Jun 7, 2011

Ottava Over the Kitchen Sink

This post is loooooong overdue...... remember the list of projects I was hoping to work on when my parents were visiting?  Yeah, two months ago?  Well, my dad did help me hang the light fixture above the kitchen sink, just like he helped me replace the ceiling light in my son's bedroom.  And now I can see my kitchen sink with clarity.... and all those dirty dishes.  Nice!!

Our kitchen has a ton of recessed lights and I wanted to replace the one over the sink with a pendant light, specifically the Ottava light from Ikea.  I bought a recessed fixture converter (made by Hampton Bay available at Home Depot) and it made the process really, really simple.

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Well, simple according to my dad.  I was more like the proud assistant.... he said screwdriver, I handed him a screwdriver.  He said light, I handed him the fixture.  And so on.  Here he is installing the converter.... I think while he was standing up on the counter, he said something about not posting his picture to the blog.  Hmmm, request denied.  Sorry dad, your handiwork is too good not to be published :).

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I also bought a medallion to cover the larger-sized whole in the ceiling, then I painted it the color of the ceiling to blend it in a little better.  Almost done....

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Done...

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And here's a few more angles of the light in the kitchen...

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And since I love before and after pictures so much, I'll take you back to where we started.... here's what the kitchen looked liked shortly after we purchased the house...

Kitchen Before

Then after a little paint and decorating....

Kitchen Progress

And now with the new pendant light....

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Next project for this room..... window treatments!!!

PS - Thanks dad!

Linking up to Remodelaholic and Chic on a Shoestring Decorating.

3 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous. Your Dad did a great job!

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  2. Thanks! I'll pass along the compliment :)

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  3. I have really similar style pendants hanging in my own kitchen - I love that they have a little bit of an industrial vibe! Fab work :)

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