Oh, I can’t even express how happy I am that this decision can be crossed off my to-do list! We are kicking out the boob lights one by one in this place! Our kitchen is nice and open, which is great during the day when natural light can stream in. At night, we were really lacking some good lighting in the kitchen. When the house was built, all we had over the island was one light with a tinted globe…all the way up on a 9-foot ceiling. No Bueno. Like I’ve said before, I’m a obsessed with lighting, and I definitely needed this much-used space to be well illuminated!
I had been looking for
days months for a light that would work over our island. Since there was only one junction box up there, I wasn’t too keen on busting up the ceiling and rewiring so that we can have 2 pendant lights. That would take too much time and money, and I wanted to use what was already at our disposal instead of turning it into a mega-project that would probably irritate the crap out of us. (I’m sure Joey thanks me for that!)
Behold! This is the light we chose:
It’s a reverse-pendant style light from Lowe’s. I love lanterns, and was hoping to come across something like this for that area. It ties in well with our Bellora chandelier from Pottery Barn which hangs over our table, but doesn’t compete. Since the chandelier is pretty intricate, I wanted something more ‘plain’ over the island. Since they both have glass elements, they work together in their close spaces but individually hold their own. What makes it even better is that this bad boy was only $129…a steal for such a great looking light! I had hubs help me out with the install.
And just because I’m fanatical about ambiance, I purchased a 3-way dimmer switch for the island light as well, because sometimes I want to pretend I’m French and eat fancy cheeses and drink wine with mood-lighting.
I kid. Hamburgers and hotdogs allllll summer long.
Kitchen lighting – check. On to the next!