You Light Up My Life

Sometimes I get so caught up on the – let’s get this done already – that I take a wrong move. It’s rare, but it happens. 🙂 Now when we first moved in, the guest bedroom was highly adorned with a ceiling fan that essentially matched the froo froo decor already rocking that joint. Shall I take you back? Here is the room as it looked when we first moved in last October. Cute as a button, just not our thang. Guest Bedroom Before So in my haste to get the room moving more toward a modern-ish/traditional-ish look that we like, I bought this guy. I quickly learned that this little ORB globe that could, was also not working for me. Live and learn, live and learn. Good news, listed this guy on craigslist and we got $35 bucks for it. Not too shabby. Still a $15 mistake, but not too shabby.

Semi Flush Drum Light

And the reason for my light purge? Well, I just happened to stumble across this little gem.

Semi Flush Drum Light

Jay and I were browsing over at the depot last week, when much to my eyes approval I spotted said light chilling up in the rafters. $50 seemed like a steal of a deal for such a beaut, so I started calmly frantically shuffling through all the boxes to find my light. After minutes of said shuffling, the hubby finally concluded that they were plumb out of the light my heart desired. Say it ain’t so, Joe.

Being the determined little laddie I am, I bribed Jay to do some inquiring with the sales guy (he just looked so intimidating and official in the orange vest), who also concluded they were plumb out of my little light. As I’m look up at the ceiling all bummed out that my light ain’t going home with me, he looked over at me and suggested we take the floor model. Genius! Why didn’t I think of that!

Linen Drum Shade

Now the shade was a little bit scuffed up around the edges, so he said he’d knock off an extra $10 from the price tag. It had some bumps and bruises, but my general thought – it’s up on the ceiling, who’s going to know other than me. Ok, other than YOU and me. And Jay, I guess he knows, too. But I started to think – sounds good – $100 light for $40, me likey.

Then something magical happened. He pulled out his little beeper stun gun to price check our new fixture, and it came up as $35. So that brought my previously $100 light down to $25 after our floor model discount. This may or may not be when I started break dancing in the aisles of HD. Holla!! Yep – you better bet I bought it. I scurried my booty on over to the check out before they had time to change their minds.

Clearance Lights Home Depot

In no time flat that baby was up on the ceiling and looking mighty fine, if I do say so myself. It’s got a bit more pazzaz than the last light.

Semi Flush Mount Linen Light

I especially like the detail from down under. Most of our drum lights in the house just have a panel that covers up all the under parts of the light. This one is all loud and proud though, baring it all. It’s sexy and it knows it. Just how I like my lights to be. 😉

Semi Flush Mount Drum Light



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