Friday, January 27, 2012

Pendant Light

The contracter for our new kitchen is dependable, honest and a personal friend. Out of the kindness of his heart, he presented me with an old, brass pendant light, knowing I would love and appreciate it! It needed a complete overhaul, including a rewiring. I wanted to tackle it, but it was too much for me. Mr D was able to do that part of it...thank you, honey!

Because it was old with years of paint collected on it and the brass would have needed to be polished, I chose to paint it. I used a metallic paint not because of the metallic but because it was the closest color to match the kitchen hardware. I was very pleased with the results!
 - Before -
 - After -
It was disappointing when the pull chain broke even though it would not have been used. We replaced it with a knob switch. I'm really liking this thoughtful gift from our thoughtful contractor...thank you, Paul Nissley!

7 comments:

Revi said...

I love the look of it, and I love the sentiment and effort you took to use it! :)
-Revi

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Very nice! A perfect addition for you. How are ya making out in your ruthless editing?

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Looks great!
I'm wanting to know how it goes with your editing, too. I'm hoping to start that process myself soon.

Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

Hi! Just stopping by from KrisKraft. Thanks for coming by and saying hello. I love the light!! It has such a great shape. You have done so many amazing projects! Thanks for sharing.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh...I like it!
It adds charm to your kitchen. Nice contractor... so sweet of him to gift you with such a beauty.
I don't guess a replacement pull chain would work in there?
I've had to replace one of those in a ceiling fan before-- but not an old light like yours.
Very charming.
Pat

Passionate for White said...

Looks great!!!

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