Sputnik Pursuits

I have said on more than one occasion that I have project A.D.D. (For a brief moment, I was going to call it “PADD” for short.  And then I realized that referring to myself as “succumbing to PADD” or “it’s PADD time again” would make me sound like I am really over-sharing).

My project A.D.D. is the reason why I can’t keep my house clean.  I stop and start so frequently you’d think I was my old Mercury Sable (ba-dum-bum).  And not keeping the house clean is the reason why I can’t take updated pictures for the house tour.  It’s a domino effect.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m at it again.  All thanks to this picture:

Source: nytimes.com via Wendy on Pinterest

Which then led to this picture:

But upwards of $500 for a breathtaking sputnik chandelier is not in The Ugly Duckling House budget.  So instead, I stayed up way too late on Pinterest and then went out the next day to get these:

It won’t really be the sputnik fixture of my dreams, but it will be amazing.  And I still have just as many additional pieces to pick up on my next shopping trip (I bought out the store’s supply).  But I’ll save myself about $450.  That’s a lot of beer money.  Stay tuned.


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  1. says

    You have to rock these lights with the proper surroundings, and they have to fit the owner's personality. For myself, I am more of a traditional type of girl but with a twist. This is too much “out there” for me. But I want to see it in your kitchen! yes.

  2. says

    i like them both and can't WAIT to see yours. that first one actually gave me, like, light-lust. i just can't. handle. the beauty. good luck! :)

  3. says

    Oh my! This scares me!! I'm so excited to see what you come up with! I like your new affiliate ads too [well... they're new to me- maybe because I'm always reading on my phone]!

    And I'm so glad I'm not the only one with add- I try to decide on two rooms but I found this on sale or got the itch to tackle that… It's sick.

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