I am one who loves the hunt for unique pieces in our home. Lighting is no different and if I can find a great bargain then I really get excited. I recently made a trip to Michaels and was browsing when I stumbled upon an item that nearly had me dancing in the store. I however was able to refrain from embarrassing myself but did grab my new found item and headed to the counter with my 40% off coupon in hand.
Several months ago I purchased this Portfolio 36 in Bronze Hardwired Mini Pendant from Lowes. When I purchased this I had also purchased a shade choice from Lowes that I thought I would like. I ended up not liking them and took them back. The hunt was then on for something that would fit these pendants and still be a style that I love. My initial thought was vintage shades but nothing ever surfaced that I could purchase three of and still be within my budget. On my recent trip to Michaels I found just what I wanted.
This is the Metal Lampshade and is found in the lighting section at Michaels. I purchased three of them knowing that they would work perfectly for my pendant light at home. I took them home and it was the perfect fit!
This area of our home is very difficult to photograph but it gives you an idea of what lights we have over our dining room table and the pendants as they hung before being adorned with their perfect shades. I did spray paint all the pieces to make everything match perfectly.
The lighting in our dining room and kitchen are now closely alike but yet still different. The dining room lights were purchased from a little shop that sells all sorts of various hardware pieces and they were only $6.00 each. They are still some of my all time favorite finds.
Sometimes waiting and hunting for the item that you really want is worth the wait. I am super happy with how these two items worked out to be the perfect match for our home.
We have several major projects coming up that I can't wait to share with you and one of them includes all the details of the newly painted table and chairs. We will also be purchasing hardwood flooring this week. So much going on and I am ready to get this home one step closer to completion. So please look past the mess in the background. Sometimes sharing a little completed area helps me realize we are making progress.
Thanks for following along!