I knew right away that I didn't want to have the boyfriend (my go-to electrical guy) go through the trouble of moving the light box. Instead I decided to look for a pendant light that could be swagged out to the center of the room. I also knew that I wanted to go for an industrial look for a more masculine feel.
Shades of Light had some great options, but they were either too small or too expensive.
|Outdoor Bulb Glass Nautical Pendant, $99|
|Nantucket Pendant, $105|
|Fresnel Glass Pendant, $189|
|First Class Period Pendant, $349 (on sale)|
I found some cool cage ones on Etsy.
|Old Wire Cage Hanging Light, $48|
|Wire Cage Light, $175|
|Fisherman Ceiling Lamp, $69|
|Depot Ceiling Lamp, $89|
If you are looking for lights, a good tip is to always check out kids' stores. They usually have much better prices than regular home stores.
I really loved the last one. But I'm cheap. Frugal. Whatever. And although that's a good price if it was for a house I owned - the chance of us taking it down and moving it with us to the next house are slim to none. So, that makes $89 (which is a good price) something to reconsider. So, wanting to pull the trigger but not quite being able to, I looked at one more place. My go-to cheap home store - Ikea.
My family and friends in Louisiana don't have an Ikea. The closest one is Houston's (with which I have a love-hate relationship). I'm not sure why a company with such brilliant ideas can't understand that they would make a fortune in Louisiana. Just the amount they would have sold post-Katrina would have been enormous. I know, because my mom had an antique store that after Katrina was turned into a resale shop - people needed everything. Everyday my mom had customers who would come in saying things like, "I went to make pancakes and I realized I don't have a spatula." Anyway, Louisiana needs an Ikea - I'm just putting that out into the internet universe and hopefully someone will hear it.
Back on topic, I found this light that not only fit my criteria, it was cheap as well.
$29.99 baby! I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it that same color - I'm leaning towards not but I want to get the room painted first. So right now it's still in the box (big surprise).