Kitchen Re-Vamp Week 2 ORC

Hey friends! Welcome back to week 2 of our One Room Challenge Project! If you visited my post from last week then you saw my inspiration images and know where we are headed. If you didn't, you can see that post here

We needed more light and bar stools right away so we went ahead and installed the pendants and ordered stools as soon as we got settled. I have been itching to share this space but the sink and faucet were such an eye sore in every capture. I knew I needed to be patient and I am so excited to finally be able to reveal the big picture! 

(You can find links to all of the items we added at the bottom of this post.)

If you saw my inspiration images you may have noticed cone pendants in a few of them. I am loving this trend, a retro spin on the classic drum shade which ironically makes them feel uber modern. I wanted something clean, with simple lines, and large in scale to fill the space above our 12 foot island. I knew they would be perfect so I set out in search of the perfect ones. Much to my dismay I couldn't find a single one in any color for less than $300 each. With needing three of them, that just wasn't going to happen. I did find a few diy tutorials and they were great but I felt like there HAD to be an easier, less complicated option out there. 

After a few rounds between the lighting aisles at Lowes I picked out three hanging light kits (meant for round drum pendants) and a few lamp shades. I got home and Voila! It was literally that easy. I could hardly believe it. There is actually no diy involved in this DIY, isn't that wonderful news? 

As you can see below, we did have to use shorter light bulbs (which we found at Lowes as well). 

Now let's talk about this faucet. Isn't she a beaut? I've actually wanted this style in our last three houses over the last 2 years (Yea, if you are new here, that wasn't a typo, this is the third home we've bought in 25 months. Hopefully, it will be the last for at least a few years!) The vintage and collected feel she brings to this modern space is pure perfection. Her curvy lines add the perfect soft and slightly feminine touch.



We switched out the cheap, shallow, builder grade sink for this deeper, scratch resistant fiberglass  one. It was a steal at only $99 bucks! Since we kept the same drop in style, installation was a breeze!

I hope you enjoyed this peak at the progress we made this week. Thanks for stopping by!

You can find direct links to the products we purchased by simply clicking the images below. 



1 comment

  1. Those pendants are amazing!!! Love the clean lines. And the faucet and sink look beautiful! So amazed with all you have done in such a short amount of time!


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