I am sharing a little bling with you today…. I am still waiting on the microwave cabinet to get completed in my kitchen and then I will share all the before and afters of my kitchen makeover with you in one big before and after post. Hopefully this will get done soon, in the meantime I have one other update to share with you and that is about the schoolhouse kitchen lighting fixture I chose for over the sink.
For me, light fixtures are like adding jewelry to a house. Some like lots of bling, other may not. I prefer simple and classic bling that stands the test of time. I am a pearl drop or diamond stud kind of girl and when choosing the light fixture I didn’t steer to far from a classic.
You may remember I posted about a few of the kitchen light fixtures I liked in this post. I liked all of them, but some where too small, another was too big so I did more searching and found a schoolhouse style light that was just right.
Edison 1 Light Semi Flush Mount – Polished Nickel – 100 watts
Of course it was the most expensive of all the fixtures I looked at, but now that it is up, I am OK with spending a little more to get the look and amount of light in the way of wattage I was looking for.
Semi-Flush Schoolhouse Light – Polished Nickel – 100 watts
I did keep one of the fixtures I considered. It is a slightly smaller schoolhouse fixture that I decided to use it in the hallway of darkness…now blueness. :-)
So many of the less expensive fixtures could only accommodate a 60 watt bulb. :-( I needed it to have 100 watts. Another problem I ran into was the globes on some of the fixtures were just too big in diameter and hit the window wall.
When I was first deciding how I wanted to transform the kitchen, I knew it was going to be white so I could add lots of color pops around, but I also envisioned using slightly different light fixtures around the space. The ceiling fans have schoolhouse style globes so I was thinking I was going to use something different, until…
…one night when I was watching The Flower Shop Mysteries starring Brooke Shields on the Hallmark Channel that I decided to go with all schoolhouse globes after seeing the house the father in the movie lived in. I kept rewinding the scenes in the kitchen where all the lights were schoolhouse lights in an all-white kitchen with unadorned windows. :-)
Do you get decorating inspiration from movies you watch? I know I do and can give you a list of movies I have watched and then after seeing them, made over a room in my house to look like them. I think the movie house that had the biggest impact on my decorating was Something’s Gotta Give starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The day after I saw that, I had my living room cleaned out and the white paint on the walls. :-)
I am very happy with how the kitchen turned out. Now I am looking forward to when I can open these windows and let the breeze blow in.
Remember I won a Vitamix? It came and I have been using it every day. It is too tall to go under the cabinets, so I have it placed by the window for now.
Now that the kitchen in pretty much done, I am having fun picking out a few more accessories for the counters. Stay tuned for the complete kitchen wrap-up post soon.