It is quite ugly and makes me so sad every time I look out the window. We cannot have this, because outside of this particular window is this:
OHNOTHEYDIDN'T. Yes, yes they did. And YES, I painted this dropped ceiling area orange when we moved in. Give me a pass on this one, my heart was hurting from all the wallpaper drama and I was in a STATE. I was not thinking clearly at all. Under the super-chic plastic is this:
Somewhere along the line, someone added a regular single bulb fixture in addition to the flourescent ones. And the bulb is a 15w. Whoa, talk about crazy amounts of light! This bulb almost gives off enough light to sleep by. So, I'm brainstorming to figure out how to get what I want in the area without major demo. What I want is a lovely light and bright pendant to contrast with the dark paint. My contenders so far:
Crystal ball pendant
Fancy crystal pendant:
White patterned 'Chloe' pendant
Crystal teardrop pendant - ooooooooo!
All of these are around $100, so totally doable. Oh, and I also need to pick out a light fixture for the big hole in the ceiling. But first, I need to make sure the light switch will actually turn on a ceiling light...right now it turns on any lamp plugged into an outlet. So helpful.
Have a great weekend everyone, and if you have any ideas about the fixing of the 'fluorescents', let me know!