Kitchen Pendants under $150

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.

Dresser Do Over + O’verlays Giveaway

April 7th, 2015

My stepdaughter moved in with us while she is taking a year off and working before continuing her education. She lives in the little studio above our garage so she has the best of both worlds, a place to call her own and her family close by. She traveled to South America for a few months but since she returned home in December, we’ve been fixing up the studio to suit her style using most of the pieces from her navy and coral bedroom I pulled together for her when she was in college.

She was in need of a small dresser that also served as a nightstand so I painted over this IKEA Koppang chest turned bone inlay lookalike from last year (she found the pattern too busy for her taste and hey it’s just paint!) My girl loves navy and white with coral or pink so I worked with that palette again. I lightly sanded the dresser and gave it a few extra thin coats of Glidden’s ‘Rich Navy’ which formed the base of the original chest makeover from last year.

white tray on navy chest

I used the DeeDee O’verlays fretwork panels for this dresser, just enough to give the drawers a little contrast and curvy detail. I’ve used these panels before (see this dresser update) as have many bloggers, they are a fabulous way to get a high end look for less!

navy ikea koppang with overlays

O’verlays are so easy to apply, I use cotton swabs and Liquid Nails to apply them to the surface of the drawers (make sure the paint has cured for at least 24 hours and is completely dry). This O’verlay pattern partnered with nickel ring pulls purchased at MyKnobs.com mimics the style of the iconic Dorothy Draper Espana chest.

overlays with ring pulls

The navy Greek key trim is from M&J Trimmings, I sewed it on the edge of a plain white curtain. The lamp is one of two raspberry gourd lamps I bought from Lamps Plus (the twin is in the upstairs guest room). The blue accent pillows I made from a single Target curtain panel, the brushstroke accent pillow is my own design. The white mirrored tray is Nate Berkus from Target, the inlay chevron frame was purchased at Anthropologie a few years ago.

navy overlays chest of drawers

 

white tray on navy nightstand

 

Today O’verlays is offering three lucky winners a $75 shop credit for your own makeover, custom or prefab IKEA kits available. O’verlays are lightweight decorative panels that are paintable and easily attach to furniture, mirrors, walls and glass.

Eligibility to win one of three O’verlays $75 shop credits:

1) Pick a favorite pattern at O’verlays then name it in a comment on this blog post, that’s it!

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends on Saturday April 11, 2015 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!