Check out our new dining room light. Fun, huh? Itâ€™s actually an IKEA light â€“ less than $100. I originally envisioned this light in our bedroom (hereâ€™s our bedroom makeover). But I ultimately decided to keep the fan in there and decided to put this pretty chandelier in our purple dining room instead!
We broke in the new light with a pizza party!
Anyway, when we bought the house, there was this circa 1990s light in the dining room (which was also a lovely forest green). Wowza. Instead of buying a new light, we opted to spray paint it oil-rubbed bronze, which actually looked pretty nice and served as a decent placeholder for the last three years.
I got the idea to buy the IKEA Stockholm light and â€œhackâ€ it into a different shape (it should be more narrow and long) thanks to this Apartment Therapy post. This is the shape of the original light.
Iâ€™m still playing around with the shape â€“ you can pull the â€˜wandsâ€™ out and move them around â€“ but really like this one. I think it looks futuristic and I like that Iâ€™ve left it not perfectly symmetrical.
All my house tour + DIY posts! <â€”Lots of fun and simple improvements.