blog friends - sorry for the delay in the dining room light description, i promise i didn't forget, work has just kept me busy lately and i've also finally started studying for the AREs. i already miss my free time :-)
first step was to find the glass globes. one of the tutorials recommended cb2, so when we were in chicago last spring, we went to cb2 and bought 21 bubble balls:
why 21? i don't really remember my logic at the time, but i bet it has something to do with the fact that i was planning on using 3 actual light fixtures. or maybe they only had 21. either way, we've had 21 of these things sitting in our basement for a year. and somehow we managed to not break a single one. success!
next up, the actual light fixture/cord kits. we looked at home depot, lowes, ikea, and even a lighting store and didn't have much luck. eventually we found white cord kits at pier one - nothing was wrong with them but the cords looked more like extension cords and i wasn't crazy about that. finally we found a cord kit at urban outfitters that had a nice smooth cord. we bought 3.
the hardest part was finding something for the ceiling canopy. do you know how difficult it is to find a modern looking ceiling canopy?? after looking everywhere, we finally found this:
and when you take it apart, you are left with this:
the perfect modern ceiling canopy! some of the other materials we used:
ceiling light kit
22 gauge wire
white cotton yarn/string
steel extender piece
3 g30, 60 watt light bulbs
up next, step by step instructions...