We were able to save some extra money on our kitchen reno budget, so we were able to splurge a little with our light fixtures.
I knew I wanted a nice orb chandelier. I felt like I had seen them all over the place, but when it came to actually looking for one to buy, they all went into hiding. Just like Amanda Bynes.
I found several styles, in different variations. But none of them were quite right.
This one from Restoration Hardware was obviously too expensive, $1195. But what I did like was how many lights it had. Our previous chandelier was a 12 arm, and we knew we needed something that would really light up the whole area.
Shades of Light had a few different options, but this one was too jewel-y.
This one was too twiggy and not enough arms.
This one comes from the Young House Love line of lights, and I really like the price, but it only had one bulb. That wouldn’t do much for our big area.
It’s the perfect scale for our dining table.
I’m going to come right out and say it, I’m a light fixture harlot. I love them so much. I feel like light fixtures are jewelry for a room.
I’m kind of obsessed with the way the lights look. It’s joyous.
And from one orb to another… This picture was at 35 weeks. Now we’re at 37
And there was light!