My poor husband.
I’ve spent months pinning pictures of kitchen pendant lights like it’s my job.
I had visions of this:
They’re relatively pricey, though. I know similar ones at other stores would cost hundreds, but why spend even $70 on a light when you can only spend $20 (with your IKEA Family Member Card, which is free) on these?
I came home and installed the thing myself, because Nick has had enough projects around the house he’s working on and he gets annoyed when I start talking about furniture this and pendant lights that. He was pretty shocked that I did it by myself, and that I managed not to burn the house down in the process (fortunately some neighbors that stopped by reminded me to turn the breaker off . . . so, yeah . . . ).
But really, who could go wrong with IKEA’s adorable instructions?
Anyway, I learned a lesson about pendant lights. They make rooms look smaller and your ceilings look lower, which is definitely something we can’t afford in our cute little kitchen. Pendants focus light straight down, (which makes them great for putting over a dining table) which really made things feel small and cramped. It was weird.
This week I’m hoping to be less psycho about cleaning and organizing and decorating, and just play with the nuggets. This might mean waking up at 5 every morning to work out and work and shower and clean, but so be it. I shall return and report.