Home Improvement

Kitchen Pendants under $150

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Things are progressing along nicely in the two kitchens we’re remodeling right now, grandma’s kitchen is nearing completion, the cabinets, countertops, and backsplash are finished and we will be adding the appliances and hardware next. The Las Vegas kitchen remodel is further behind, still awaiting countertops, but I’ll have an update on that space soon.

Both kitchens have a peninsula where residents or guests can pull up a barstool, in both homes, kitchen pendants will add ambiance and style, they are always an important detail to consider in a kitchen space. The finishes in the Las Vegas home’s kitchen lean more contemporary, but the style of grandma’s kitchen is transitional. I bought three metallic honeycombs for $99 each for the Las Vegas kitchen and two nickel euro pendants for $149 to hang above the peninsula in grandma’s space.

kitchen pendant choices

Here are a dozen more beautiful pendants under $150 !

pendants under $150

scandinavian wood / hudson / luna smoke / possini crystal / gold gumball / be squared / honeycomb / kenroy bazaar / danish modern / iron cage / chloe etched glass / possini bronze

I wrote an article last week for Lamps Plus featuring more kitchen pendant lighting selections from glass to copper, also check out my Pinterest board dedicated to lighting for even more fabulous finds.

Bathroom Vanities with Tops

Monday, March 9th, 2015

After the shower turned out so well at Grandma’s house we decided the vanity looked a little shabby in comparison so I went on the hunt for a bathroom vanity with a top that would fit the space (48-54"). With some research I found one with a marble top to complement the marble tile in the shower.

When complete the bathroom will have a contemporary gray and white palette just like the kitchen. The house will be put on the market at the end of the month so I made choices that are universally appealing in a transitional style.

As a reminder here is the "before" with the upgrades that will be installed below.

 gma vanity

 

grandmas vanity

 

vanity / mirror / vanity light

 

Many modern free standing vanities have furniture style feet which often means you have to replace the flooring as well if removing an older cabinet version. We’re in the same boat so we’re installing vinyl plank flooring underneath the new vanity.

I rounded up more single sink vanities in styles wider than the more petite powder room sized vanities I linked to a few weeks ago if you’re planning a bathroom refresh!

single sink vanities with tops

wood and black granitewhite and marble / gray and marble / black and marblewhite and marble / gray wellington and black granite / black granite and whitechestnut and ivory top

I’ll have a reveal to share at the end of the month, it will be gorgeous!