-Wizard of Oz
It might not appear as a witch to you but it's a bitch of a witch to me. Team DeBoer has resided in this house for just over four years and I have hated the fan that hangs in our dining room every hour of every day of every month of those four years. Hate. Sure, it's practical, it has a remote and it was fairly new when we moved in but none of this negates it's ugliness. The fake wood, the brassy hardware, the flower-petal-shaped glass surrounds, the tiny Christmas-light-like light bulbs. Ew. Ew. Ew.
|The witch, up close and personal.|
|The witch in it's natural habitat the very first day we saw our house.|
I had previously found a fabulous replacement but didn't have the heart, or funds, to purchase it from Pottery Barn where it tipped the monetary scales at $375+. Even though it went on sale a couple of times, I still couldn't bring myself to spend the money. Just as I was working up the courage and savings to change my mind, Pottery Barn discontinued the model. Bastards. Needless to say I've been a little bitter ever since. I'd show you a photo but I gave up trying to find one on the Internet and in one of my feng shui moods, I tossed all my old PB catalogs so as to declutter my space and mind.
I continued to keep an eye out and ironically, finally spotted a suitable replacement while crib shopping for Cletus. I didn't come home with a crib but I came home with something that made me even happier. Introducing our new, sleek, modern, contemporary and elegant light fixture from Crate and Barrel!
|Picture it with painted window trim, tape removed, curtains and all the fixins.|
|This is a view from the kitchen.|
Now I realize it may not be everyone's cup of tea and it may be hard to appreciate it's beauty given it's unfinished surroundings but I LOVE it. It resembles the fixture I originally loved at Pottery Barn in that it has a square surround. This model just happens to have a pendent inside as opposed to the four candle pillars of the PB version. Our dining room is very small to begin with so I love that it hangs low to provide intimate lighting but is narrow enough not to obstruct any views or pathways. I love that it offsets the traditional lines of the table and I love that it's oil bronze finishings match our existing curtain rod and kitchen fixtures.
|I tried to get a non-flash photo so pardon the overall darkness.|
|Photo taken from Crate and Barrel's Web site.|