Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Need a Light…

Shane and I have been looking around to find a new island lighting fixture. We currently have a very modern looking track light above the island,
But we are looking to install something a little heavier and rich, but really cannot decide on what we want – and haven’t seen anything so far that really knocks our socks off. I'm kind of liking this one:

Can you help? Peeeeezzzz?!?

Things to consider:

  • There is only one electrical junction box over the island, which means that we cannot do two drop pendant lamps…already thought of that.
  • We cannot have anything too heavy because the ceiling has not been braced for something like that.
  • The island is approximately 4 feet long x 2 feet wide.
  • While I don’t want to spill the beans on the small improvements that we have made thus far (I’m saving it for the big reveal next week) – we are steering away from the stainless/brushed chrome and incorporating the Venetian bronze finish.

Shane has the idea to hang a small chandelier over the island…but I’m not sold. This is similar to what he likes:

Are there lighting faux pas that I should be aware of? Is there anywhere else besides Home Depot and Lowe’s that I can get decently priced lighting that doesn’t look like it should be hung in the Governor’s Mansion or the family home of the Adam’s Family? Please help!


  1. I really like the first photo - is it too big though? (if not is too expensive?) Pray tell! I'm sorry i'm not more help - i've never really bought lighting (that goes in the ceiling!) :(

  2. Kel - yeah, I like that one too...problem is - it's not too big or too expensive, I just can't find it. It's from Lowe's and it's not available at any stores in GA and I can't buy it online. Boo.