A few months ago, a reader suggested I remove the burlap shades from our dining room chandelier. I kind of thought that sounded like a great idea, so I marched right into the dining room and yanked those little shades off…
…not that I don’t adore those burlap shades, because I totally do – but change is good sometimes, right?
So I gathered up those shades in my hands, took a step back – and I frowned.
Just like this. 🙁
All the light bulbs had little black marks at the top and didn’t look so cute.
And I only had one replacement bulb.
And I had pictures to take that day for a blog post.
So I walked back up, replaced those little burlap shades, and made a mental note to grab more light bulbs next time I was at the store.
For the record, mental notes do not usually go too far with me. They’re almost always gone within seconds of being made. But this one however, I managed to remember.
And a few days later I brought home a package of brand new, crystal clear light bulbs – which I promptly put away in a drawer – where they remained completely forgotten for the last…two months? Maybe three…?
And then for some reason yesterday, I remembered about those brand new light bulbs and what I was supposed to do.
So I did it.
And I kind of liked the subtle change.
Nothing earth-shattering, Pinterest-breaking, or amazing…
But the room feels lighter…
And it’s certainly brighter (at least it is when the lights are turned on)…
And I think I’ll stick with it for a little while. 🙂
So what do you think? Shades or no shades?