Internet shopping lesson #596 learned – be sure to actually check the dimensions for items ordered online. Why you ask? Because items may be smaller than they appear. MUCH smaller. I was SO excited to have found THE lights to flank our entry into the house – one to go on the modern slat wall we are building and another to go across from it hooked up to an existing hookup where there is currently no fixture.
Here is how I was imagining it would look, but with the lights in chrome and not gold:
The box arrived on my front porch and I was so excited to open it. However, the box seemed small. Hmmm, I thought there must only be one light in there, the other must be coming. But oh no, to my dismay when I opened the box I realized there were two smaller boxes inside to house even tinier lights. Literally each light was about the size of my hand. I told Mike our mini lights had come in. Wah wah wah. I really should have taken a photo – but I was so horrified I just packed them back up and went online to see how I could return them. $8 in return shipping later, a 25% restocking fee, plus a loss of the original shipping fees means we are out almost $40 and have nothing to show for it. So, lesson learned…when ordering items online in the future check the measurements!