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!
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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?
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I love those lights, I sure hope you don't have any problems getting them wired.
i have always loved roman shades, they are just so clean and tidy and don't distract from your decor, and yet the way they function is as simple as they look. Of course there are fancy roman shade with really expensive materials that are just beautiful but in my home I like just plain simple.
If you can't find someone to make your cabinet doors, you might be able to go directly to a cabinet shop and tell them what you want and it might even be cheaper to do it that way. Several years ago I wanted some cabinet doors made for my kitchen island and that is what I did and I saved quite a bit of money by going to the cabinet shop, actually it was like a factory, it was huge and they did a great job. I saved even more money by doing the finish myself.
I agree that simple window treatments are best :) The two guys who told me "no" were both from cabinet shops. They said that inset doors are hard because they have to basically be perfect to fit inside the opening. I have made inset doors (for my office cabinets) so I knew what he meant. It can be hard. I have two more places coming so hopefully one of them says "yes" because I really don't have all the appropriate tools and I don't have a workshop. I plan on painting them and adding the hardware myself to save money.
hey girl love the light! We just have a regular light fixture (round-glass). Kinda boring, I guess someday we may put something else there! Something more pretty and eye-catching! Good luck on your kitchen!
Inset cabinets sound like an incredible amount of work for almost no gain. There is nothing wrong with overlay. It's almost an unnoticeable difference. You're more adventourous than I!
They are a pain, I know. And you are right, there is nothing wrong with overlay. If it comes down to it and that is what we have to do, then I could definitely live with it. We are trying to bring the kitchen back to the time the house was built and I would really like to use latches so the cabinet doors need to be inset. Sometimes the little details that don't get noticed right away are what take the most effort!
LOVE YOUR BLOG. Recently came across it from another site. Great ideas. Love the lights you are using. Will have to check out Amazon.
Question, where did you find the shelf "brackets" that are shown in your corner shelf where the boards slide into the brackets.
They are from IKEA and were originally silver. I sanded them a bit a spray painted them black. They are super inexpensive too!
I have recessed lights above my kitchen sink. I am easily visually distracted and didn't want anything hanging down, as I have pendent lights in the kitchen.
Love your black and white and have always wanted to do a bathroom.
OMG I would love to win one of these!! So awesome!! Thank you so very much for giving us the chance.. My fingers are crossed!! I love your blog & the story was great!! Hee Hee ?????
Great Lights! They really pop with that gorgeous ceiling! I love your kitchen! If you are interested in joining in one more party each week I host Making Broken Beautiful every Thursday thru Sunday and would be happy to host you. You do lovely work! I hope you have a great week!
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I love your new lights Stacy. We just finished our kitchen remodel and I really wanted lights like that over my kitchen sink/window but it just didn't work out. Yours looks awesome though.
your new lights look amazing in your kitchen. So happy you found something that worked for you, I find picking out lighting to be a very difficult thing.