I am constantly on my computer. And Rob is constantly nagging at me to get off my computer. What he doesn’t know is that at any moment, I could find inspiration on my computer. Take Thursday night, for example. I was up far too late, reading and rereading interior design blogs. Sometime around 11pm, I was reminded of a design book I had received last Christmas. I realized that I hadn’t opened this book since we found our house, which meant I could look through it with fresh eyes. I found the book and began flipping through the pages. I was excited to find images like this one that put looks together that I had only imagined.
And images like this one that encouraged more imagination.
I had previously picked out a drum shade pendant to replace the countrified faux patina chandelier that came with the house. But the above image had me wondering if I could find something even larger in scale. I returned to my computer and started searching for an alternative. I quickly came across a popular kids’ craft involving a balloon, some yarn, and glue. I did a bit more research and found the craft adapted to the scale I had in mind. The next morning, I told Rob he was either going to love me or hate me because I had a great idea. I was going to DIY a dining room light fixture and save us $150 in the process.
The obligatory “before” pictures
Rob installing the new pendant
And the “afters”
We’ll see how long it stays up there!