) We hung it a week or so after Christmas and I actually think it’s even better than the $600 splurge in our space. Let’s do a little before and after action…

Pretty, huh? I am more in love with this light than a person should be in love with a light, but it is just perfect. Take a look at how the whole room looks now…

One of the reasons I think this one works so well in here is how it compliments the cornice fabric. I love how the shapes are so similar…Pretty Details…

The view from the Living Room..

And the view from the bedroom hallway. Can we talk about repetition of shapes again? I love the roundness of the table legs with the circular pattern on the fixture and fabric…

And one last look in case you didn’t get enough already. If you’re like me you’ll start to just sit around and say “I love this light!”