Light it Up

We have never done multiple major projects at one time, and our home looks like a war zone! We are crossing fingers to wrap up the major stuff before Summer is officially over. If you want to catch up on the kitchen portion of our chaos, check out our last #MAHAHKitchenReno update here, and the first reno post here. The pressure is on! We wanted to swap out this dated and ugly light that’s been hanging out in our kitchen for a little too long. She’s seen better days.


So has her back side. We removed her with the plan of taking a few hours to add a few more holes to make three holes total, and hang up the pendants we got at Barn Light Electric. I am still shocked they are only $124 because they are good. Really good.

brass kitchen lightingkitchen-light-replacement-2


Joey had planned to run the electrical on the ceiling itself, but after some talk about it not looking clean and seamless, we decided to run it behind the scenes.


We actually had to hop on Angie’s List and find a Master Electrician to do the job. It ran us about $225 to have two more holes cut and connected to the power supply and prepped for us to hang the pendants.



That probably saved us about 10 hours of noodling around trying to figure it out, and saved me from having a heart attack. I am down to DIY just about anything, but the thought ofJoey playing with electricity, or getting too high on a ladder makes me feel like I am going to just flat out puke with fear.



After the electricity was A-OK, a quick coat of paint fixed all the ugly up right quick, and Joey installed the glorious bras beauties below.




I swear I make extra trips to the kitchen just to turn the lights on and look at them.

Next up is counter installation, sink replacement, faucet replacement, and backsplash wrap. We also need to get on painting that red door white. Make sure to check out our Instagram to see up-to-date pics and tips on on kitchen reno. Follow #MAHAHKitchenReno for the feed. I keep trying to visualize our new counters while staring at this rendering below. It’s killing me! I am so excited the installation date is almost here!

vt industries, marble countertops

We also started a Pin Board on Pinterest to organize our inspiration. Feel free to drop by and spill some knowledge there too!

Doing your own kitchen and have some helpful tips to keep it affordable? Get the conversation going in the comments. Still looking for anyone who has VT Dimensions countertops! Would love to know your story of what you picked and how they look!

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  1. Love the pendants!

  2. Totally digging those lights and painted trim… starting to see that more and feeling braver about my original thought of doing that in our kitchen!

  3. We must use the latest lights designs to give an extra ordinary look to our house and office.


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