Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Picking A Style To Light Up My Life
This is my laundry room piled high with rejected lighting choices. Lighting has turned out to be the most challenging part of our bathroom makeover. Part of that challenge has been the limited shopping here in Bakersfield and the other part has been compromising with my hubby.
This Ballard Designs light is the style I had in mind.
Or maybe this one from Pottery Barn. I wanted something open with a bit of cottage charm. Over the course of a week we brought home five different lighting options. And that doesn’t include the styles we rejected or disagreed on while at Lowes or Home Depot.
Why didn’t I just order one off the internet you ask? Because I was having difficulty with the scale of the fixture and I could not get a feel for that over the internet.
As you can see, I wanted a hanging light. My husband didn’t think the ceiling was high enough for a hanging light he thought someone would hit their head on it. Apparently he felt guests would be jumping up and down while washing their hands. Except for the picture of our friends jumping up and down in the bathroom that flashed through my mind I did not find this to be funny.
This was never an option as far as I was concerned. I just gave in and agreed to see it in the room.
I liked the idea of using an outdoor fixture for this room the scale was all wrong.
I “kinda” liked this one while we were at Lowes but I think that was only out of desperation.
My husband brought this one home again out of desperation. And yes it is almost the last light, just a lower hanging model.
I finally found this one at Home Depot during what I am sure was my hundredth visit to the lighting department. I kept hoping some new styles would just magically show up. And it did and I was thrilled. I had great hopes for this one. Unfortunately when my husband opened the package it was broken. Back to the HD one more time.
Thankfully they had one that was not damaged and I loved it! Hurray!
This is it!
I want to show you more but you will have to wait until the big reveal to see the entire bathroom. Hopefully that will be later this week.
Thanks for reading,