We have conquered one more light fixture and moved a step forward out of wretchedness! The nook that is currently our coffee chat/pantry area originally had this fixture which JT dubbed “The Octopus”.
I had my eye out for replacement fixtures while we were looking for the living room ceiling fans but hadn’t found anything that was 100% “the one”. Plus with the future use for this space changing at some point, I wasn’t quite ready to commit to a fixture.
JT is not as commitment-phobic as I am (which is a good thing for me I guess!) and while we were at Lowe’s picking up a vacuum cleaner that could handle massive amounts of dog hair AND stairs (adjusting to life on two stories!), we saw a display of interesting light fixtures. And we bit.
JT was happy to take down the Octopus (he went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore along with the original ceiling fans) and up went the new fixture. I can’t find it online now but I’m pretty sure it is by Allen + Roth for Lowes.
It has the trendy Edison bulb which we have on a dimmer so we can set the light level. It was only $80 which isn’t bad for a decent light fixture. I like that it is clear so it doesn’t distract from our view out the window to the mountain. But it has one little kink in the cord that no amount of adjusting could fix. I was hoping that it would “hang out” – that over time and with the steady pull of gravity this would correct itself but it has been a few months and that tiny kink is still there. So it’s probably not a forever light but it’s so nice to have the wrought iron gone and one less ugly light fixture hanging around.
Let’s just crop out the pantry shelves and look at our little nook like this for now … Happy Friday! It’s going to be 115 degrees here today! Stay cool – CT