Since we recently converted the dining room to "The Nook", and removed the two glass lanterns that used to hang over the dining table, I haven't been thrilled with the lighting situation in this space.
I first thought adding pendant lighting over the island might be the answer,
but after three years of cooking, entertaining and living in this kitchen,
we have all gotten used to not having something hanging over our heads.
Not to mention, baseballs, footballs and basketballs fly through this room on a daily basis.
I would be setting myself up for disaster by adding something breakable right smack dab
in the middle of our most used space in the house.
It is quite the miracle that those three plates you see hanging on the wall are still hanging there.
There have certainly been some close calls, but somehow, they have survived.
Ruling out pendant lighting over the island, leads me to this area, "The Nook".
Seems like the perfect spot to add some light, not to mention, a little interest.
Here are a few fixtures I've been eyeing.......
The Brentwood Pendant from West Elm
The Turning Pendant, also from West Elm.
We will only be hanging one light here.
Therefore, the electrical box will have to moved to the center of the room,
and the two existing ones, taken out.
Since some drywall repair work will be needed and the ceiling will have to re-painted,
I think I might add some color up there (just in the Nook).
Nothing drastic, just a hint of color.
One thing always leads to another, doesn't it.
I hope to make some decisions and get started on this project very soon.
I will keep you posted, of course.