I have always wanted lights above my sink. At first I wanted pendant lights but recently changed my mind.
After searching and searching for months for lights and ordering some that didn’t fit in the little space above the window, I finally found some that I like and that fit! And I found them on Amazon of all places. I never would have thought to look there. I had exhausted all other stores where I normally look. I honestly don’t know what prompted me to look up lights on Amazon, but I am so glad I did. And they were a decent price at around $40 a piece.
As of right now they are not wired and don’t work. We took down the florescent giant light box when I painted the ceiling and are planning on adding recessed lights soon. The plan is to have the electrician add wiring for these. There may be a problem though since our exterior walls are all solid brick and concrete. I guess we will see! Old houses are full of surprises. The look great with our open shelves!
Vintage Style Simplicity Wall Swing Arm Lamp(affiliate)
I also added some roman blinds. I was on the fence about using white roman shades so didn’t want to spend a lot of money in case I changed my mind. I bought these at IKEA and didn’t realize it until I got home, but they are magnetic and don’t have cords.
I like them but there was a gap at the top where there was only one layer of fabric. The light shines through and it bothered me. It is a bit hard to tell since I am not very good at taking pictures of windows.
I was thinking of ways to fix it that involved sewing when an idea popped in my head. I simply pulled the magnetic strip out of its pocket in the curtain and….
…slid it into the pocket that was intended for the tension rod!
Now there is no more gap!
I am still on the fence about building the new inset cabinet doors myself or hiring it out. I have had two guys tell me they don’t want to do it so that has made me nervous to try. Part of me wants to settle for another type of door that wouldn’t be so complicated to execute well. But I am stubborn so I will find a way one way or another :) I still have two more bids scheduled so we will see!
Do you have lights above your sink? What type of lights are they?