A few months later, I tossed one of my dogs toys over my shoulder and this reenactment happened:
Yep, the toy hit the string globe which fell into the sink and landed directly in a pot of spaghetti sauce that I was soaking. Needless to say we were pendant-less for a while. Well, the pendant arms (?) were still hanging, but they were shadeless.
Fast forward to last month when I received a 20% off coupon code from West Elm. I had been eyeing their globe pendant lamps for a while but didn't really have the money to get them. The 20% off deal was too good to be true though so I pulled the trigger and voila!
I don't have any installation pictures because the installation kicked our ass. Pardon my French. Basically the trouble started at the very end, when we had to shove 6 1/2 feet of cord into the ceiling box that was, oh I don't know, maybe 6" in diameter and maybe 2" deep? Nightmare.
You see the cord the pendant's come with is 116" long which is great if you have vaulted ceilings. Even though our ceilings are 10 feet tall, we only needed the pendants to hang down 38.5" which means the rest of the cord had to go into the ceiling.
I told my boyfriend to just cut the cord a little after where we needed it but we weren't sure if we could just pull the wires from the cord out and then connect them to the ones in the ceiling box or if we'd run into other problems so we cussed and fought our way through packing the excess cord into the ceiling until the last screw was tightened.
Thankfully they're pretty to look at (ignore our sad living room) :)
Have you ever had an installation take twice as long as it should?