But I still need something. My dining room is the main source of light in my apartment, wall to wall windows, so i don't want something too obtrusive. I want something that is a huge statement, but quiet and not too distracting. I love the random light so much because it is organic (the string is totally random and different on each one) while still being graphic (a perfect sphere); and it's a huge statement while being super quiet and not needing a lot of attention - one of my favorite combinations in things and people, bt-dubs, take note. But I need to get over it. It's in the past. It didn't work out, it wasn't meant to be, it is a sad parting, but both of us will move on. So, I went to Ikea to look at this one, the Ikea Maskros:
It's great in a huge space where you don't actually get too close to it. But it is uh-normous - like over 2 1/2 feet in diameter. I love the pattern that it reflects on the walls though. And it's only a hundy, which is a lot of bang for your buck. But it's too big for my space.
So back to the drawing board. A reader (I heart you Natalie, from Ban-do) reminded me of the diy version on Etsy which looks like this:
Unfortunately I can't do it, not for such a big moment over the dining table, it's too diy for a serious room. Although it is only $15.00. I think it could be cute like in a kids room or somewhere where the DIY-ness of it will be embraced.
So here is my newest idea:
It's from Clayton Gray Home. Not exactly the first time we've seen this, I know. But here are the plusses - it has some drama, but it's not distracting at all - the sunlight will filter through easily. It is modern, kind of has the industrial thing going on, but there is a looseness about it that works for me. And lastly, its $280. Not nothing, but certainly not $1200. And lastly I just found this on-line, a diy blog called Small notebook, which i think is super pretty, although I would use white chord/bulb thingys instead of black. might be worth trying, they give the step by step, and it under $50.
But seriously, is the Clayton Gray chandy too played out? is saying the word 'chandy' super douchey? is the word 'douchey' played out? do i ask too many stupid questions?