January 22, 2013

kitchen lighting

Good Morning!  Hope you had a nice long, relaxing weekend!  I really enjoyed the extra day!

Today I wanted to focus some attention back on our mini kitchen makeover.  Now that we've painted the cabinets and installed the hardware, I'm ready to get the lights changed out.  I've been looking around for two larger lantern lights to replace the three small lights above our kitchen island and I've narrowed it down to three.  Here is a picture of our kitchen with the small lights:


 
And here are my top three choices for lighting:

 
  
So, what do you think?  Lantern number 1, 2, or 3??  I would love to hear your thoughts.
 
And again here's a breakdown of our mini kitchen makeover agenda:

paint cabinets white
install hardware
new lighting (replace 3 small pendants with 2 larger pendant lights)
replace backsplash (really excited about some ideas I have for the backsplash)
 

 
Enjoy your day!
 
 


17 comments:

  1. Your kitchen looks so pretty! I like #1!

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  2. How gorgeous!! I love the second one.

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  3. What a beautiful kitchen! My vote is #2. Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  4. I love the rustic light pendant. They are all so pretty and I know how hard it is to decide. I think the rustic light pendant will help add a different element to your design and will be the perfect size. The other two choices are very pretty but both have a white shade which might blend in with your white cabinets. I think the glass pendants will really stand out, adding elegance with just a tiny bit of rustic touch. :)

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    1. Great points Ellora! It is so hard to decide, so I really appreciate your thoughts :)

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  5. I actually think that the framed linen would look really good. It is not dark and dramatic like the others..but they are a similar to what you already have, but a bit cooler. I think that the white linen would actually pop out and create a subtle drama and the chrome on it matches the hardware that you have on your cabinets. Plus, the square looks more modern. Don't get me wrong. I really like all three. :)

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  6. Hold on. What does the lighting look like in the eating area of your kitchen? Is it the same standard stuff or did you switch it out? If it is the same standard stuff and you don't plan on switching it then the rustic will have to be the one. If not, then you have options.:)

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    1. Great points Carrie! I actually did change out the breakfast light awhile back. It is more modern looking, but has a darker finish. So, I'm torn because my favs are really #1 & #2. Sometimes I think #2 because of the darker finish and more rustic look, which would match my fireplace, etc. But I love #1 for it's more modern look and I love the linen shade! I think I could get away with the nickel finish, because like you said it would match my hardware and go with the stainless too. I also over analyze a bit, but love other options besides Grant's :)

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  7. #2 is amazing. We are in the middle of trying to figure out what we want to do in the kitchen. Gorgeous.

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  8. Thanks everyone ~ I really appreciate all your thoughts and opinions! Looks like #2 is in the lead!

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  9. The kitchen looks great! My vote is for number 1. =)

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  10. Beautiful kitchen. I love the new white cupboards.

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  11. They are all pretty, but number 2 is similar to what you have only larger with a clear glass. So I leaning toward number 1.

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