Happy Monday! It’s a dreary, rainy day here in the Midwest. It’s no secret I love Ballard Designs. One of the benefits of living where I do is there’s a Ballard Designs outlet within driving distance. I’ve been known to spend a great deal of time perusing their aisles. I’ll also let you in on a little secret – if there’s a specific piece you’re looking for they’ll put you on a waitlist and call when it comes into the outlet. Thanks to their amazing customer service I’ve saved a dollar or two on some good deals.
When we moved into our house this light fixture is the first one I knew had to go. It was too cluttered and a major dust magnet. Moreover, it wasn’t the style I wanted for my office. These pictures don’t do it’s ugliness justice.
Unfortunately I spent a year searching for just the right light fixture. If I’m going to spend the money then I want to be certain. Here’s where Ballard Designs comes in. I found the perfect fixture in their catalog. Take a look at their bamboo 6-light chandelier. It was on back-order for months, which meant there was little chance of finding it at the outlet, and I’d need to practice serious patience. It was worth it.
Now I’ll be honest in that it was a bleeeeep to hang up. Due to the size its rather heavy, and I’ve never wired a chandelier to the ceiling before. My husband and I definitely broke a sweat and maybe uttered a four-letter word or two. Every time I see this chandelier I smile so it was definitely worth it. Amazing how a light fixture can transform a space.