lounge ceiling light

Light fittings are often overlooked but they really can take a good room and make it look a lot more resolved. We have been sloooooowwwwly replacing these shoddy light fittings in our joint. We’ve just done the lounge and dining and here’s what it looks like now:

new lights dining

Cool huh? I love the texture and warmth they add.

new lights dining 2 new lights dining 2

I love low-hanging lights but because of our low ceilings, this is actually as low as we could hang the pendant in the lounge area without The Man’s head banging into it. But if we hung the one in the dining area at the same height it would sit awkwardly between the laundry door the ceiling beam. I wanted to hang it low and centred over the table, but it wasn’t worth the expense of moving the socket, so we looped the cords and hung it from the beam instead.

new lights attach

We were wracking our brains for weeks trying to figure out a way to loop it through so that it would stay there. The guy at the hardware store suggested adhesive cord managers but that was complete fail. I don’t know why it took me so long but I finally I worked out that we could use fishing line to attach the pendant’s inner metal frame to the cup hook in the beam. Success!

Here are the before and afters, starting with the dining area:

dining area

new lights dining 3

And the lounge…

lounge Sept 2010 1

new light lounge

I’d had my eye on these babies for the longest time but never quite had the budget for them, then I spotted them for like 60% off at Beacon so I quickly snapped them up. You’ve gotta love a project like that!


7 Responses

  • Oh, I love these! They’re so airy and bright. :)

    • Thanks, I’m in love.

  • The lamps are perfect and I love your dining room table and chairs!

  • Sandra

    Love the lights! Also love the color on the walls. What color are they?

    • Thanks Sandra! It’s called Kelly’s Flower by Dulux.

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