You guys want to see something I've been hiding from you this whole time?
That's my current dining room chandelier. I've been keeping out of photos because I'm embarrassed by it and I can't stand to look at it. It's not terrible (I mean, I've seen uglier) but it's just not my style. Like at all. Oh and see how it's all chained up super close to the ceiling? Yeah, it's been like that since the tile guys laid our tile soooo 8 months or so?
The best part? (that's sarcasm by the way) It's not even centered on our table!
That's partially my fault though because after my builder installed all of the lighting, I was brought in to make sure I liked the placement of it all and I signed off on the chandelier's placement. In my defense, I was looking at it straight on from the kitchen (to the left) and didn't even think to look at it from the sliding glass doors (behind me in the picture).
Anywayyy, it needs to go. We've already checked a new rug and an art replacement off my 2013 home goals list which means the next item on the list is the chandelier. Because I don't know how much it's going to cost to move the placement of the light (I have to hire the job out unfortunately), I'm trying to keep the actual light as budget friendly as possible so it can be replaced ASAP. Here's a few options I'm considering:
Chandy Candy #1
Maskros // IKEA
I used to have this hanging in our old condo's living room but it had to stay behind after we sold the place which kind of bummed me out. At 32" in diameter, it's pretty massive but it's open and airy and our 10' ceilings can handle the size. It would also cast some awesome shadows on the ceiling/walls at night!
Chandy Candy #2
Onion Bentwood Pendant
I'm in love with the shape of West Elm's new onion bentwood pendant and think it would add some warmth to our dining room. It's smaller than the Maskros at 18.5" in diameter but I still think it could work. I don't know if I'd leave the warm oak finish as-is though...
Chandy Candy #3
Young House Love Wire Globe Lantern
In case you haven't heard, Young House Love has teamed up with Shades of Light to create their very own lighting collection! It was hard to pick a favorite light but I love their large wire globe lantern and think it would look awesome hanging above our table. It's pretty big at 24" in diameter and it's only $89 which is even better!
Out of those three, I think I know which option I'm going with but I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for additional pendants that could work as well. Hopefully my contractor can give me a quote for the placement change soon so we can get the ball rolling and check yet another thing off my list!
Which pendant would you choose? Know of any other options you think I might like? Leave a link in the comments!