Welp, I’ve done it. I finally purchased the chandelier of my dreams, the Edison chandelier from Pottery Barn. You’ve heard me yammer on about it for almost a year now, and it’s finally here.
And since you know I love to pinch pennies, I ended up getting this sucker on eBay for just over $200 (ok, $212.52 to be exact), which was so much easier to swallow than $350 (even on sale!) after shipping and taxes on Pottery Barn’s web site. (Update: It looks like this light is now totally unavailable. Boo. But, they pop up on eBay all the time.)
I cannot find anyone in the blogging world that has this light (with the exception of Nicole from Making it Lovely) so finding inspiration images was difficult. I do know that a dark, hulking, industrial chandelier will almost definitely look awesome in an all-white room so I took a little leap of faith and ordered it anyways.
This is an older picture (that chest looks a whole lot different) but in this picture you can spot the existing overhead light. I actually posted about the existing light here and while I still do love the shape and size of it (almost 30″ wide!), the cream shade looks lost/mismatched next to the bright white ceiling and walls. I think it may go in the to-be office….
Back to the Edison. Pottery Barn does have a couple pictures on their site of the Edison in action.
This look is a little “droopy” with it acting more as a pendant vs. an overhead light. The look I’m going for is more “spider-y” than droopy, with the legs spread more apart. Did I just type “spider-y?” Oh vey.
Here they show it on top of another dining room table. In fact, reading several of the reviews, a lot of people are using this light over their dining room table. Maybe one day I will use it as a dining room light (like maybe when I have a dining room) but I am hoping it will work well as a living room light.
And the Edison is beautiful above a bed. I guess we’d call the Edison a versatile light solution… or how about just a really neat light I’m jazzed about installing.
Speaking of installing… that’s next on the living room makeover list.
Unfortunately, here it is in its present state. Suge considers the box a savage enemy and avoids the sight of it. He’s practically peeing his furry pants in this picture. He’s a little scaredy cat.
If the living room makeover process has left you feeling a little discombobulated, I feel ya. I usually have a crisp to-do list and a little idea board of what I’m trying to accomplish for each room. There’s something about this room that wants me to be more spontaneous, allowing me to go with it versus reconciling it against a stated plan. Ever feel that way sometimes?
I’ll have pictures of the lovely Edison in action next week.
On a random note, Suge and Biggie are liking their new “dog bed.”
p/s: I think there are a lot of new folks here checking out Go Haus Go. Is it weird to ask you to comment and say a little bit about you? I really am interested and let’s face it, I’m looking for new blogs to check out. I just found the blog, Retro Ranch Reno, and am so pumped because they are living out my life long dream of mid-century ranch renovatin’. What they have done with the place is amazing.