Hi everyone. I have been a bit MIA lately as you may have noticed. Our family had a medical emergency that required my undo attention but all is well and things are perking along just fine.
If you all have been following me for a while you know that about a year ago we moved into a new home and have been slowly making some changes to it ( we have yet to complete a single room!) Our latest project has been to paint the entire downstairs area - this turned out to be a huge project for hubby and I and is still yet to be completed. The area I am sharing with you today is the kitchen eat in area.
This is what it looked like when we moved in and we have done nothing to it except let things accumulate here - do you have an area like that? (I think every house has one.) We did get the painting almost done in here. However we have 10" ceilings and that little bit requires standing on a ladder (something I don't do and hubby hasn't been able to do). Hopefully we will soon be able to finish that little bit and move on to the rest of the room. (You can actually see that small area in the picture below.)
This is the light hanging in that little area and although there is nothing wrong with it I wanted something a bit different as I am working towards a vintage industrial look in here. So when a company called Parrot Uncle contacted me and asked if I would be interested in working with them I jumped at the chance. A new ceiling light was just the thing I had been looking for to get this makeover started off.
I found exactly what I was looking for with this Rustic Industrial Style Pendant Light with Black Shade and Cage. I love the wire cage it has - it reminds me so much of a vintage fan and the black metal has that awesome industrial feel I am going for. This light has an 18" diameter and the chain and wire has a 39" length for hanging. And most importantly it is so vintage industrial!
Parrot Uncle has so many options that I honestly had a very difficult time choosing just which one I wanted in this area. They have refined industrial home lighting and inexpensive vintage pendent lights - something to fit every budget. There is also a huge sale happening on their web site right now - just in time for the holidays. And Parrot Uncle offers free shipping and free returns.
"T" changed the light out for me one evening. It was a simple switch out - connecting the existing wires to those on the light. The only problem we had was the bracket that held the light's bolts were not in alignment with our ceiling bracket so he had to drill a couple of holes that did line up. Easy fix and only took a couple extra minutes.
Here it is all installed and hanging beautifully. I just have to pick up one of the Edison light bulbs for it to make it look more authentic. I love the black against the new grey of the walls that we now have.
So if you're in the market for a new light jump on over to Parrot Uncle and check out what they have - so many beautiful styles to choose from - I think you will surely find one you love that will fit in your decor. I know I have my eye on a couple more.
We finally found the exact pieces we want for this area at a new to us thrift store we we visited a couple weeks ago. However, they are requiring a lot of work to transform them into that vintage industrial look I want.
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
I will be linking to the parties listed on the Where I Party page. Please be sure to go by and visit them - I'm sure you'll love all the creativity and inspiration you'll find there.