|Two old blue quart jars. Check.
|Two Mason jar lamp converters, check. Had those bulbs lying around the house, so tossed them in to make sure that everything worked.
|Let there be light!
And then I started trolling around for lamp shades. Which, man, what a fucking racket. Those are also annoyingly expensive. I briefly considered trying to DIY those too, but decided I was all crafted out. Finally I settled on some and placed my order. And this is what I got:
I giggled like a maniac when I opened the box. DH watched me put them on, looked at me, looked back at the lamps, sighed, and walked out of the room. To be fair, they definitely did list the shade dimensions, but I'm not a very visual person in terms of being able to imagine measurements when I read them, so I just assumed it would be okay. Whoops.
Eventually I'll buy bigger lampshades, but for now, they make me smile every time I see them, so they can stay!
Annnnnnnd that's the reason it would be a truly terrible idea for me to DIY a chandelier for the tack shed. This is one of those times I'm happy to shell out for something I'm really bad at doing myself 😆
|This bad boy should be delivered tomorrow!
So I bought a chandelier. I wasn't super keen on paying what Amazon had it listed for, but then I found it almost half as much on eBay. And then Jen sealed the deal when she said "It's the perfect blend of 'this is a barn' 'easy to clean' and 'THIS GIRL IS A LITTLE EXTRA". Sold. Gimme the chandelier.