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$30 mid-century modern pendant lights from Menard’s

Mid-century lighting continues to go very much mainstream — evidenced by the continuing proliferation of lower cost designs more affordable for the masses. Hey! Just like in the 1950s! Flickr friend xtombx spotted the Nadair Nuevo pendant lights (shown above) for sale at his Menard’s store. The one on on the left is 14″ wide, the center is 7″ wide, and the right is 8″ wide. Each one is just $30. At the left is a more expensive glass pendant by Checkolite. It’s about $60, and there are two other glass designs. All of these lights also are featured online, with free shipping — go to Menard’s site here and search the brands I’ve listed. Note: I have not seen these in person, so cannot give an opinion on the visible quality of workmanship.

Update: Lots of readers are buying these lights, including with the intention to repaint them. Let us see how they look! Upload your photos below… Terms of Use apply:

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  1. chynna says:

    Hi: I could never land these very hip hanging lamps. However, I fell upon these purely by accident! Pretty hip and reasonable!:http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-quality-art-hanging-pendant-light-led-7w-9w-12w-15w-18w/1219348926.html

    Also, if anyone hasn’t looked at Ikea for MCM lighting lately check it out! We got this awhile back. The orange was a fight to the death so fyi!:http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00208707/#/20208711

    Am considering this one from ikeahttp://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10228620/

    Check out these links as if you are looking for MCM hanging lamps you won’t be disappointed!

  2. Mike says:

    For what its worth Menards are now selling these lights off the clearance rack for $19.99! I just bought the last 2 from a store in Ohio and had them shipped to Florida (My home). There are still a few stores that have 1 or 2 in stock but I’m sure they won’t last long.

  3. Leslie says:

    Hi — I have four of these that I bought for a 60s renovation that I am not going to be able to use. 3 dark, 1 silver tone, all of the tall this style ( the middle image). Is anyone interested? New, have been in storage, Have never been out of the box. I’m able to ship. Thanks! Lklingner@gmail.com

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