Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vintage Kitchen Light Fixture

I love my kitchen since the new paint job, but one thing that has always been an issue has been the lighting on the counter at night. Until recently, I just added a lamp to give me the extra light I needed, but I have always longed for a cool light fixture that would fit with the look of the house and also provide great task lighting. Well, That day finally arrived!!!!

My wonderfully talented and handy Hubby built me this light fixture over the weekend! Yes, that's right... he built it from scratch! I showed him photos of the kind of fixture I wanted from (where else?) Pinterest,  and he made it happen! 

The shades were found on Ebay and after much searching he also found the little fixture that holds the light bulb. Then we went to Home Depot and bought plumbing pipe. 

 He put it all together, sprayed it all black, wired it, and spent quite a bit of time in the attic re-enforcing the space above the fixture so it would be nice and sturdy.

 I was doing the happy dance in my kitchen the first time I was able to really see what I was 
cooking!!!

I know he reads my blog pretty often so I would just like to say....
Thank you baby!! You are the best hubby ever!!!! 


34 comments:

American Cottage Antiques said...

Karen, I love the light fixture your hubby made for you, it's perfect! Thanks for sharing! Mary

sharon's shabby creations said...

Wow your kitchen is amazing!!!!

Hugs sharon

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Have missed your posting lately. What a lovely kitchen, and I bet food tastes better now that you can see it from beginning to yum! Good for you all being creative!

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

Wow Beautiful♥ Kitchen♥...♥
Hugs♥ Gaby..♥

bobbie said...

Great light ~ great hubby!!

Lavender Cottage said...

What a great guy to make you this light fixture! It matches the style of your kitchen and has freed up the corner where the lamp was.
Happy cooking and baking Karen.
Judith

morkaren said...

Sikken en skøn belysning du der har fået, jeg forstår godt du elsker dit køkken, det er så lækkert, og din mand fortjener din ros, giv ham et stort knus og lav noget rigtig lækkert mad til ham, det fortjener han. knus morkaren.

Terry Moore said...

Lucky you to have a hubby so talented...give him a good pat on the back will you! I think this fixture is perfect for your space. Great job.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

What a great ceiling fixture! So industrial chic looking. What a talented hubby. Mine could never do such a thing!

Judy McCarthy said...

Good lighting is essential.Glad you now have it.What a clever husband.In my next life, I'm going to marry a builder, who can also do physio treatments, and massage!!hehe! Looks very fresh and calm in your kitchen.
Nice views from your windows.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, what a great fixture and a great hubby, Karen! It looks like you will have plenty of light over this counter now. I'm still doing the lamp thing {I have two strategically placed}. I have the under cabinet lighting, just need for my hubby to make some time and install it.

audrey said...

Your light fixture is outstanding. It looks wonderful in your beautiful kitchen. I'm sure you will appreciate and love it for many years.
Thanks for sharing with us. Enjoy!!
audrey

Amy said...

Oh my , lucky you. Beautiful kitchen and talented hubby !

8)(8 said...

It's so adorable!

Cyn said...

Excellent Job Hubby!!!

Corry said...

oh what a beautiful kitchen do you have
Have a wonderful day
Corry

lynn cockrell said...

Your kitchen is so pretty and that new light fixture is totally genius!

Derrith said...

Wow Karen: Your kitchen is the stuff of dreams! The light fixture is so perfect too. Love it all! -Derrith

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

that is awesome! wow...I love your windows in your kitchen and dining area. and we are painting our kitchen in almost that same shade. Can't wait to get it done.

Erika said...

What an awesome Hubby!!! It looks great :)

artisticgardener said...

How great is that! Women with handy hubby's are so blessed (as your photos so eloquently demonstrate).

Looks great! :)

Missy George said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous..It might even interest me in cooking again just to spend time in it..

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Karen, Fortunate you to have a talented hubby. I love your windows. So much light and so unique with the angle on the top 1/3. I am trying to imagine how they look outside. Enjoy your weekend.

Marlynne said...

So special to have your own unique light fixture as well as get the light you needed

Art and Sand said...

How lucky to have a handy husband. Your new light fixture is wonderful.

Maureen said...

Wow, awesome fixture Karen! You are so lucky to have such a talented hubby! I love it!

Margo Mohney said...

This turned out perfect!! Well done to the hubby!!!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What a handy guy you have! Love your light fixture.

Halle said...

Super fun fixture! Love that it's homemade...OOAK!

donnaj said...

very cool! and a handy guy to have around :)

vicki said...

Hi Karen- that has to be the cutest kitchen light I've ever seen!! You really do have a great hubby! This is the perfect accent for your beautiful kitchen-- I hope you cooked your hubby something special!

xoxo
Vicki

Denise Kraft said...

Handy AND Cute!!! It looks wonderful!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

LOVELOVELOVE the new light what a wonderful and talented hubby too
So fun to see your pretty kitchen
Fabulous
xxoo
Pam

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Please tell your sweet hubby that he did did one outstanding job on this DIY light fixture...LOVE IT!!!

Blessings,
Linda

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