Now that the barrel ceiling is nearing the finish line (still need to add the finishing trim, caulk and paint) it was time to add the jewlery - a pendant light! We initially went with this classic black pendant. It is OK. That's it, OK. Ok is fine, it would have worked, but we worked so hard on this porch that I felt we earned awesome.
Remember how I was coveting this copper and iron light? Well we ended up using my spray painted, cheapo version for the sconces since we really don't use them. Sean reminded me of this light, from the same collection, that I have been in love with for a while. I reminded him that it was twice the price but he said to go ahead and get it (who IS he?!). Thanks to a 20% off coupon I ended up getting it for not much more than the builders grade light we currently had. This one is beautiful, constructed of copper and iron. Art.
My hesitation was the scale. It is huge. 10" taller than the existing pendant.
Thankfully, it is perfect! The barrel is massive so it really fills the space beautifully. Here it is during the day...
...and at night.
Love, love, love this light. The never ending project is slooooowly getting finished. The last steps are the column wraps, caulk and paint. Unfortunately each of those things requires a series of 50 degree days which I'm not sure we'll get until spring. In the meantime you'll find me ogling my new light.