Oh, my dining room…
We started out with the original glass chandelier that we took down a year ago. It is very pretty but I wanted a change. I’m keeping it in storage in the basement because one day I may want to place it back. You can see it here in my post about the dining room color, Sherwin Williams Rainstorm.
In the meantime, I found a great light fixture at the thrift store and my husband installed it. It was originally from Pier One and very attractive (post here). However, it just was too dark and didn’t give off enough light. Back to the drawing board!
I went onto Wayfair and chose the Agave Wagon Wheel Chandelier. It has that farmhouse/industrial vibe going on and I really love the old fashioned Edison light bulbs. It also (honestly) isn’t too bright but it is an improvement! It was also on sale and easy on the budget. Once again, my husband went to work and took down the old and installed the new!
Here are the pics..
Have a great weekend!
I really this one. It looks good against your wall color and I like farmhouse style also.
Thanks, Peggy! I really like this one too. It also wasn’t too expensive so that was a plus. I like how I can change it up for the seasons with the berries, etc.
It isn’t the fixture as much as the bulb type, wattage and brightness that leave the room seeming dark. I have switched to high wattage equivalent LED bulbs and daylight is so much brighter than soft whites. You can get decorative LEDs as well.
Hi JoAnn, thanks so much for the tip! I will shop around and see what I can find to brighten it up 🙂
Consumerism at it’s best. I like the old one better…no need to change. I see a lot of bloggers doing this …
always changing perfectly good stuff and repainting constantly.
I love this chandelier! I also changed out my chandelier bulbs to LED. I have experienced flickering at times when they are about to go out- way sooner than when advertised. They are the dimmer style bulbs. Maybe this is why they don’t last as long. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this!
Hi Margie, I also would like the dimmer bulbs because the ones I purchased don’t dim. I was wondering if that is why the are not as bright. I hadn’t heard about the flickering with the LED light bulbs. Honestly, there are so many choices now for light bulbs that I find it rather confusing!