new light fixtures

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A little background story for you first.  When we built our house the plan was always to change out the builder grade light fixtures.  I know that sounds kind of silly, but since it wasn’t a custom build we couldn’t bring in whatever light fixtures we wanted, we could only choose from what they had available.  We weren’t thrilled with the options.  Given that, we went with a lighting package that had bathroom vanity lights we liked and then just planned to switch everything else out over time.

Most of the fixtures have been switched out, but the one that bothered me the most was still here.  The dust collecting beast in our two-story entry.  Ugh.  There’s no getting those glass shades clean and they keep getting worse.  It drives me nuts.  We’ve been waiting to change this one since it has to be hired out due to the height.

For Christmas, my husband had me a pick out a new chandelier for the entry way and I couldn’t be more ecstatic!!!  So long sucka!  Here’s what I chose:
How gorgeous is it in this dining room?!!
Oh, and I even came across a smaller 9-light version of the new entry chandelier here for under $200 that is definitely worth sharing!
Since we’re going to have an electrician here with a massive ladder, we figured we might as well have him change out our living room fan.  Now, in a perfect world, I would put up a chandelier in here.  It would look AWESOME.  In fact, my friend and neighbor has this one up in her living room (we have the same floor plan) and it’s jaw dropping.  But, I’m an angry person when I get too hot, so a ceiling fan to help move air around in the summer is a must.  The one we currently have really is perfectly fine.  The bowl is another dust and dead bug collector though.  The light kit on the bottom does nothing to add to the light in the room.  And well, you probably know my feeling about boob lights.



Here’s what it’s being replaced with:
Different color, but I just love how streamlined it looks in these rooms:
Pretty pumped over here!  I’ll definitely share photos once they’re up 🙂

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  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    love the new fixtures and they're going to look awesome in your space!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      If I can ever get the darn things up! Still waiting on an extension piece for the fan and it feels like it's taking FOREVERRRRR.

  2. Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome Avatar

    Do we live in the same house? Lol! We did the same thing and chose the basic lighting package. I thought by now I would have changed the lighting, but yikes it's expensive and then add in the price of hanging from ceilings that high it's been hard to justify. I hope we'll change ours out soon too. I can't wait to see what yours looks like!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      It is so expensive 🙁 I've been doing a mix of high (well, high to me) and low to keep it manageable. Still takes my breath away when I look at the prices of lighting. And then there's having to pay the electrician. Yuck. If I could shimmy my way up a two story ladder without freaking out I'd do it myself. Just not that brave 😀

  3. Plum Pretty Sugar Avatar

    Yes, yes, yes!!
    Lighting is so underrated <3


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