Turn of the Century Lighting

This is the current lighting in our dining room over the table:

A dated brass chandelier that’s no longer missing a bulb but is still a dated, brassy eyesore.

We might spray paint it, & add a drum pendant shade for a modern update – like this.

But these are some other, more interesting options we’re considering…

white drum pendant.

Classic, clean lines. Also safe. I think we might want something a little more daring, but this might be the one we choose after we paint & add curtains.

A rectangular pillar candle chandelier.

This one is electric, so there’s no fire hazard but it’s also kind of pricey. I was considering a DIY option like this one by Frugal Home Ideas, but I want one that turns on with the flip of a switch, not something I would have to light myself & wiring something like this ourselves is definitely above our electrical expertise.

16 jar pendant.

I love this, but it might be a little too rustic for our space. It’s definitely a statement piece but it might be making the wrong statement for our dining room.

3 ORGEL pendant lamps hung in a line.

This was Andrés’ awesome idea. Our only issue is that these pendant shades from Ikea only come in a “natural” color, not a crisp white. I love the repetition & the texture of the shades.

Now, for my favorite…

The Pottery Barn Edison Chandelier.

This chandelier is amazing. It looks like something from the turn of the century, straight out of Tesla’s lab. It’s a show stealer, which is what I love about it. I’m not completely convinced that we could make it work with our other plans for the dining room, but right now I’m crossing my fingers.

I think it might look great with this glass pendant nearby in the kitchen in front of the pantry:


One thought on “Turn of the Century Lighting

  1. Bev

    I love the painted chandelier with the drum shade over it! I think it would look great in your space! I hope you’re having fun making decorating decisions together :)


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