Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A broken pendent light leads to a quick & inexpensive update

Last weekend the hubby had to take the pendent light down over the kitchen sink and rewire it. 
That got me to thinking!?!
We put these lights in 10 years ago when we moved in. I think they were in need of a little update! So I took the ride to Home Depot with the hubs, and while he went and got what he needed I went and found these new globes. They remind me of milk glass with a white vain in it. It's hard to tell from the pics.
The two pendents and the fixture over the kitchen table all got a new look.
He's the Before...
And the After...

An easy, inexpensive update! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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47 comments:

Ron said...

Looks great, Martina!

Shelia said...

Morning, Martina! Such a subtle difference but such a difference. I love this. Wish I had a sweet light over my sink!
Have a blessed day and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A little update, but they look great, Martina! I love the longer shape.

chateau chic said...

I like how easy that was to give your lights an update! You probably feel like you have a whole new light fixture.
Mary Alice

Andrea said...

big difference for such a little change! Great new look!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Yes I can see the white vein. Love the update.

Cindy Ritchie said...

That was easy! I like the new longer shaped globes. Great update.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You are so smart!
What a great difference and you did not even have to replace it for a completely updated look.
Great tip, Martina!
xox
A

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

They look great! I love the milk glass look.

Anne said...

So much prettier!

Deserae said...

Looks great....very pretty!
~Des

Kelly said...

It's always nice to be able to do inexpensive updates, isn't it? I like how yours look. I look around my house and ALWAYS see something that could use updating it seems. Ha!

Dawn said...

Nice new shape, it sure updates the piece.

Cynthia said...

What a big difference, they look great.

Cynthia

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great idea Martina! Less expensive than buying a whole, new light fixture!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Martina! A small change makes a big difference! I am loving your place mats...do you remember where you found them?

XO,
Jane

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

the new globes really updated that fixture.. great cheap fix with max impact~!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

They look great Martina!
Nice update!
Pam

Cindy said...

Your light fixtures now look wonderful! I love them. I also love the view out your sliding glass doors, very pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the little things really do make a difference!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the new shape of the globes...I am sure that you are enjoying your new light fixtures...beautiful Martina!!

Gina said...

They looks so pretty. You can't go wrong with a simple update that gives great results.

xinex said...

Very pretty, Martina. Really like them...Christine

Anne said...

Martina that changed the way your fixture looks!I really love the way it looks now! I liked it before too but is always fun to change isn't it!
xx
Anne

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I was eyeing those at Home Depot too! They're really pretty.
xo, Andrea

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Now, how easy was that? Love the new globes! Don't you just love simple changes like that?

Olive Cooper said...

You know I am into lighting-love it.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a beautiful update.

Judy said...

I love little changes that make a big impact. Great job.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Small updates like this sometimes make such a difference. Looks great!

Finding Home said...

Subtle change - big impact! Take care, Laura

Karen said...

Nice update Martina, its funny how small changes can make a huge impact.

Domestic Sweetheart said...

Very pretty blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)
xo
www.domesticsweetheart.com

Christy @ Our Southern Home said...

Love your blog...now following!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Very nice update in fixtures!
I bet you notice them every time your in the kitchen.
All the Best,
Christine

Leslie Harris said...

what a pretty kitchen shot, so amazing how little things can make a difference.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

At The Picket Fence said...

Those quick fixes are the best and it looks lovely Martina! :-)
Vanessa

Holly said...

Easy and it makes your fixture look more chunky. I like it!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

So pretty, and your views are the real show stoppers. Love looking out your windows.

Pamela said...

Great little update Martina!

Debbiedoo's said...

Perfect new look Martina!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, So nice! Very clean and updated. I love your table and the pendant works so well with it!!! Don't you love the little changes that make our homes feel so like new!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

I love the update! The globes make such a difference! Life to the full, Melissa

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Martina,
Am coming over from Kim's to tell you that I love your livingroom. So pretty and welcoming. Very nice touches, and I see you like Thomas
Kincaide as well. Was so sorry to hear of his passing..........

Love your blog, very nice and fun!
Loved checking out all your other posts as well. Cause I love decorating too. Your light fixture change looks great, so amazing how small changes like that make such a difference.

Have a great day, and I am your newest follower.
blessings, Nellie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Little updates can make a huge difference!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Little updates can make a huge difference!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Subtle...but nice!
I love easy projects.
Pat

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