Monday, January 26, 2015

I've Been Shopping, Part Two

We have been trying to finish up our kitchen.  Our backsplash is finally all installed.  The original outlets and switches didn't look good against the tile, so we had to redo all those.  I also was not a big fan of the original lights we installed over the island and peninsula.  Our ceiling is vaulted and the big box stores did not have anything long enough to look reasonable over the island.  But, in order to get an occupancy permit, all the lights had to be installed.  So I bought the longest pendants I could find, tried like six different colors and styles of shades, picked the least offensive, and here we are two years later.  
Better color representation.
The existing pendants are way too short.
They stop above the top of my upper cabinets.
 




I happened to look through a lighting advertisement from Joss & Main last month and saw some pendants I thought would look good.  After verifying that the chain on them is actually 10 feet long, I took the plunge and ordered them.  I was a little leery because if the lights didn't work out, I could return them but would receive a credit instead of my money back.  They had the best price by far, so I decided to take a chance.  And the shipping was only $10 for four large boxes.  They arrived Fed Ex within a few days.  I opened up one of the boxes.  So far, so good.They arrived this week and I can't wait until my husband installs them.  We will have to rent a taller ladder in order to install them, so it might be a bit.  I can't wait!!





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