Let there be light

Believe it or not, this is NOT a sponsored post. Although it seems as though I may be sponsored by Lowe’s by the amount of times I refer to Lowe’s in this post, the truth is that I really just love the lights at Lowe’s and am not affiliated whatsoever. I wish I received free fixtures in exchange for this post, but that is not the case. Now, back to your regularly scheduled post… 
Much awaited, much anticipated, much appreciated… we finally have NEW LIGHTS!
No more $11 boob-lights around here, thank goodness! You don’t know how excited we were to get rid of the lights we have all around our home, ones that all resemble an inappropriate part of the female anatomy:
Here's a close-up of our old lights (we call them "boob" lights) - aren't they ugly?
…while replacing them with far more appropriate alternatives, none of which resemble any body parts! Allow me to introduce you to the new & improved light fixtures we now have sprinkled around our home.
We put this new industrial pendant light in our bedroom. I love the silver chrome finish!
(In an announcer’s voice): Coming in as a silver pendant from Lowes.com, this charming nautical/industrial light has officially moved into our master bedroom to stay. Costing a total of $109, he was a bit pricey but worth every penny, bringing more welcomed nautical inspiration to the space. A round of applause for our lead-off light….
Here's our new bedroom lighting - doesn't it look great with our gallery wall?

Coming in next, we have another silver pendant light costing a whopping $29.99! This playful fixture was picked up from Lowe’s and complements the bright & airy look of the guest bedroom. Available in red as well, we went with the silver and haven’t looked back. Again, let’s hear it for fixture #2 and its super affordable price-tag!

Another one of our new industrial lighting options! This silver baby went into the office.
Doesn't this new and totally affordable light look great in the office?

Next up, we have a light that takes us out of our comfort zone and into the office. Thanks to Lowe’s once again, this bronze bubble displays hints of industrial, while exposing an antique looking bulb that gives off a warm & dim tint at night. Coming in at $119, we love the look & really love the fact that we challenged ourselves to get a little (and yes, just a little) light crazy.

They call this lighting fixture a bronze bubble display. I love the large glass bubble around the bulb!
This bronze glass bubble light gives off a really nice, warm glow.

And rounding out our team of fixtures, we have our clean-up hitter and team MVP. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to the charming light that now lives in our dining room!

Our new dining room lights might be my favorite industrial lighting option. I love the three-lights-in-one!

(Cut the announcer voice) This bronze gem is possibly one of my favorites of the house, only because it makes such a significant difference. Yes, it was a little pricey coming in just under $200, but it definitely brings a much welcomed “finished” look to the space. With the previous boob light, I was never a huge fan of the dining room and always felt like it was missing something. Not that I think I completely fulfilled this void with one fixture, but I do think we are finally heading in a direction I’m content with…for now.

Doesn't this new light fixture over the dining room look great with our dining room table?

One of our new industrial lighting options above the dining room table.
We love the industrial pipe look and equally love the clear glasses that complement the fixture’s masculinity. It’s definitely a nice design compromise between me and the Mr.

Here's a close up of our new dining room light fixture. I love how the fixture is both masculine and feminine at the same time!
This industrial lighting option above the dining room table looks great in our dining room. I love the brown, masculine color which totally matches our current look.
Much needed lighting changes are happening at Bridget's house! Check out all her new fixtures!
I do have a few more ideas in mind to spruce up the dining room, but for now… the light allowed us to make some serious progress in the right direction! We are OBSESSED with our new team of lights and can’t believe how much of a difference they make throughout the house. Once and for all, we have officially bid farewell to those dang boob lights and welcomed a far more appropriate team of lights, none of which resemble an inappropriate body part.


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.