Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Seeing the Light...

Living at the beach has its perks. What it doesn't have is good shopping. There is no IKEA. No Anthropologie. No Container Store. And I just discovered this week that Restoration Hardware packed up its fancy new showroom and beat feet too. All I'm left with is a lone Pottery Barn. And a Target.

Poor pitiful me.

But there is one shop in town that makes my heart go pitter patter. The Shades of Light store where we bought our new kitchen light fixture when the old one fried itself a few weeks ago. It's a place I need to add to my regular shopping rounds. Because not only have I wanted to replace all the light fixtures that came with our house when we moved in. But because they have little unadvertised goodies like this stashed away among their $5000 rare mineral chandeliers.


Can you see that little green price tag? Here's a better view.

Yup. That's right. It reads..."Was $189. Now $19.00." The bargain angels were really looking down on us that day because we needed two pendants. And there were only two left.

So now after BSD climbed up on our dining room chairs.

We've gone from contemporary boobie.

To beach casual.

Now that the new fixtures are up BSD is finally seeing the light. And he agrees that changing out the light fixtures and the ceiling fans makes a big difference. Be still my beating heart. Back to Shades of Light I go.

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We've also made big changes to the front entry space as you walk in the door. I will post about those soon.

15 comments:

Gabe said...

Love the thrill of a good bargin!!

Those lights are perfect!

Erin (Out on a Limb) said...

Awesome light fixtures and what a great bargain! Love that stair runner, too.

Kerri said...

im thinking the boobie looks a little like something else! :) Your two new fixtures are AWESOME! What a steal! I love the texture it adds. (That made me sound like I know about interior design!:) And, what is up with your little sneak peak of your stairs?! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Is the runner new...or have you kept that from us all this time?

mandy said...

oh, wow, these are so nice! and i love getting to see into the rest of your home a bit; what a beautiful space. i LOVE that stair runner. we are in some serious need of different lighting; i need the thift gods to shine down on me as well.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

The transformation is amazing. I even looked carefully to see if in fact it was the same space because I wasn't sure.
Love it!
Dana

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

What a difference! And I love your house by the way. It looks fantastic!

Amy said...

LOVE the light fixtures!!! I need to catch up on your blog - looks like you've finished your painting!

Amy said...

LOVE the light fixtures!!! I need to catch up on your blog - looks like you've finished your painting!

Karina said...

Those fancy lighting places scare me. I always fall in love and then see the price tag. Apparently I need o stay and ig a little deeper. Score on the bargain find. Can you send the boob light this way - would love it above my (imaginary) farm house ink. Everything in this shot of your beach home is so inviting -hint hint.

Cindy S said...

Kim! It all looks great! Love the staircase too -- wasn't that a project from ages ago?

Andrea said...

Love the new look! It looks fantastic and what a bargain. It's the same around these parts. The nearest ikea is 4 hours away so it's thrift stores mostly for us as :) x

Nicolle said...

I love a bargain. You got a steal on those and they are gorgeous. That shot with the new shades belongs in Coastal Living. LOVE the new look!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Amazing what a diference a light fixture makes! looks incredible!
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

those are perfect!! love them and esp the last shot with the steps and your dash & albert runner. also love theoars by the door.stunning!! now let's see some paint colors!! hugs, cathy

Melissa said...

LOVE your hallway- and would love to see the baskets and wire pieces that are holding all your *bits* under those lovely lights better!!??

Please!

Melissa- Miss Sew & So xx