Monday, February 9, 2015

A New School House Light in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

This past weekend, my husband hung a new light fixture in our kitchen.  The reason for it was this light fixture, in our hallway, quit working. Confused?  Keep reading.



(Oops!  I took this picture as he was already starting to dismantle it. By looking at it that way, you would KNOW why it wasn't working!  LOL!)

Every time my husband would try to fix it, it would quit working again after just a few days.  So, I decided that we would need a new one.  What to do?  I decided to move the one that was hanging in our kitchen to this space and get a larger one for our kitchen instead.  

So, down this light came.


And up went the other one.



I have always loved the look of school house lights.  They have such a great vintage look.  So, I found one at Build.com.  They helped us get this for our kitchen but all opinions are my own.

In order to find the right light, I headed to their website.  It was very easy to narrow my search down by the way it was set up.  You can pick what style light you want, what finish, what price range, what brand and what dimensions. Once you've picked out a light, you can see all of the specs so you don't have to wonder if it will fit well in your space or what it's made of etc.   If you have any questions, there is even a live chat button you can click on and someone will be able to help you immediately.

I picked out this Minka Lavery light fixture.  It was bigger than the one I had so I thought it would fill the space a bit better.  


Here it all lit up.


We have been enjoying our new light.  This light has adjustable lengths too and came with a shorter rod or additional rods according to the length we needed. 

The nice thing about the website is that they also included reviews from others that have purchased this product.  I was able to read those and feel confident about my decision before ordering it.  If I needed to find similar products, they included a section for matching products as well.  I received it just days after it was ordered too!  Now, that's great service.

So, if you're looking for affordable lighting options and quick delivery, you should give them a try.

More progress has been made in our master bathroom and I'm looking forward to sharing that with you soon.  This week, we should know whether a frameless shower enclosure is possible.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~






28 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love these lights too and they are gorgeous in your kitchen.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your new light. My master chandy came from them, but out of my pocket.:(

Deserae said...

The new light looks great in your kitchen....love the bigger size too! I'm still looking for a light for my downstairs bath so I'm going to head over there and see what I can find.
~Des

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I've always loved the look of school house lighting...the new light looks great in your kitchen and I like the smaller one in your hallway!

Sally Somervill said...

Like Martina, I have always loved schoolhouse light fixtures. We had a similar light to yours in the kitchen of our old house, I miss it. Track lighting in our current kitchen. The lighting looks awesome in both spaces, you've added so much character.
Sally

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I have always loved this style light and this is what I want for our bathroom. It looks wonderful in your kitchen!
Hugs,
Sherry

Art and Sand said...

I love the light you chose.

Missy George said...

Looks great Kelly..So nice to have a handy husband..Have a wonderful week..

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I like your new light and it looks great in the kitchen! I've never heard of Build.com, but it's good to find out about new websites. Thanks for the info. :)

Ron said...

I do adore that style light too. It looks great!

chateau chic said...

Love your new light, Kelly. Looks great in your kitchen.
Mary Alice

Linda said...

I like your light, too!!! LOVED seeing more of your kitchen!!! I feel like I'm peeking in a window!!

20 North Ora said...

Love your new light but love the old one also! So perfect!

Judy

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Your new light is so pretty and perfect for your kitchen. I like that it goes with the one you moved, but not exactly the same. We need to continue to replace our builder lights.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your new light fixture, Kelly! I've been thinking of doing this style over my kitchen sink...looks like it puts out good light, too!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I have a thing for lights, and I really love what you picked. It's something how a light fixture can really change a space!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You can never go wrong with classic schoolhouse lights! I love the look! I bought a huge vintage light like it for only $30, but I gave it to our youngest daughter and she's got it hanging in her entryway.
I hope you're able to do your frameless shower, Kelly!

Marissa said...

Love the new light fixture. I just love it when I put something new up.. How exciting .. And what a great hubby!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new light in the kitchen...it looks great in there.
~Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks great Kelly!!....that schoolhouse light is perfect in your kitchen!!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Lucky you! Looks great!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh I love it!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Looks perfect to me, Kelly. xo Laura

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I just love your style Kelly! I love that light fixture. Sometimes things breaking is a good thing :)
I'm so behind... about to go check out your bathroom reno.

Katie Mansfield said...

Cute light fixtures. I love school house lights.

Babs R said...

Love your new light fixture. It's perfect.

Cynthia said...

Great choice Kelly. Isn't it great having your own handy man. I love that I have one.

Cindy

Anne said...

Love your new light! Perfect in your French farmhouse kitchen Kelly!