If you have been following us, you know that it takes us a long time to make a decision on lighting! Actually on anything design-wise… I had a vision in my head of how I thought our large open concept living space should look and it took me a long time to find the right products. These pendant lights really tie in well with the industrial ceiling fans that we already installed in the morning and living rooms. We chose olde bronze to pull in some of the antique brown colors from the fans as well as the wood from the brown orb light we picked for above the kitchen table. We bought them on a huge deal from Joss and Main! This was my second experience ordering from them, they were quick and very helpful!
We chose the large pendants with seedy glass and I just love them. I couldn’t help but pull them out of the box to take a look as soon as they arrived!
We put Nolan to bed and got ready to install. Per the instructions, it was supposed to be a 15 minute install. Apparently they did not account for the intellect of a landscape architect and a nurse anesthetist…..it took us 2.5 hours, yikes! We ended up only getting one light done that night
The builders had prewired for 2 pendants so we were all set with wires. We shut off the power after getting the light all together and picking our height etc. for the pole. Google was super helpful, because I had no idea there was a “right” and a “wrong” height to hang a pendant light. It makes total sense though, you don’t want to block your view when you are standing at the island. Ours hang just shy of 32 inches above the countertop.
Installing lights, or doing any DIY projects are very challenging with my recovery. I am not allowed to lift more than 15 pounds and not able to do repetitive arm motions, which means holding lights over my head for extended periods of time while Zak installs them is not really on the list and will set me back in my recovery. We have gotten extremely creative with how we do projects as well as how I function around the house in everyday tasks (bath time, bed time, cooking etc). Our solution for this project was stacking things to help support the light and using some copper wire as an assistant!
W were up until midnight hanging that first light and just didn’t have the energy to do the next one. But luckily, the next day we had family in for a belated Christmas celebration. The second light took about half of the time and was much easier with an actual person helping! Thanks Bob!
I just love them!! What do you think??