Farmhouse Kitchen Redesign: Lighting

farmhouse kitchen ceiling fan

I’m going forward full force on this farmhouse kitchen redesign, and today I have the first little update for you all – the lighting! Not only did we update the main light and ceiling fan, but we also updated the light that is in the adjacent ‘sink room’.  Our sink room is a separate little room off the main kitchen.  Since our home was built in the late 1800’s, it wasn’t build with indoor plumbing and the room with the sink was added later down the road (you can get a better view of it in the photo below!).  Regardless, we have both lights replaced in today’s kitchen update! 

Let’s get stared in the main kitchen area.  A few weeks ago, you’ll remember I wrote about non-ugly ceiling fans because I needed a new one in my kitchen. I had hated my old kitchen ceiling fan pretty much since they day we installed it.  But back in 2008, there were very very few nice looking options, so we chose the best of what was available at the time.  Throughout the years, nicer and better fans were hitting the mainstream market and when that old fan broke, I knew I could find something cool and new.

Although there were lots of more industrial looking options, I felt like my kitchen could use a little femininity and went with a shaded light with crystal accent.  It’s both classic to mesh with the victorian-era home and simple enough to work with our more minimal furnishings. To see the old fan and my kitchen circa 2010, click here.  It’s mostly the exact same, save the lighting. But, of course, I’m looking to change that!

Now, onto the other light fixture, the sink room light.



The before is actually pretty embarrassing.  Why did I let a cheap 1950’s dish light stay in my house for the last 9 years?  I have no clue.  Let’s just chalk it up to me putting it out of my mind on purpose and therefore forgetting about it’s existence.  Then, just a few weeks ago in my weekly LIST, I came across the pretty enameled pendant from World Market, I knew it would make a perfect new addition to our sink room.


farmhouse kitchen light pendant

kitchen fan

So, there you have it, friends!  Two new lights, two slightly different, but complementary styles.  I’ve imagined that both fixtures are comfortable in the victorian era home with one a little classic and feminine and one a little industrial. I think they’ll both work in well with the end-look I have envisioned for the kitchen (see the plans here!).

Here is the full list:

  • New Lighting
  • Brass Cabinet Hardware
  • Butcher Block Countertops
  • Glass Front Upper Cabinets
  • Classic Kilim Rug
  • Fresh Paint
  • Brass Kitchen Faucet

I’ll keep you up to date on the sourcing, shopping, and decisions we will need to make for the balance projects!  I can’t wait!

Have a wonderful week!

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