Pendant Lights for a Kitchen Island

Finding pendant lights for your kitchen island might be fun for some, but was really stressful for me. I wanted something understated, sort of industrial, but timeless also. It had to be glass, because there was no way I wanted to obstruct the best view in the house. But would it be a single three light fixture, separate pendants, round, bell shaped, school house, ahhhhh just too many choices. I mean everyone’s choices always look perfect and super expensive.

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After four purchased and returned light fixtures, I can tell you trial and error is the slowest process, but gave me the peace of mind I needed. I ended up using Restoration Hardware’s Ribbed Glass Filament 14″. With 20% from their recent sale, I only bought two they were $200 a piece. Not bad.

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Finished product looks amazing…but be warned: their upper light plate doesn’t cover a standard blue socket box. From certain angles you can see the blue peaking out. I’m going to have to paint the blue box to hide it.

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Like my chandelier?! They are alternating acrylic and glass panels. You can see the etched ferns on the glass. An awesome craigslist find for $50!

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Stay tuned for my custom steel staircase…

 

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