Hey all! I’ve been on a little blog break, but back in full swing again. I’ve missed you all terribly and glad to be back with a quick post on our kitchen light fixture. You might be thinking, “wait, you’re still working on your kitchen?” Yes, yes we are. The last finishing touches are sometimes the hardest because I have a habit of moving on to other projects before I’m completely done with my old projects. But we’re trying to finish up, really we are. This flush mount light fixture is the newest addition to our kitchen.
Here’s what we were dealing with before. Both of these light fixtures had to go.
The new flush mount light is from Restoration Hardware (scored during their 20% off sale). It was a little tricky to install because it has those four vertical bars, and if you are anything like me you want them squared off to something, and they weren’t…or rather, they aren’t.
I guess I should say this would have been tricky to install if I went back and fixed it so that the vertical bars were squared off to something, and since I didn’t realize until after I got the light up, and I was in a bit of a hurry, I didn’t fix it right away. Right now they are a little crooked if you look straight on at the light when you enter the kitchen. Just add fixing this to my to-do list of 8456 other things :)
We originally wanted to do recessed lighting, but after looking more closely at our ceilings, we realized there is a bunch of duct work running up between our floor joists that would be in the way of the lights. We might have been able to make recessed lighting work, but we didn’t want it that badly, so we took the easier route and just replaced the old fixture.
We debated over going with oil rubbed bronze to match all of our other light fixtures or satin nickel to match all of the stainless and cabinet hardware in the kitchen. There’s no right answer, but we decided on ORB to go with our drum pendant over the kitchen table.
We also moved this smaller fixture that is right in front of the soffit with the help of my dad.
We moved the fixture to be under the soffit and replaced it with a single recessed light. The main reason for doing this was so we can install crown molding around the soffit, but I also just think it looks better in the new spot. It just kind of blends in which is the look we were going for.
Next up for the kitchen? Crown!