Atop my DVD cabinet, I had a lamp on loan from the dining room but the dining room really needed it back, so I needed another one for the living room.
Only hitch – I had about £17 to spend on a new lamp. So I bought a simple plug-in cable light set from Vendimia Lighting Co. and fetched a branch from my garden. As you do.
I’ve always loved the easygoing effortless look of a light hung from a branch…
Pretty cool, yes?
I couldn’t find any guidelines about how to attach a branch to a wall so the hubby and I just did it what we thought best: we brushed off any debris from the branch, varnished it using a flat matt acrylic varnish to seal it, screwed it to wall at 3 different points and finally threaded the flex around the branch.
The pièce de résistance of this light is the bulb. Forget the I-don’t-give-a-shit-I-have-a-branch-on-my-wall vibe. This light, for me, is all about the bulb.
Isn’t it stunning? It’s a DIAMOND! And it gives out the most beautiful flattering golden light that is perfect for relaxing evening ambience.
It is a 6W LED bulb from William & Watson. It cost twice my total budget of £17. But c’mon, it’s a golden diamond! And according to the product description, it has an expected life span of 30,000 hours. That equals 16-26 years depending on how many hours per evening you have it switched on. I’m willing to sacrifice some chai lattes for it.
With everything back in its place…