Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let there be light

I made a quick trip to Lowe's for some spray paint (more on that project soon) on my way home the other day. I ran through the lighting section to take a peek, and was very pleasantly surprised at the stylish collection of fixtures they had. I have always thought their selection was better than the other home renovation chain. Here are a few of my favorites... any of which would be welcome in my home anytime.
Zoomed: Portfolio 18"W Bronze Pendant Light with Fabric Shade

While I'd like this better in silver or gold, I love the design on the shade of this one. Nothing a little spray paint couldn't fix.

Zoomed: allen + roth 18"W Bronze Pendant Light

This one reminds me of a fixture I keep seeing on the blogosphere. Very cool.

Zoomed: Portfolio 20"W Brushed Nickel Pendant Light with Tinted Shade

I really like this one. In fact, I think I might try to talk the hub into doing this in the laundry room. It's a super steal at $79 and perfect for high impact in a space that I'm not willing to break the bank for.

Zoomed: Bel Air Lighting 5-Light Chrome Chandelier

This one looks much better in person than the photo. I first saw it when Lauren used it in her office... beautiful!

Zoomed: Portfolio 6-Bulb Chrome Chandelier

This one was my favorite. Love the lines, so clean, so dramatic. Love.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Outdoor Living

We recently purchased a new 'chat set' for our covered patio. I love that it's called a chat set, because that's exactly why I wanted it - to have a comfy place to sit, chat and perhaps enjoy an adult beverage.

Budget was our main consideration in this purchase, and when I found this set at Home Depot, I couldn't resist. At $279 with free shipping, I was sold! The reviews were very positive, and my girl Martha put her name on it, so I was pretty sure it would look great.

It came this week, and we unpacked the mammoth box as quickly as we could. It's pretty light weight, so I wouldn't put it out in the crazy Oklahoma wind, but I think it looks much more expensive than it was. I'm very pleased with our little purchase! Next summer, we hope to run cable and electricity to the patio so we can install a TV, hang a fan and maybe get an outdoor rug.

For now, it's supposed to be 85 degrees on Sunday and Monday, so I cannot wait to get out there and enjoy. I'll try to finish up styling a little and take a few pics too.

Happy Friday!