In my opinion, one of the best parts about le old internet is crowd-sourcing. My friends on Facebook and Twitter are responsible for helping me make so many of life's hard decisions. I found my movers a couple months ago based on a Facebook friend's suggestion. I regularly get restaurant recommendations from Twitter pals all over the country. So why not have my blog readers weigh in on a decoration situation?!
Here's the deal: our new apartment has a light fixture in the dining room that desperately needs updating. It is quite possibly the grossest thing I've ever seen - cracked, peeling, discolored. No way in hell am I posting a picture. You'll have to use your imagination.
Anyway, I cannot handle looking at it for even one more second so it's time to find a replacement. Apologies in advance for the many pictures I'm about to post - I did some shitty Photoshopping of pendants and chandeliers I like OVER the hideous one... so please use your imagination and help me pick the one you like best! NOTE: most of these are NOT to scale so please don't vote based on size!
Let me make a disclaimer: this room is NOT done. I am constantly in a state of near-vomit about the blinds (they are going BYE BYE and we are getting neutral curtains), I will be switching out the chairs to white linen dining room chairs (similar to these) shortly, and the carpet gives me anxiety but there's nothing we can do about that. A sassy leopard rug is going to have to do for now.
Also, I wanted to pick lighting options that were mostly $400 and under, since this is a rental and the odds are we'll be leaving it behind whenever we move next. So without further ado - here we go. Time to vote!
If I'm being honest, my favorites are 1, 5, and 7. I also really like 3. AH! See!? So hard!
Help a sassy gal out and leave your choice in the comments. I very much appreciate it in advance :)