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Kitchen Pendant Light Makeover

I wanted to share the  pendant light over my kitchen window with you. I couldn’t find anything I liked. I knew I wanted a pendant light, but some of them were over $100 I had an idea to change out the glass on our pendant light to make it look fresh and new and paint it. After the big kitchen remodel it just wasn’t in the budget to buy something so expensive.

Kitchen window over sink with kitchen pendant light makeover

It just shows how easily a light fixture can be updated with a new shade or cover. This glass globe was really, really affordable. In fact, our local Habitat for Humanity store always has random glass globes like this too from time to time. It’s an easy way to upcycle an older chandelier or pendant light.

Pendant light over the kitchen window

This kitchen pendant light makeover is so pretty with it’s glass globe and brass chain. It’s really almost the pendant light of my dreams. It’s amazing on how just swapping out the glass can make such a big difference! I took it down and gave it a coat of spray paint. Yep, that’s the same light. Thank goodness for the power of paint! It really made the entire light look brand new.
 I love how farmhouse-y our kitchen looks with the pendant light and the herbs growing on the windowsill, I might get to my farmhouse dreams yet.
Spray painted kitchen pendant light
All it took was a coat of brass paint, a light spray of brown over the top to tone down the brass, a replacement globe from the hardware store, and a  cool bulb is from Anthropologie. The bulb from Anthro? $18. The entire light fixture makeover with the new globe? $16. Funny huh? It’s one of the cheapest thing in our entire kitchen.

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22 Comments

  1. brilliant ♦ love the whole sink thing… wouldn’t mind doing the dishes in such a lovely location….

    wonderful blog… inspiring

  2. Wow what a transformation. I sure I would have passed the original up without a second thought. Now you have me thinking I’d better keep my eyes opened.

  3. Hello,

    Live it! It came out si pretty. I wish I could do that for one if my chandeliers but too afraid to try it.
    Thank you for sharing. It looks so good above your sink.
    Claudia

  4. Hi there ! Found you on Pinterest as we are in the midst of installing wood counter tops. This light fixture caught my eye, was hoping to find a link, and love that it’s a diy! Love it!

  5. Just saw your pendant light on pinterest and immediately knew this was the light I need for my kitchen. I can’t believe the before and after and can only hope I can do the same. Thanks for posting!

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