Tuesday, April 9, 2013

School House Light

Hello everyone!

Did you think I had fallen off the planet?  I sort of feel like I did.  LOL!  It was a busy Spring Break at my house.  We worked on a lot of projects so now I can finally share some of them with you this week.  My bedroom is done, but I will reveal it in my next post.  I'm kind of sick of being in it since I spent so many hours in it slaving away with a paint brush in my hand!  It turned out great though and I'm so glad that it's done.

Now, onto my newest and unexpected purchase/project for my kitchen.  My husband suggested that we change out our track lighting in our kitchen.  Well...........uh.........he got no complaints from me on that one!  At first, we selected an oil rubbed bronze track light system to replace the white plastic looking one we had. But it was too dark and heavy looking on our ceiling.  It competed with the other lights and pot rack already in the room.  So, we had to take it down and find a different one.  I selected this school house light. We bought it at Home Depot.


As soon as my husband hung it, we both loved it!  It felt more like "us".  


We had to repaint part of our ceiling in here too because  the track lighting system that was hanging had completely different hardware. So, we spent an entire day working on nothing but this kitchen!

Some other changes occurred in here too.  I moved my lamp to the other side of the counter top (because I couldn't stand looking at the black cord any longer)  and placed my "cup rack" in it's place.  I also moved my small stool to the end of the cabinets.


You didn't think I could just hang a new light fixture and not change anything else in here did you?  I'm sure you know me better than that by now.  LOL!

My blue and white transfer ware plates relocated to the open cabinets.


Also, I found this cute stool (why do I have a thing for stools?) to use at the table.  It came from Target.  It is actually more comfortable than the little round one so it was a good change.



So these are some of the things we did in the kitchen.  I'll share my bedroom makeover in my next post!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

39 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

you and me with the stools... lol

Marissa said...

simply gorgeous :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the light Kelly. ...and the stool :-) Nice combination, metal and wood!
You know we can never just 'fix' one thing.. one thing leads to an entire mini redo. As it should :-)
Looking forward to the master reveal.
Your spring break went like mine.... busy, busy and a side of busier!
Hugs, Gee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love, love, love and did I say love that light. Great choice!!!

Princess Kate said...

Love the light fixture. Your kitchen is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Olive said...

The school house light is perfect in your kitchen. I love those stools too. We do the working vacations all the time too-have not left our yellow house for a vacation in years. I can't seem to get out of the garden which is just as well as we have the Masters golf traffic to deal with right now. xo, Olive

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh I have always liked School house lights and yours looks fantastic!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

The light fit right in with the rest of the kitchen! looks perfect

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Loooove your new light! It is so pretty and it looks perfect in your kitchen!

Gina Gao said...

This looks really great!

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Katie Mansfield said...

Getting rid of a bad light fixture is a good day. I love that school house light. So cute!

Deserae said...

Absolutely perfect.....I love it in your kitchen!!!!! I had no idea Home Depot had those lights. I wonder if they have them in chrome for my hall bathroom? LOL!!! You are a bad influence!!!!
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think y'all made the perfect choice with the kitchen light! Looks great! Can't wait for the bedroom reveal. :)

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

I like the look of those school house lights. You are so like my house...always doing something!! :)

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Aaaah! Your new light fixture is spectacular Kelly....you have such a great eye for finding just the right thing. Jane

summersoul said...

what a great room. I love the stool. So fun to change things around a bit!
MC

Anne said...

Love your light fixture Kelly!!! It is perfect for your beautiful kitchen!Love all your changes too!
xx
Anne

must love junk said...

Love your kitchen, and your new light is a perfect 'farmhouse' touch!
Susan

chateau chic said...

The schoolhouse style light fixture looks great in your kitchen. Don't you love it when your husband likes something new as much as you do?
Mary Alice

Pondside said...

It certainly looks like you had fun. I like your new light - we must share taste in light fixtures. I look forward to seeing what else you've been up to!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new light in your kitchen...it looks great!! I saw those stools at Target and thought that they were so cute, but I couldn't figure out where I would put it.
hugs,
Cindy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cute light, Kelly! As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought of the ones that used to hang in the little church that I grew up in. Brings back memories! Your kitchen changes look great!

Andrea said...

LOVE your new light! So cute!

Stacey said...

You've been busy! I really like the new light in your kitchen. Just love everything on your shelves too. Now, what are you doing in your bedroom?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your kitchen always looks great Kelly... I LOVE your new light!

pballard said...

Love Love Love. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great choice Kelly...it looks perfect in your beautiful kitchen...i just love seeing all of the changes that you make...when I think you have staged your kitchen perfectly, you go and change it up and make it even better..you work magic Kelly!!

Bliss said...

You did good. Our old building has two antique school house style lights in it and I keep thinking they should be hanging in my house.

Bliss

Missy George said...

Love your new light..I think your home is a nonstop merry-go-round and is always lovely...

ImSoVintage said...

Love your new light, Kelly. It is so perfect for your kitchen. Is it ever possible to stop moving things around :)
Hugs,
Laura

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Love that school house light Kelly! It is perfect in your kitchen. That little stool is great too.

Christine Vandormolen said...

You got my stamp of approval....lol...I am in love with your kitchen

Babs said...

I like your changes and I LOVE your light fixture..it definitely has that farm house look. Perfect! Cute stool, too.

Ivy and Elephants said...

The schoolhouse light fixture looks perfect. It's amazing how the little things really pull a room together.
Your kitchen is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Holly Browning said...

Our Spring Break was crazy too. I haven't had time to sit at my computer. You moved your lamp from you kitchen? I love your kitchen and that metal chair at the end of your cabinets. :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think schoolhouse lights are wonderful. I have two waiting to be installed in my upstairs hallway. Your kitchen is so homey and warm. I enjoy seeing all your tweaks!

Art and Sand said...

Your lamp is wonderful and I love your bottle drying rack. Is that what it is called?

Becca said...

Love the changes, Kelly! Your schoolhouse light is a wonderful addition, and the stools are too cute! It all looks beautiful.

SHERRY HART said...

I love the schoolhouse light...perfect selection. And I saw those stools at Target....so cute!