Nick shared some of our lighting options/inspiration yesterday, so here’s a peak into some of our purchases so far! I already blamed our trip to Old Home Supply for our master bath choice. What I didn’t tell you is that we scored some incredible lighting deals.
In the warehouse, we found these incredible hexagon pendants. They were savaged from Caravan of Dreams a studio/nightclub/theater in Downtown Fort Worth. We bought all 3 of the pendants. We are putting 2 over the kitchen island. The third will be repurposed as something else or used for repair of the other 2 pendants.
Although I do LOVE the Hicks pendant, the price difference between these options was a no brainer. Plus it’s a unique option. They were the best choice for the house and the space.
Originally we bought the 4 flush mounts (top shelf) that match the island pendants, but we had to return 2 when we realized there was no backing or electrical wiring to them at all. We could fix the electrical part, but since there was no way to attach the fixture to the ceiling, we had to pass.
We bought 2 flush mounts, 2 sconces, and 1 skinny flush mount. The skinny flush mount and the sconces are for the stairs. The 2 flush mounts will go in the mud room hallway off the kitchen. (The hallway by the stairs needs 3 flush mounts.)
I adore this tulip light. We are hanging it over Ramona’s vanity area in her bathroom. She calls it her makeup area, and this light is going to be perfect for it. It’s adorable, and I might move it from house to house if I ever move.
We bought all that lighting for under $800. They gave us 10% off for buying so many pieces as if we needed more reasons to love this place. I love that 1) we have awesome vintage lighting, 2) it was cheaper than buying new, and 3) it has a story. It definitely accomplishes our goal of building new but adding as much character as possible.
I had been eyeing these West Elm sconces for the kid’s bathroom. At $80 they are pretty reasonable option. Then we made a little trip to Austin over labor day for maternity pictures and general Texas fun. The goal was to scout out the Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware outlets in San Marcos.
It was our lucky day because they had 2 scones. I loved them in person. They were a good size which is what I was worried about when I saw them online. They are simple and modern. Plus how great will it look next to Ramona’s tulip light? One was marked $26 and the other was $46, but we got both for $26.
When we saw this JC Penny light go on clearance, we headed out with a coupon in hand. It was about $50 total. It’s huge. We are putting it in the laundry room over the washer and dryer to add some wood tones to that space.
Nick was determined to get the Areaware Orbit chandelier for the formal dining. They had a 20% sale, so he pounced. We’ve consider some other places around the house to hang this guy, but the plan is still the formal dining at this point.
What kind of DIY home blog would we be if we didn’t include some sort of DIY aspect into our lighting? (Answer: A terrible one.) Nick wants to build the Lindsey Adelman light and a Drop Light Chandelier. We aren’t 100% sure where they are going to go. Most likely in the entry and above the master bath.
That’s what we have pulled the trigger on so far. It’s a pretty eclectic mix of lighting, but that’s sort of the goal for the whole house. We want the house to have all the charm of a 1920s house but with all these modern conveniences like huge closets and open floorplan.
What’s your take on our choices so far? Are we too ADD for our own good?