Am I the only one on the planet that takes 17 years to choose a light fixture? Now that’s indecision! We built our home 17 years ago and still have plastic white covers in the ceiling where light fixtures should hang. There’s still no fixture over our dining room table or kitchen sink island. And there’s just a lightbulb in our downstairs bath. It was never a critical purchase and I just haven’t been able to make a decision, until now. That is until today when I came across this Odie Pendant Light at Wayfair.
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Why is it that I can rotate large pieces furniture in and out of our house without a second thought, but I just wasn’t able to decide on a pendant light style for our dining room?
There’s actually an easy answer for that. Furniture can be easily replaced without requiring an expert (aka electrician) to hep me move it. In addition, ever since I learned how to find and refinish furniture, I know that I can easily experiment and transform pieces from thrift store finds. You can read all about how I find them HERE. Like the dresser I picked up today for just $5.00.
I’ve always felt like a wired light fixture was much more permanent so once it’s in place, the chances of me replacing are very slim.
But it was time.
A beautiful pendant over a dining table adds warmth to the space and makes it feel much more cozy. Don’t you think?
I’ve actually been searching for a dining room light fixture every year. The first year we moved in I was looking at wrought iron chandeliers that looked like branches. Then my taste changed and I considered brushed nickel. Then I loved the idea of a rustic antler chandelier. During my ultra modern phase I was hooked on bright white pendants. I even went as far as purchasing three vintage industrial fixtures at the Brimfield Antique Fair, but never installed them. They’re still stored in my cellar.
As you can see, my tastes change so I was always a little hesitant to purchase and install a permanent fixture. After all, what if my preference changed again?
How to get past this indecision?
I made a list of requirements.
Our dining room light fixture had to be casual. We are not formal people so a crystal chandelier is out of the question.
The fixture would have to be light, airy, and see-through. Hanging something too bulky or solid like a pendant shade would create an obstacle in the room.
I did not want glass. It would be too much to keep clear of the dust and pollen.
I wanted multiple lights rather than a single bulb to provide adequate lighting. At night the dining room space gets rather dark and it’s hard to work at the table when I need to. But those multiple lights had to hang from a single cap in the ceiling.
I don’t like the look of chain link or messy wires, so the pendant had to hang from solid poles that hid any wires.
And finally, the price had to fit within my conservative budget.
That’s quite a few requirements.
Recently I discovered cage lights and fell in love with them. Remember THIS ONE I showed you last week that now hangs on our covered porch?
Cage lights are basically metal frames. Some of the frames are very simple and sparse and some could be as busy as a birdcage. I prefer the simple, straight-lined, bronze metal designs which seem to be a cross between rustic and modern.
The Odie 8-Light Pendant Light from Wayfair checked off all of the boxes on my list so I placed the order today. Not only was it 48% off with free shipping, I also found a coupon code for an additional $25 off. Here’s that code…. BIZ25AF36
I can’t wait for our new pendant light fixture to arrive!
So make your list and head on over to Wayfair! They had just what I needed.