SPACES: kitchen makeover update, the lights

gold pendant light, kitchen makeover, kitchen lighting

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 its contemporary look just wasn’t for me.

When you’re decorating your home, incorporating your own personal design taste is important because, at the end of the day, you’ll be the person living here after all. And I think that the lighting is just as important as the wallpaper and furniture. Like I’ve said, there is nothing wrong with the last ones, but they’re just not in my vision anymore. Fun fact, I put this fixture on craigslist, 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?

Wayfair kitchen pendent makeover / The Sweet Escape

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.

Wayfair kitchen pendent makeover / The Sweet Escape

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? Wayfair kitchen pendent makeover / The Sweet Escape

If you’re digging this look and looking to add a pop of gold in your space I suggest checking out Wayfair. They have sooooooooo many great options to choose from. Here’s a handful of my favourites.
Gold Statement Lighting by Wayfair / The Sweet Escape

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.

Wayfair lamps / THe Sweet Escape

1 Dainolite 3 Light Floor Lamp / 2 Adesso Walden Floor Light / 3 Diamond Table Lamp with Drum Shade / 4 Crestview Nina Lamp

Time to light it up!!

2 responses to “SPACES: kitchen makeover update, the lights”

    • Thanks! I’m having a wee bit of a plumbing issue so you’ll have to wait for the final reveal.