Lighting Bugs

I love Little House. I really do. And yet, just like any relationship, there’s a few things about her that just drive me bonkers (like the laundry room and the office carpet and the bathroom tile).

And then there’s the light fixture over kitchen sink. It drives me bananas! I’m not sure what it is about it that I hate so much, but I just don’t like it.

Kitchen Before

While Kevin and I were spring cleaning the kitchen last week, I took the fixture apart to clean it. When I put it back together, I forgot to add one of the pieces… and something magical happened.

The fixture got less ugly. The ones on the left were put back without the dish thingys (for lack of a better term), while the ones on the right were installed with them.

kitchen lights 2

To me, the fixture looks so much simpler without the additional dish things (does anyone know what they’re actually called?), so we went ahead and removed them from the two lights on the right.

What do you think? Which way would you leave the fixture? Do you think it’s as ugly as I do?


14 thoughts on “Lighting Bugs

  1. I really can’t see the difference. Maybe I need glasses? I do agree that it’s bathroom like, but I would have never noticed it if you hadn’t pointed it out. I have a tendency to get annoyed by things like that, too, though.

  2. The fixture does look so much better without the dishy things. And I would also be annoyed by the light, something to do with the shape of the globe. Have you thought of checking the local Habitat ReStore, Goodwill, or Lowes to scope out new globes. I recently changed globes in my bathroom and it made a HUGE difference.

  3. Haha, I have that problem all the time. Boyfriend asks what I don’t like about something in our new house and I say “I’m not sure, but I just don’t like it.”
    The kitchen fixture looks much better without the dish things, I totally agree!

      • They really don’t! Right now we’re having a hard time agreeing on a paint color for the Swan Lake bathroom…it has glass turquoise tile and a swan detail on some of it.It’s a struggle.

        Wahoo! I’m excited to have you on the blog!

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