The much anticipated dining area light came in last week! In a previous post, Time Together, I talked about installing a pendant fixture with a drum shade over our dining table. My hope was that it would bring some focus to our meals together and at the same time help delineate the small dining area in our open floor plan.
It arrived last Friday and the kids were excited to see the box full of packing material. They had a great time playing in a sea of foam peanuts. I thought it was fun until we tried picking up the static-y little buggers!
When I pulled it out of the box it felt good. O'lampia on Bowery St in NYC made the fixture per my sketch and they did a nice job. Even though it's a simple fixture... just a ceiling escutchoeon, rod, shade fitting and bulb socket... it was critical to get the correct rod length and the shade at the right height over the table. It's perfect!
If you don't have a junction box at the ceiling but still want an overhead light, there are many chorded options available that only require an outlet. Here's an example from CB2 and it's only $49.95...