I've just had another one of those "OMG!!! I'm building a house" moments!! :D :D It really has been a long long time since I was this excited about anything.
I went to Ikea today to just have a look and get some idea's about some things and I am very proud to announce I didn't buy a single thing! I also went to Beacon Lighting to check out some lights and then headed to Bunnings. I escaped all stores w/out buying anything - amazing!
Some of the DIY pendant lights at Bunnings are actually pretty good. Although, I am wondering how easily the material on some of the light shades could be changed as the styles are nice, but the colours (other than white) aren't that great for what I want.