When it comes to this residence, the only substantial lighting alterations I’ve ever truly made in the final couple of years have been in the kitchen and bathrooms. But now that the dining space has last but not least reached a decorative stage, I took a small time this previous weekend to install anything I’m actually thrilled about:
Considering that I haven’t carried out many lighting projects in the home, Dad briefly came over with some added tools (and to drop off sugar cookies… it seems Mom’s in a baking mood). He took the previous one down although I assembled the new light, only then realizing that I didn’t take any ahead of photographs.
Frig. Every time, Sarah.
Anyway, back to install. The light fixture is from Urban Outfitters, ordered just a few weeks in the past, but it seems like it’s currently offered out and/or eliminated from their web site. So even however I can’t stage you to the exact 1, I’ve picked out a number of that are comparable in style (but note that copper fixtures are normally a lot more of a pendant style). Or, you can DIY a similar 1 of your very own, like Mandi did (#4).
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The light came with a bunch of extra rods to screw with each other and numerous extra feet of wire—I assume in case this fixture was supposed to hang from the best of the Eiffel Tower (I’m exaggerating of course, but not by significantly). At initial, I wasn’t certain how higher to hang it, so I turned to my BFF (Google), who promptly informed me that dining area lights want to hang about thirty-34″ above the table. The lower arms were proper close to 34″ with only two and a half rods utilised, so I clipped off the rest of the excess wire and screwed it together.
Following I finished installing everything (dropping the teeny tiny screws a couple of times – making me extremely glad to have a helper to retrieve them), we tested everything out to make positive it worked. At the time, I didn’t have the light bulbs that went with the fixture yet, so I employed a single bulb from the old one to examine the dimmer switch. It hung somewhat awkwardly from one of the eight arms, which manufactured me chuckle. And this, apparently, is something I get images of. Go figure.
Dad hated it. I could inform because he explained nothing. It’s not that different from when he likes anything however… which is more like this:
But no matter. Not his home, correct? I truly like the contrast of the blue & copper. I believe I would have been just as content with a black fixture (equivalent to my pick on my dining space mood board), but the thin and modern lines are what I like most. I also like that the copper is more of a brushed finish, which keeps it from searching too red.
More photos (all of the angles manufactured it really enjoyable to photograph!):
The most tough element was discovering the appropriate light bulbs. I needed tiny-ish and round-ish ones, but most bulbs that are offered in large box shops these days are not all that quite to look at as a bare bulb (which is what I necessary). I also didn’t really come to feel like trekking to a specialty retailer or getting on the internet, so I brought residence the only two options available: a single clear, and a single white. Be sure to also check out the back of the light bulb’s packaging to uncover out if it can be hung upside down or not (not all of them are designed to, which can be somewhat limiting if you’re lazy like me).
In man or woman, the clear version seems better, but the white ones photograph much better at evening. Each work nicely on the dimmer, so I’m going with clear and stashing the white bulbs in situation I want to change items up in the future (or just require to take a new photograph of the space).
Not all the bulbs have been screwed in when I tested & photographed, but you get the concept. Clear on the left, white on the proper.
With the blue walls and the copper light getting two of the bolder choices in the area, I’m now leaning toward creating some neutral-inspired art to go along the back wall (initially I was pondering some thing far more brightly colored, but that was before finding this light, and the eye’s gotta rest somewhere). It’s entertaining to see how the room evolves with every piece additional, don’t you believe? Satisfied weekend, absolutely everyone!
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