If you’ve been following us for the past few months, you know we have done a ton to make our dining room feel more us! We got rid of the tan paint, added custom moulding, refinished a Craigslist dining table and chairs, then made a fun little gallery wall. Whew! Last but not least, we bought new lights for the dining room. For about 3 months now, they’ve been chilling in one of the spare guest rooms, just waiting for the chance to shine. Well, guess what?! We finally got those beauties hung, and I think we can call this space complete. :)
We are IN LOVE with them. Adios boob light. Hello globe lights (from West Elm). Link here.
Lighting is one of those things that doesn’t seem to be all that important, at first. We lived with this boob light for awhile. Can you believe our dining room looked like this at one point in time?
Anyway, it just didn’t make sense to leave it with all the other aforementioned updates we’ve done, including getting the floors refinished!
The lights grab our attention in all the right ways. :)
They are literally like the cherry on top! You know, if our dining room was an ice cream sundae. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch.
We bought 60-watt vintage Edison bulbs from Lowe’s to complete the look. They aren’t cheap, at $9 each, but the added effect is just so dreamy that we think they are definitely worth the splurge.
Dinner is a whole new experience now. The lighting is so romantic. It’s the perfect glow for this space.
The new lights are one of our favorite updates in the whole house.
You know it wouldn’t be complete without a before and after:
You’ll get the rest of the scoop behind these globe lights soon…let’s just say that if you like them, you better stay tuned!
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