Casual Friday: Favorite Ceiling lights under $200, A must-watch show, Success, and more!

February 26, 2021

We believe we should all love where we live.

We’re a couple of homebodies, working to uncover the home our home wants to be. And we’re so happy to have you here. 




We're Chris + Julia

read more

What we're                   right now


browse the shop

Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here. 

We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.

browse all

browse all

browse all




Popular Posts




Top Categories

Chair (vintage), Wallpaper, Horse Print, Floater Frame, Pennant, BlindsAccent Stool

After Polly’s room reveal we got a lot of questions about where the houndstooth thrifted chair that was in her room! No fear! It’s in Greta’s room now and doesn’t it looks so great in there? After we sold the second bed in her room, there’s a lot more room for a reading chair and dresser and maybe some built-ins around the window. And yes, finally paint the trim in her room.

Other fun things this week:

• Have you watched Derek Delgaudio’s In & of Itself on Hulu (or DO TELL IF YOU’VE SEEN THE SHOW LIVE!) Chris and I watched it this week together and shed a few tears. It was incredible!

• Don’t mind me. Just swooning over the new Kara Mann Collection at CB2. Every. PIECE!

It me.

A fresh take on measuring success.

This reveal blew my mind!

• In the great lighting shake up, where we moved the light that was in the music room to our bathroom and the light that was in our bathroom to the laundry room and the light that was in the laundry room to Polly’s room…the music room was the only space left without a light. I went on deep dive on Amazon and found some amazing budget friendly options.

Thinking about this one for the music room,  but which is your fav!?

1. Mini Crystal Chandelier $21
2. Black Star Flush Mount $40
3. Amber Glass Ceiling Light $60
4. 2 Light Black Globe $70
5. Seeded Glass Star Light $90
6. Brass Schoolhouse Semi Flush Light $105
7. 6 Light Globe Chandelier $110
8. Brass White Opal Semi Flush Globe $125
9. 5 Globe Ceiling Pendant $128
10. Black Drum Pendant $135
11. Antique Brass Frosted 4-Light Flush Mount $146
12. Aged Brass Flush Mount $148
13. Old Bronze Semi Flush Mount $155
14. 6 Light Globe Chandelier $180
15. Black Metal Pendant $190
16. 9 Lights Globe Chandelier $199



Lastly, here’s all the best sales happening this weekend!

Weekend Sales

Abercrombie: Jeans 40% off throughout the store! (my go-to)

Ann Taylor: Extra 60% off sale (wore this yesterday!)

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off sale (loving this)

CB2: Up to 30% off decor (just ordered this!)

Madewell: 25% off Need-Right-Now styles with code FAVES. (a staple)

Old Navy: Up to 50% off + extra 20% with code SWEET (this workout tank!)

Rejuvenation: Up to 50% off kitchen & dining (okayyy)

Target: Save up to 25% on home and 30% off dresses (have this on Polly’s bed)

Urban Outfitters: Bedding Sale! (the sweetest throw pillow)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What do you think?

  1. JL says:

    I agree with Ashley, #10 gets my vote as well. The black drum offers a nice contrast color to the chairs and repeats the brass finish from the sconces. It picks up the black in the hall painting (when seen from the entry) and from one of the guitars. It also offers enough contrast from the hall ceiling lights, while still fitting in with your globe or linen shade “theme” throughout the house.

  2. Niki says:

    2 is my favorites. All of my favorites also lost the first round!

  3. Keri says:

    I would have died if “This reveal blew my mind” wasn’t Renovation Husbands! I’m so glad you included it today. It’s so so good!

  4. Sharon says:

    Number 2 is my favorite. But I really like the Sputnik too.

  5. Steph R says:

    Ok is it just me or does the 2 different color trims actually look kinda good?

  6. Laurielulu says:

    Hello Julia, Happy Friday. Ohhhh, I voted but my fave is #3. Wow, the Sputnik is your choice? Buy a few and then choose. I love the music room, so it needs to be special. We just ordered pizza and we’re gonna start watching something, I have seen or heard of the show you mentioned. My fav Hulu Show is The Great ???? imma a sucker for period and sexy. Probably not your fams thing ????????

  7. Rachel G. says:

    Love #3! Probably never would have found and picked it on my own, but I am obsessed with your closet chandelier and #3 reminds me a little of that light. Also love 11!

  8. Teri says:

    5, 8, 10, 11. All terrific and well priced.

  9. Desiree says:

    I saw the show in Los Angeles–took my husband to see it for his birthday quite a few years ago. It made a huge impression on both of us! I still remember the card that I picked out prior to the show that he then said back to me at the end–Rare Bird. It was phenomenal! I haven’t seen the Hulu show yet, but it seems like it is the same as everyone’s reviews have been just like yours!

  10. Kristin says:

    I think #9 is my fave. Though I really like the black of your favorite too. Fun!

  11. Büşra says:

    1 and 3 is my personal favs ????

  12. Anna Duff says:

    Love, love your posts and all of your hard work. You mentioned you sold a bed. Please share where you sold it. I have some furniture to sell and want to post it on several platforms. Thanks for your ideas.

  13. Ashley says:

    #10 for the light for the music room! It feels so dramatic and elegant and the music room gives off a dramatic, moody, relaxed vibe. I don’t know how you did that, but you did!

  14. Love that chair in Greta’s room- it’s so fun with the black and white wallpaper!

all the latest

We believe we should all love where we live.

We’re a couple of homebodies, working to uncover the home our home wants to be. And we’re so happy to have you here. 

HI! We're Chris + Julia

read more

Load More

Reader Faves

SHop all

What We're                     Right Now

What We're                 Right Now

Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop. 


looking for inspiration? 

The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]

Can We Send You Our Love Letter?

Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!

Follow Along on Instagram

Welcome to our online community where we've posted home, DIY, style, renovations, and family since '09. Renovating our #cljmoderncottage in Idaho and headed for new adventures in Raleigh, NC. #cljfam #cljtransformations