Looking for Lighting

>> 12.07.2011

Due to some notourstyle/ oversized light fixtures in the majority of the house, we're been on the lookout for some new fixtures. I actually like the dining room chandelier in the new house, but want to center it in the room which would be next to impossible due to its massive size:

 (before)

Again, the living room light is just too big for the space:
 (before)

Don't tell Nate, but the bedroom chandelier is actually growing on me and it will probably be the last to go...
 (before)

The positive is that while they aren't working for us, my guess is that we should be able to sell them on Craigslist pretty easily (oh, and you know I'm already looking there for the replacements).

Since I'm now officially on the hunt for new lighting, I was happily surprised when I wondered into the Lowe's lighting section last week and noticed a few options that were not only pretty affordable, but actually attractive (unlike most of the fixtures that I've seen in the past):
This bathroom fixture could end up saving me a trip to the Restoration Hardware Outlet (where I usually get nice fixtures for cheap). I'm obsessed with how expensive it looks compared to the price!


This one could be a good alternative to the super low hanging fixture in my living room (or kitchen or hallway) and isn't bad at <$100 (better than most overstock.com options).

This one reminded me of the West Elm Globe Pendant, but a little more rustic (and slightly  more expensive).

We should be replacing some of the fixtures sooner rather than later so stay tuned to see where we end up! Where do you like to look for thrifty lighting?

5 comments:

Mrs. Chic December 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

I know what you saying about Lowes, there lighting has improved a ton in the past year!! I like the bathroom light fixture you took a picture of, nice!

For cheap / great lighting I look on Amazon and CB2 and Lowes

Jordan@the2seasons December 8, 2011 at 8:20 AM  

My friend has had great luck at Lowes. I try to check out the Habitat Restore. They seem to have good lighting options. You just need to go all the time. Have fun!

Kate December 8, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

I really like that bathroom light from Lowe's, I might have to check that out!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno December 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM  

Wow, these lighting examples are great! I had no idea they had such good stuff there....

Alexis L., The Studioist December 18, 2011 at 10:26 PM  

Ebay! I bought vintage light fixtures from various sellers, unrestored, and had them rewired by a reasonable and reliable guy I found online in New Jersey.

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