Weekend Finds: Laundry Room Lighting

This weekend my in-laws graciously watched Oliver while my husband and I had a date night on Saturday and a good old-fashioned work-on-the-house-till-you-drop on Sunday. We got a lot accomplished, and on Saturday I even had time to run over to our local ReStore, just to look around.

I was looking for some living room lighting, because right now all we have is wires coming out of the ceiling and a few lamps. We’ve wanted a vintage sputnik light for ages. Because they are so expensive, I thought maybe a reproduction light would work just as well. Have you seen these at Lowes? If not, check them out.


Image from Lowes.com.

I literally ran to Lowes to get one for our living room. While they’re not quite as lovely as a vintage fixture, the price of $189 was right. When I got there, the sad news was apparent: this light is big. It’s 30″ tall, and when you have 8′ ceilings, you’ll have a toddler throw a foam football straight into it. Drat. But if your house has high ceilings and can accommodate this light, I’m super jealous.

So off to the ReStore I went, thinking I wasn’t going to find anything. Boy was I wrong. And if you’re thinking I found a sputnik light there, I wish!

Light 1

This guy was only $5. The manager told me the light had been there for ages and he looked at me like I was a little crazy. It won’t go in our living room, but in our laundry room along with this gal.

Light 2

How these weren’t matching lights from the same house I’m not sure, but he said it just came in. The light was only $10!

What do you all think? Meanwhile, I’m going to keep stalking the ReStore and maybe one day I will find a sputnik light to fit our 8′ ceilings.

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