the new light in my life

>> 6.10.2010

I was never sold on the look of the small light that hung in my dining room. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great... so when the cheap IKEA light that hung in my dining room finally died (and yes, it took a $150 visit from an electrician to tell me that it was the fixture's fault and not the wiring), I jumped at the chance to find a new one.

My requirements were simple: light diffuser (the old one would glare like crazy), around $100, and have a modern look. I must have looked at hundreds of lights in my search, but it was really hard to find something that fit all of my requirements (especially the price!). Thanks to a few recent giveaways on blogs I read, CSN Lighting came onto my radar. From track lighting to outdoor lighting, CSN had literally thousands of options for me to choose from in my search. After narrowing my results down to only the lights that fit my requirements, I found a potential winner. There was only one drum pendant light out there at a better price (a very popular blog features it in their dining area), but I realized that I'd have to pay an additional $100 for my electrician to convert it from a plug-in to hardwired light (boo!). So when CSN contacted me about doing a product review for the blog, I knew the Olwen Three Light Pendant Lamp was the clear winner!

It's only $109 (with free shipping), takes three 60 watt bulbs, makes a great modern statement, and comes with a glass diffuser. Plus, the installation was easy enough for me to do myself (well, I did have a lovely assistant... thanks Nate!). I'd say that it's a keeper!

...and just for fun, let's look back at that lovely before picture...
(I did have the light moved over 1-2 feet so that it would hang center in the room).

What do you think about my new light?


Kate June 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Love it! Very cool.

oneluckycouple June 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Love it! Your kitchen and dining room look fantastic! :)

Kerry June 10, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

The light is gorgeous - it's such a drastic before and after (the whole package)! Everything looks so beautiful! You've done a fantastic job!

hiphousegirl June 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

I like it. And I'm still in love with how you stained your table.

Mrs. Chic June 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

The light looks so nice! I love pendant shades there the best :)

chacha June 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

I love it - clean and simple. It looks similar to the one I just put up in my dining room :o) I needed one that could swag so I had to do the CB2 one.

BTW, I totally put the eBay link, and the $2300 link, AND a link to the Apartment Therapy scavenger post where it was $260. Next post I'll drop the price and post to OC and LA.

Maggie@Okay, now what? June 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Big improvement. It looks good!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards June 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

Oooo.... I like that light. And, I'm thinking I may need one. hmm. I esp. like the little squiggle part above. (That's the technical name.)

Babs June 11, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

I LOVE how your place is coming together :)

Keeley June 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

I just found your blog through Russell Street Reno.

Major improvement! I love that you removed most of that dividing wall, I love your wall color, and I'm a big fan of drum shades. I've been looking for one for my kitchen.

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