But I no longer require the Foto pendant fixtures. I thought I wanted them. But then I saw the very same sort of fixture in a local lighting store, and the polished, smooth lines looked too modern for our very vintage kitchen.
I am working on a few new projects for the kitchen... An overlay on the ceiling, which will cover the wonky drywall and 384792734 can lights the previous owners installed. Hardwood floors (I can't wait!!) New counters (no more laminate!!). And, of course, new lighting.
We picked up two ceiling fans today. (Hampton Bay's Farmington in Natural Iron). We will be ordering the schoolhouse light kits for them.
I picked up a little school house shade from Habitat Restore. I need to get a vintage-feeling fixture to go with it. (I want it to look like something out of School House Electric, which is out of my budget for now.)
And, finally, I need 2 pendant lights hanging over the island.
This guy is the Cortland, from Pottery Barn Kids. At $200 a pop, this is not an option, so of course, I had to find something a bit less.
I have it narrowed down to these 2 options. The darker one below here is the Pottery Barn Kids Depot Lamp. It has the round shape that I like, and I love the wire guard over the light that gives it that "industrial" feel. These are $90 each, so they seem like a bit of a splurge yet are still in our budget:
And this one is available from Home Depot online. (Not available in stores). I like the fitting ont he top - it has the industrial look at the Cortland has. It has comes in an aged pewter finish. Since the ceiling fans are black, we may decide to spray these to match, but I haven't decided yet. Might need to hang them and see it all together before decided on that. But at $50 each, I think these are the first choice:
Which one is YOUR favorite?