GREAT LIGHTING FINDS IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE

I've been trying to source things for our potential bathroom remodel as I make a budget for it and over the weekend I came to the line on my spreadsheet for lighting. I started looking around in all the usual online places, trying to stay mostly in the huge lighting Internet superstores and away from Circa Lighting, where I know I'll fall in love with something that's more than I want to spend.

And then I popped over on Etsy and I couldn't believe all the great lighting there now. Between excellent vintage finds (so many popular lighting styles are vintage these days so why not buy an original for less if you can) and really creative handmade lights (that you can usually have customized if you need to) at pretty amazing prices, I spent hours poring through all the amazing options. Plus, I sort of love the idea of supporting small business owners. 

Here's some of what I found.

Do you see anything that strikes your fancy? I'll be honest, there are a couple vintage lights that I didn't include on there because I'm thinking of picking them up for the bathroom and I don't want someone to snag them first! I didn't include any sputnik fixtures or too many bare Edison bulb fixtures, but Etsy is loaded with them, so if you're looking for something like that, I'd start there.


5 comments :

  1. I like #2! The right one in #10 is almost the exact same fixture that we have above our island.

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  2. Oh my goodness! What perfect timing…I have just begun the long avoided task of looking for several lights. Two different pendants for kitchen and dining, plus small ceiling lights for hallway. That #3 is fabulous; very much like one at Ikea but, unfortunately we do not live near a store, and they don't have it on line anywhere. The price for that is certainly right; I only hope the assembly is as easy as people say! Anyway, I am now hooked on my Etsy lighting search!!thanks so much for this.

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  3. Loving #2...reminds me of a flower I think. How did you ever think to check on Etsy? I never would have guessed to look there...great finds!

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  4. I like #3. Very good idea sourcing lighting on etsy. I've had great luck at goodwill too. Too bad I liquidated my lighting archive a few months ago. I'm sure I had something that would have worked! Haha. Do let us know what you're looking for if you can't find it. It helps to have more eyes looking.

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  5. #2 is calling me too - love the oil bronze finish. Can't wait to see what you choose.

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