Beach Cottage Lighting
Wed 20th, Mar, 2013
G’day, we have today, broadcasting from an old white cottage in Sydney a light fitting. Not any light fitting.
This light fitting is like gold in this old cottage, it’s only taken a year of sitting in the garage waiting around for someone to come and put it up…errrm just before the wall gets knocked down and everything changes anyway….but with a tradie coming here to do deck lights and celing fans, I proceeded to kill four birds with six stones….
Lighting is a problem for me, full stop…there are many reasons for this…
Firstly I do not, in an old cottage such as this, see the point in spending over $2000 on a light fitting and a lot of the ones I have been drawn to have fallen in this region, I needed 13, so not happening.
Secondly I am not a big fan of overhead lights, I prefer lamps and have been known to whack young children around the head with a whitewashed broomstick should they do the unthinkable and flick on overhead light rather than a lamp.
So after much looking and looking I settled on the Swedish boutique….yep just a leetle bit better on the pocketbook as seems to be the story of my life.
It was pretty tricky to try and get a shot in this odd shaped room in the middle of the old part of the cottage, but you get the picture?
I’m pleased with it actually, not perfect for this space but I have now realised that light fittings make a whole big difference to a room when before all I was really interested in was lamps…
Watch this space for future episodes of Light Fittings Beach Cottage Style – I need thirteen lights, I have finally sourced them, from the place I should have looked at first of all…all I need is an electrician to come back…this time it won’t be taking a year.
Do you love a light fitting or are you a lamp girl all the way?
light fitting : IKEA baskets : IKEA kitchen dresser : $40 thrifted