So I wanted to find something smaller and with a whimsical feel. When I saw this piece for $5 at Restore, I knew it was what I wanted. Our dining room has some little brass accents and fun plants and a botanical study/library vibe. Now, I am fully aware that not all of you will see the whimsy I saw in this piece, and I can understand that—it is totally a 90s piece. But for some reason, I like it. So I fixed it up and my husband installed it.
So then I started frequenting the lighting section in Restore. Which is how I happened across this gem. Since it was obviously an outdoor light before I got it, it wasn't in great condition, which is probably why this was also only $5. Yay for an awesome deal twice!!
At first I thought I wanted it to replace a light that we have outside our hallway bathroom. Then as Jake started installing it, I saw that we wouldn't actually be able to see it, and this piece really does need to be seen. I love the different colored beveled glass panels, and I wanted to be able to enjoy this fixture in a more "seen" area. So my patient husband wasted 25 minutes of his time and energy to stop installing it outside the bathroom, reinstall the old fixture there, and then uninstall a different light and install this fun one in its place. Bless him.
Here is the before (boring, typical light):
And here is the beautiful fixture I replaced it with:
And the lesson from today: Shop at Restore!