April 13, 2016
As you all know, we absolutely love love love our new house. Well, our new to us house. I suppose a home built before WWII ended doesn’t quite qualify as new. But, I digress. We love our home so much, but there are so many things about it that we want to change and update. One of those things are light fixtures. We’ve slowly and surely been making our way through the house changing out super old lights and updating them to fixtures that are more our style or fit better with the direction we’re going. Which brings us to, our entry way light.
Here is a picture of our entry(and you can see a teensy peek of the old light at the top of the photo!)
I actually didn’t have a problem with the original light. It’s kind of quirky and unique and fun in it’s own way. But, it was actually too large(long? big?) for the space. Jim is 5 10ish and barely cleared the bottom of the light. Someone like my Dad(who is 6 3) would definitely hit their head on it walking into our house. That’s not good!
Another shot of our old entry light here. From the stairs you can see the top of the light.
Back in February Jim installed this light for me. I picked it out from Home Depot online and he put it up while I was gone for the weekend. And when I came back….ehhhhhh. Not as great as I was hoping. I love the idea of the drum shade, but this particular light has that weird plastic piece that goes on the bottom and it uses a special light bulb that gives off this awful almost fluorescent glow when you turn it on.
So basically ever since that day I have been on the hunt for a new entry way light. The trouble is, our entry way is SO tricky! When you look for inspiration on Pinterest, most entry way lights are vaulted ceilings. Those big cage/lantern lights are super popular right now. Obviously, that won’t work in our space. Our ceilings are low for an entry.
Another problem is that a lot of popular lights right now use edison bulbs. Which, are super cute and cool. I love the look of them. Unfortunately, they are super dim. And, in an entry? I feel like you need more brightness than that.
I’m left looking for a semi flush mount light, in a bronze finish, that doesn’t use one Edison bulb, that has a farmhouse/rustic/industrial feel to it, and doesn’t cost a billion dollars.
I finally found this light:
And fell head over heels in love with it.
Unfortunately for me, apparently everyone else did too. Because it is sold out everywhereeeeee.
Honestly, I consider it my spiritual gift to fall in love with anything that is sold out. I have a knack.
So here are a few other options that I’ve found and am considering. Do you think I’m headed in the right direction? Which one do you think is the best?
If you want to see more of my inspiration for this space, you can check out my Pinterest board!
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