I think finding affordable and chic light fixtures is probably one of the biggest challenges when decorating a home. Here are a few of the sources I have used.

Dining room light:

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I bought this light on Ebay and got an amazing deal, $50 bucks; but the seller I used is no longer offering it. Here are some other sources for this light, unfortunately not priced as low as I was able to get it for.

Kitchen sink light:

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I found this light at CSN Lighting for about $83.

Kitchen table light:

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This is actually a "pendant lamp" from CB2 - $50. It is meant to be plugged into a wall outlet, meaning you would have to string the cord along the ceiling and down a wall. If you don't like that look you'll need an electrician to adapt it to function as a regular pendant light, luckily my husband was able to do just that for me so I didn't have to pay anyone.

Garage lights:

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There were some seriously fugly lights on our garage exterior when we bought this house, we replaced them with these beauties from Home Depot, priced at only $32 each.

Here are some other affordable fixtures that have caught my eye:

light - urban outfitters chandelier
Urban Outfitters Chandelier - $48

light - capiz lamp csn lighting
CSN Lighting Capiz Pendant - $55

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Ikea FOTO Pendant - $30

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Ikea OTTAVA Pendant - $30

light - home depot wall sconce
Hampton Bay Wall Sconce - $45


  1. I was going to suggest the Ikea pendant, but you were on it! That light will find it's way to my house...somewhere. I LOVE lighting, and am waaaaay to cheap to buy the good stuff. Thanks for tracking this stuff down!

  2. Thanks for posting these. I am looking to replace the ceiling fan over my dining room table but am having a hard time figuring out what will look good. I think most of these are too modern looking for my traditional table, but they are beautiful to look at.

  3. I just started my blog (just few minutes ago I wrote the first post), I have been reading yours since few days and I can say I love your house (and blog).
    I am sure I will find so many inspiration here.

    By the way, I simply love your table kitchen light pendent <3 I wish I could find a similar one to use in my kitchen as well. :)

  4. There is a relatively cheap way of updating your home’s interior mood just by introducing suitable lighting accents. It’s quick to do and it can make a huge difference.