June 7, 2010Replacing Our Kitchen Light – Retro Weekend Warriors
Ahhhh. I can’t even begin to tell you how satisfied I am with the subject of this post. The 1980’s lighting that is scattered around our ranch is something that bugs us like crazy. We have slowly begun finding period-appropriate vintage lights for most of the areas, including a fantastic Sputnik for the entryway, but the perfect kitchen light continues to elude us.
But we decided we didn’t care to wait anymore.
This is Tom staring hatefully at the lamp that has hung in our kitchen for the last year and a half. I, personally, hate this light. I know Tom does. Look at him, staring at it. It is very Victorian-ice-cream parlor, while we are going for cool-atomic-kitchen. Not quite the same vibe.
So, we decided we were going to switch it out for a cheap mid-mod substitute until we can get our hands on the real deal. Here is Tom, pretending like he knows nothing about changing a lamp. Which is ridiculous because he has totally changed like, three lights. Two without any of my Dad’s help.
I am kidding, he does a great job. 🙂
See, look at how well he is changing the light while I stand off to the side, not helping at all. Unless taking pictures and criticizing is helping. In which case, I was a great help.
The light we decided to use was an inexpensive, classic style we bought at Lowe’s last weekend. This stainless steel pendant was cheap at $35 and fits our style.
See, here is Tom’s fine wiring job!
Attaching the top.
Ta-da! Finished! It isn’t perfect, by any means, but it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the pink wheat light. Oh, and the kitten cages kind of dominate the background. Little brats! Hopefully the last few will find good homes soon.
Umm…anyone want a kitten??? 🙂