I’ve been on the look out for some shades for my kitchen chandelier for quite a while. I even tried to spray paint one of the shades that came on the chandy but it was an epic fail…every time the light was on, you could tell it was spray painted. Recently I saw some woven wicker shades on the Pottery Barn website that I thought would be just perfect in my kitchen. I had a gift card so I bit the bullet and ordered 6.
My chandy even looked a lot like theirs. I tracked those shades delivery progress every day and was so excited the day they were delivered. I quickly put them on my chandelier and turned on the light and…..it looked so DARK with the shades! The table sits in front of a large bay window so there is plenty of light coming in but still, it looked gloomy even in the bright day light. When hubby got home I asked him what he thought….of course, his response was “if you like them I like them”. Why do guys do that? Don’t pacify me, tell me what you think!!! Then my sister was there a few days later and I got basically the same response….no help whatsoever. And at night….you could barely see what you were eating (not really, but that’s how it felt to me).
So after about a week I knew I would never love those shades so I packed them up and UPS will pick them up Monday to return them back to PB. So now my chandy is nekkid again but at least I can see!