It’s taken some time, but our 100-year-old house is gradually entering the 21st century. Room by room, my husband and I have been painting, repairing and refinishing and after two years of work, the original house has just two rooms left that need to be updated: the living room and our master bedroom.
The living room is first on our agenda and has already undergone some updates. The old, dusty carpet on the floor was partially removed. The front door was replaced. Holes in the walls were repaired. And thanks to Lamps.com, the old seventies-style light fixture was replaced with a modern new ceiling light.
I was so excited when I was given the chance to review one of the ceiling lights from Lamps.com and as soon as I saw the Minka-Lavery Calavera Mini-Pendant, I knew it was the one I wanted. When the time comes to paint, the living room will be a rich, chocolate brown with white facings and trim to bring out the colour. The Minka-Lavery light had such a great modern look and best of all, its colour would go perfectly with the room after painting!
My husband installed the light the day we received it. I loved that it came with all the necessary hardware and even with an eco-friendly CFL light bulb. I also liked the way that the fixture included a number of rods so that the lamp could be as high or low as the room required. [Read more…]