We got a head start on our Winter project goals by replacing our two ugliest light fixtures, as well as installing our bedside sconces - woohoo!
If you remember, we had a certain look in mind for both of the ugly lights we wanted to be rid of, but keeping the cost low made the search a bit of a challenge.
But I like a challenge.
Let's start with the bay window light:
Here's what I was picturing replacing it with:
This industrial light shade with Edison bulb is from Restoration Hardware for $139. Not a price we had in mind to pay for a simple fixture that wasn't the main lighting of the room.
Enter the Andante fixture on Wayfair, almost exactly the same, and guess the price…$40!!
The quality of the light fixture is pretty good too, so I'm pleased. Also, did you know they make LED Edison bulbs?! Neither did I until I came across them at Lowes! It's supposed to last 9 years. Crazy.
Now we come to the vestibule with its bad track light. When I think “vestibule”, I'm thinking of it being an extension of the formal entryway, and hence needs a pretty light and something period-appropriate to the house.
Here's what I was going for with the overall look, once again from Restoration Hardware. Price…$675! Woah.
Once again I had luck with Wayfair. By the way, this was my first time ever buying from Wayfair. Is that weird? I feel a bit behind the times saying that. Well it's proving its worth to me lately, because look what I found for $200:
...And my desire to spruce up the entryway and vestibule is even bigger now because such a pretty light deserves a pretty room to match. (new paint on walls, remove paint from door and then stain...) Come on, Spring!
Now we come at last to the installed bedside sconces! Woohoo!
If you look closely at this last picture, you can see a toggle switch on the bottom center. These sconces did not originally come with the toggles. Karl and I wanted to be able to turn them off and on from our bed, so we came up with these as a solution to being able to use the sconces we chose despite them not having a switch. Thus, we were able to get the sconces and the price we wanted!