It’s happening people, little by little. Today I’m happy to share another kitchen update with you. Today’s before & after is all about lighting. It’s truly amazing how much a light fixture can change the look of a room. It’s like a pretty necklace – it adds so much to an outfit, or a room. Here’s the before pic of the old kitchen light pendant. There’s nothing particularly offensive about this fixture but it’s contemporary look just wasn’t for me. Fun fact, I put this fixture on craiglist and can you believe that the person who bought it was my next door neighbour? As in the person I share a wall with?! Crazy huh?
And here’s the after. If you remember from my last kitchen update, I decided to go with two of these gold round pendants from Wayfair. I’m super happy with my choice. They’re a timeless and simple style and without giving away the rest of the kitchen, they also work well with the other gold accessories. They also look great with the cedar railing- they stand out without competing with the feature.
So electrical is one area that I won’t tackle on my own. I once accidentally got a crazy shock from a live outlet and decided to leave the job to the experts. In this case it was more than just changing out one fixture for another. I went from one outlet to two and did I mention that my loft has 13″ ceilings? Yup, I left the work up to Jeff the electrician. Thanks Jeff for your patience figuring out the right height and space between fixtures. I’m more of a ‘let’s eyeball it and figure it out’ then measuring it.
1 ARTERIORS Home Zanadoo Small Chandelier / 2 Hudson Valley Lighting Pelham Mini Pendant / 3 Crystorama Broche Semi Flush Mount / 4 Selamat Selene Drum Drum Pendant / 5 Hudson Valley Lighting Lambert Pendant / 6 Hudson Valley Lighting Bethesda Semi Flush Mount
If changing fixtures is just a bit much to handle at the moment or if you’re renting you can still take advantage of Wayfair’s great selection of lamps. AND there’s also a special 15% off discount on all lamps for Sweet Escape readers from Nov 6-10. Just use the code WFLAMPS15. Here’s a small collection of some I have tagged for my own space that you may like.
Time to light it up!!