Branch light

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…

Inspiration - branch light

Inspiration images from @kviitkrull_ on Instagram and Design*Sponge

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.

Diamond 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…

LIGHT HUNG FROM A BRANCH

LIGHT HUNG FROM A BRANCH


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6 Comments

    • March 15, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Aww thank you, lovely Katherine!

  1. March 29, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Love this Meera (and I want your plant!!)

    • March 29, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you muchly, Karen! 🙂 If I ever successfully propagate the monstera, you’re welcome to it! It’s so easy to look after and so dramatic! It can get crazy big, but I hear it’s easy to keep controlled with occasional light pruning.

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