Hi, 1999 called, and it’s wondering why in the heck you still have lighting in your breakfast nook from the original owners of your home. Back in 2013 I vowed to replace this light fixture in our breakfast room but my commitment issues never allowed me to make a decision on replacing it. The day has come for the 90’s version of lighting to trade in it’s Doc Marten’s and No Fear t-shirt for something a little more modern.
This little project was on my to-do list back in 2013, as evidence of the flash back photo taken here. My neighbor told me our home’s previous owner had a pool table in this area of the house, hence the builder grade, double billiard style lighting.
I have never purchased lighting online before but I had perused the selection at several big box home improvement stores and nothing ever got me excited enough to pull the trigger and make the purchase. After browsing online I hit the lighting jackpot at Build.com. Their selection was awesome with free shipping and great sales. I narrowed my search down to 4 of my favorites. The contenders were the Quoizel Wyndmoor Chandelier, the Artcraft Castello Chandelier, JVI Designs Globe Chandelier, or the Jeremiah Berkshire Beaded Chandelier.
As much as I wanted the beaded chandy by Jeremiah in the space I already have a chandelier in my dining room - our great room is four rooms in one space, 2 dining rooms, a living room, and kitchen. Having 2 chandeliers made me feel like they would be competing for my affection in the space. I decided against a traditional chandelier and when with a globe-shaped fixture for contrast.
The fixture has a great combo of rustic (weathered wood and bronze iron) and modern (globe-shape) which is perfect for my eclectic decorating style. Eclectic is code for “I buy what I like and I don’t care if my husband likes it or not”.
I added a tablecloth to cover the glass table. I would lurve to get a new kitchen table but I have two boys and glass is about the only thing that will hold up to their dinner time table fork poking. I was worried the table cloth would get stained but I just break out a placemat for extra messy meals, like spaghetti. Otherwise, I only have needed to wash it a few times.d If I take it straight from the dryer to the table I don’t even have to iron it. I used the tablecloth as a background in this YouTube video and received several emails asking me about it. I bought it off of Ebay – I couldn’t find a round one but I did find the same pattern in a 60″ X 104″ rectangle here.
Can you believe what a difference a light fixture and tablecloth can make to a room? I seem to always put projects like this on the back burner and then I’m scratching my head wondering what the heck took me so long!
Disclosure: I received a credit to Build.com in exchange for writing this review on my blog. As always all opinions are my own and I only blog about stuff I love so much I would tattoo them on my bottom.