But I suppose I need to move on, and focus on the positive. And in this case, the positive is the vintage light I did buy. I found an old metal barn light shade for $5.
It needed a little love, and a lot of spray paint. I chose a smokey gray color in a high gloss. I also bought a hanging light kit from IKEA for $3.99.
Here it is hanging in my living room. I'm not sure it will stay there forever, but I'm very happy with my $9 investment.