As we’ve mentioned before, our house was flipped before we purchased it back in 2016. The home has come with it’s quirks, as many do. One of these was the kitchen lighting. This NINE-light chandelier (TWELVE, if you count the three bulbs in the lower dome light) hung over the kitchen dining table. You might be thinking, “Huh, that sounds a little excessive for an eat-in kitchen.” And you’d be right.
You could say this chandelier had a “Wow” factor, because that’s what everyone said when they walked into our kitchen. “Wow. That’s a big light.” When we flipped the switch on this guy (which was usually only by accident), the light from all twelve bulbs would blind your eyes as if Jesus was returning with all the magnitude of heaven behind him.
In February, Tyler asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I think you can guess what my answer was. THE TIME HAS COME. Let’s go light fixture shopping!
We headed to our local lighting store on a rainy morning with toddler in tow. Now, Tyler and I are pretty similar to our core, but we quickly discovered that our taste in lighting could not be more different. I wanted an open lantern-style chandelier with faux candle lights, you know, kind of farm house-y but a little modern. Tyler said, “No way.” He wanted a traditional, shaded, swoopy chandelier (kind of like the one we had, but with less lights). I was like, “Not a chance.” So, we opted for one of those clunky catalogs and headed home.
As we were flipping through said catalog, we established our deal breakers. No faux candles, no etched glass shades, not brushed nickel, but also not rustic, not too modern, but not too traditional, oh, and also, not too large… Would you believe we found the candidate?? Me either!
This is a THREE light chandelier from Sea Gull Lighting’s Elsa Collection. The seeded glass shades and heirloom bronze finish fit the bill (especially the bill of not wanting to break the budget). We love, love, love it! We loved it so much that we decided to get the matching pendant light for over our sink!
But wait, there’s more. We also decided to replace the poorly spray painted “boob light” in our hallway. (Look, I’m sorry, but we can’t be the only ones who see it, right??). There is no matching flush mount light in the Elsa collection, but fret not. We found this light in another Sea Gull Lighting collection called “Belton“. I think it’s so cool and it might be my favorite light ever.
So, in conclusion, dreams do come true. Now when Jesus really does come back, we won’t wonder if maybe we just left the dining light on. And that’s just a huge relief, you know? Hehe 🙂