We have had our electrician come swap other lights out a couple times now, but I was never quite sure what to replace this one with. The idea finally came to me to switch the glass globe part with a drum shade. It took awhile to find the right size, and wasn't as cheap as I had imagined (around $40), but certainly cheaper than a new fixture and calling the electrician.
I found the right size shade on Ballard's. I was debating between burlap and natural and decided on the natural. Although usually I can't say no to some burlap : )
It will not stay exactly straight right now, I've been working on that. I also do not like the view from below so I'm thinking about getting some Edison style light bulbs like these from West Elm.
Not a bad update though. Quick and fairly cheap. And now a look from afar.