Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kitchen Light Switcheroo


I told you. You didn't believe me, did you? I told you I was working on my kitchen light post...yes, I know I've promised a few other posts too. When I "get my act together" I'll get them to you. (please don't hold your breath until then!)





Here's the light we put in when we remodeled. Cute as a button...but gives off very little light. ***One of my remodeling mistakes...picking the sweetest, most adorable light fixtures...and finding out later that none of them give off much light! Uhg.



O.M.G. Yes, that is a FLY sitting (and no doubtedly pooping) on my light! SHOO fly!



So I picked up a pendant kit at Lowes. I know Mr. Sweet Man-O-Mine can handle this.





But then I questioned whether I did the right thing. I picked up the brushed nickel finish because I thought it would match the "new" old shade....but....it really doesn't match my earth tone kitchen with aged brass hardware.

Dang.
So I pondered. To spray or not to spray? Aged copper or textured bronze?

I hate decisions.
 


WAIT A MINUTE!!! I almost forgot about this sweet little antique light fixture I grabbed at an antique store recently.
Perfect.



It's so darn cute I just want to lick it.



Ok. That was a bit of an exaggeration.



Are you ready to see the shade? The JunkFest Girls and I each fondled inspected this ?minnow trap? section while at a super secret junk haven recently. I snatched it up for a mere $3.



The spray paint can shows you how BIG it is. See?



One little issue was getting the light fixture secured in the "new" old shade. I use a metal cone shaped thingy from a cream separator thingy and wired it to stay. Forgot to snap pics at that point cause I was so danged excited to get er done!




The brushed nickel of the ceiling portion is completely hidden by the antique light fixture. All I had to do was string it through.


Uhm. Who's turn was it to do the dishes???? Darn kids.



I absolutely adore my "new" old kitchen light! I think it's safe to say it's my favorite light in the entire house. Look at the fabulous shadowing it throws at the ceiling...SaWeet!


This post linked to:




Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


DIY Project Parade

Frugalicious Friday


19 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks great! And you cracked me up with the "so cute I want to lick it" comment!!

    Tania

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  2. Okay, that turned out stinkin' cute! Dang it! Why did I put that wire thingy down and walk away!?
    That has tons more character than your purchased pendant light!

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  3. It's my favorite light! Great inspiration and gorgeous blog! I'm now a loyal follower!

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  4. I love this!! It is so industrial chic....

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  5. Oh cool, cool, cool! Love the shadows it casts on the ceiling! So junky-cool!

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  6. This is so super cute. It is totally inspiring me to find a way to create my own fixtures above our kitchen sink. I have the same problem...cute pendents, little light!

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  7. lol You are just so darned funny! Thanks for the giggle...and the tute.

    Your light is fabulous! And yes...those shadows! LOVE your whole kitchen, actually! I need you to come visit and stay a week or 13. ;-)

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  8. Oh I'm so nervous to switch out lightfixtures that way... great job! Inspiration!

    www.uvinyl.com
    www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

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  9. And to think I held that deal in my hands and than put it back down!!! You were the smart one - it looks so fabulous above your sink!

    Great inspiration! Now get decorating for Christmas woman!!!

    -Andrea

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  10. I love the look of this. Tell me though, I'm affraid of doing something like this for the fear of a basically bare bulb, with not much "shade" ? But I'm sooo jealous of the look. I'm in need of changing out the old " boob " like shade above my sink! lol. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. om gosh - freakin adorable. i do not possess the ability to pick up a fish catcher thingy and think "aha! Light!" it looks awesome.

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  12. Hey Melissa....!

    I'm LOVIN' your new light....The shape of the 'shade' & the patina of all the elements is TO DIE FOR....!

    I'm hopin' as I type the weather over your way isn't gettin' in the way of your junkin'....I hear tell it's been FREAKISHLY cool....!

    Take care & keep warm,
    Tamarah :o)

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  13. Nice I love the idea of being able to personalize and customize your home decor with Bathroom Lighting . The result is having something unique that no one else does.

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  14. Lights are very important part in every design, I have seen many examples but non of them are as cool as these!

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