Kitchen Lighting Switcheroo

September 24th, 2012

We made a change in the kitchen last week, something I’ve been wanting to do for months now.  A couple of years ago, I found a free fixture at Habitat ReStore, brought it home, rewired it, and painted it white.  That free fixture hung in our kitchen for two years and it was really great (especially since it was free!) but I’ve been dreaming of something a little more snazzy.  I wanted to mix it up and bring in some lighting that was bigger, bolder, and modern. 

I’ve been fixated on statement pendants over kitchen islands lately, so I finally decided it was time to upgrade ours.  Say hello to the two new polished nickel lantern fixtures that now hang over our kitchen island!

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Ba da bling!

We splurged on two polished nickel and linen shade lanterns, purchased from one of my sponsors, Shades of Light.  With a 10% discount, they were $288 each but my oh my what eye candy they are!  

They’re really gorgeous in person but do you notice the slight problem?

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Sunday Reading, Etc.

September 23rd, 2012

Hello and happy Sunday!  What a gorgeous weekend it is outside, can’t wait to soak it all up today!  Just popping in to share a few things, first there’s a new series of articles over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog for catching up if you’ve missed any of them, just click on the button to take you there.

fall centerpieces article

small space home offices

maximizing kitchen storage

autumn table settings

stpotlight tufted sofas

best of glass lamps

 

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Don’t forget, the Fall Link Parties continue this week!  I’m hosting Fall Mantels on Tuesday but you can decorate a bookshelf, hutch, or create a fall vignette – those work too! 

2012 fall link parties

Here’s a handy button to add to your post!

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Finally, as many of you know, I’m a team member on the My Colortopia blog.  In partnership with Glidden, I’m excited to announce there’s a new feature over on the My Colortopia blog!  They are now showcasing Before & After photos of paint projects submitted by My Colortopia readers.  It’s your turn to share your Before and After photos and the difference color made in your home.   Time to show your colors!

 

*With regards to the My Colortopia promotion, I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint, however the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

The Fall Mantel party is scheduled to post at 8 a.m. PST on Tuesday September 25th, can’t wait to see what you’ve created this year! 

xo,

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