Aside from the house tour I also wanted to share my new kitchen pendant lights. I know lately I've been on a lighting spree but I feel that fancy lighting is like art work for a home. Lighting can feel bare and out of place if the home is not decorated but if done correctly it can act as art work to highlight the home. For instance, our office pendant I made out of dollar tree foam.
Heres the comparison with and without the pendant. I do feel that the pendant light completes the office space.
Here's our kitchen without the pendants.
I purchased two instant pendant lights from atgstores.com for $82. We had the can lights before and I hated the fact that I had to bug and harass my husband to change out the bulbs when it dies. Sometimes our bulbs would remain dead for months before Binh would change it. Our kitchen ceiling is 12 feet tall so Binh has to bring in the extra tall ladder to reach the top. Now with these pendants in place, if the bulb ever dies I can change it myself instantly. After I mentioned it, Binh agreed this was one of my best investments for our home.
I opted for the brushed nickel because bronze would blend in too much with my dark cabinets. The brushed nickel goes well with our appliances.
Here they are at night.
Its hard to capture how the pendants draw your eyes up and play out our super tall ceilings. You guys will just have to take my word for it. Our home is feeling a little more grown up and complete with these pendant lights.