Monday, September 30, 2013

Vintage Hobnail Entry Light & Sneak Peak

I have something so special to share with you all today!
 
A little over a year ago we went to a neighborhood tag sale in our city and, towards the end of the day, I stumbled upon a free pile with this gorgeous, hobnail, milk glass and brass pendant light. I immediately grabbed it and have been obsessed with it ever since.




 

I knew it would be perfect in our entry. We had been living with a horrible shiny brass and glass crooked fixture since we bought the house and it was seriously doing no favors to us, both in design and amount of lighting.


 

 
So, there sat my perfect milk glass globe light, in a little box for over a year. And, every time I went into my storage room I would linger for a moment and think about how fantastic it would be in our entry.


 
And I would ask my husband to please hang it up or to find someone to hang it up and nothing. would. ever. happen. Until, my friends, I contacted a handyman services company to give me a quote to hang the light. And I told my husband what they said, because the amount was so high it was laughable. I may or may not have threatened to actually call the company back and have them install the light.


 
Not surprisingly, my husband found his inner electrician, faced his fears and hung the light for me yesterday. He really is awesome at DIY and doesn't give himself enough credit.


 
Did you spot my new piece of furniture too? I recently bought the IKEA Fabrikor. Love. Love. I'll be sharing way more pictures of the entire entry soon. I have a few more changes coming my way (like an accent entry wall!)


 




 


Linking to: 
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Lifehttp://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no151.htmlhttp://www.cozylittlehouse.com/ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsPhotobucket A Delightsome Life vif187http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/ ”Fall  http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
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25 comments:

  1. What a pretty light...it goes perfect in your entry! I love that pretty cabinet along with it's display too!

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  2. I had that exact light in my old house!!! I so regret not taking it with us. I search on ebay, craiglist, etc. all the time! Congrats on finding it and giving it such a pretty spot! I just got a little wistful looking at it! So so pretty!

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  3. LOVE that light, it is perfect there!! i also have a crush on that ikea cabinet - i wish i had a spot for one too, have you seen their little industrial cart? it's another fave - if only i had a spot!
    keya

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  4. Great light fixture. I love that you are taking it piece by piece and having it come out the way you want. I can be so impatient but so slow at the same time. Can't wait to see the whole pic.

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  5. That is such a great find - I love lights like that!

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  6. I've been dying to get one of those Ikea cabinets too!! love love love your entry :)

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  7. Angela - wow that light is awesome...and FREE - you go girl! I sometimes have to threaten to pay a handyman here as well...ain't nothing that lights a fire under their butts faster than the threat of paying someone to do something!! LOL

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. Love, love the milkglass light, so darn cute!

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  9. I love that chair as well as the light.

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  10. I probably would have passed right by the light, but it's gorgeous in your entry. You've accessorized your space beautifully and your new IKEA cabinet is such a fun piece!

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  11. Sweet new light and I love your IKEA cabinet!

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  12. Angela, LOVE the light. It makes such a beautiful statement. x

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  13. Oh I love that light! I need to try threatening my hubby with hiring a handyman, maybe he'll get to work too LOL!

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  14. The light fixture is fabulous! I can't believe you found it for free! Lucky you.

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  15. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love your entry! It's beautiful.

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  16. Love the light, perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous. I am so envious - it would be great in my entry of my 1959 ranch house. I have been looking for 1 to replace the 80's shiny brass monstrosity there now. Mary

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  18. Beautiful light fixture! Nothing like getting your man motivated to get something done that to threaten him with the bill of a handyman or contractor! :-) Love the IKEA piece...saw it this past week when I was in the store, but it was a bright yellow one. I like the white one better!

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  19. Gorgeous entryway!! I love every detail!!

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  20. Angela - love your new/old light fixture - it and the IKEA furniture add beautifully to your room. I'll be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  22. Fabulous milk glass globe! I'd never seen one like this, so very beautiful. Perfect in your entry.
    The new settee is just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. Love the light fixture---it is a great fit in the entry way. I have a wonderful handyman too. But sometimes he doesn't feel like the things I want done are that important....until like you I suggest someone else do it.....then WOILA it gets done and he is so happy he did it!!

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  24. I just wanted to say that your home is stunning! You really have an outstanding gift! It isn't everyday that I see a cool unique space out in blog land and you have it! All the best!

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