Friday, February 24, 2012

Put a Hex on me

One remnant from our old kitchen was really a thorn in my side for the last few months; this dirty old lamp. The problem was that I really didn't see anything I thought a) suited the kitchen, and b) matched or somewhat coordinated with our hanging pendant over the peninsula.


I had thought about the hexagonal pendants from Restoration Hardware because they were the same aged bronze (nearly black) finish while most others that appealed to me had chrome finishes, and I liked their neat lines, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on the price.

But a few weeks ago I was out shopping with a girl friend when we found this box in a corner at HomeSense. It was a perfect replica, and the price was insanely good at $79 so I thought I would bring it home to see how I liked it in person.

Being the sweet guy he is, Sean held it up while I debated on how I felt. But without any other contenders on the horizon we decided to go ahead and give it a chance. After living with it a few weeks I can honestly say that it is the perfect fit for our fun/industrial vibe. I still need to track down a cool filament bulb, but I just had to share!

It is a perfect match in color to the light fixture only feet away, which was my biggest concern.

It is strange that I hadn't even thought about it before, but it actually makes so much sense visually because the room is hexagonal, so the light fixture (and antique table) really play up the odd shape really well.


Now I just need to finish these darn slipcovers!!

What do you think, crazy, cool or undecided?

49 comments:

Elaine said...

love it! think it looks great :)

Vintage Home said...

oh your kitchen is fabulous!..This new fixture is perfect in your seating area...which by the way is such a great idea....such a cozy spot!

Lisa Bak said...

Well, I have the RH fixtures, so I am loving the price you paid. Lucky lady.

Samantha said...

I think it looks great in your space!

Michelle said...

I never would have chosen that for the space, but it looks incredible there!! I also love how the dark finish plays against the light colors. Fab!

Quilting Grannie said...

Love it!!

The Chatty Housewife said...

Cool!

Beth said...

Is it weird that I love both fixtures just as much?

Kelly said...

Really lovely! It adds so much to the whole space.

Nicole said...

I have been eyeing the same light from Restoration Hardware-I'm SO glad I saw your post :)
LOVE it!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Ooooh...love it! Oh how I wish we had a Home Sense around these parts! Awesome score :)
Oh, and Home Depot carries the Reproduction Edison bulbs for HALF the price that you will find online (from Rejuvenation, RH, etc.). I think I paid around $8 each for mine and I love them!
Here is the online link:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100661879/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=edison&storeId=10051

They sell them in the stores by the single price though!

Emily Kate said...

Perfection, your style sense is spot on sista!

Lorraine said...

Love it!

Paint Me White said...

It looks great in that room Holly. Can't say its something I would choose but now that its up it looks unreal. Sandy x

Liz Marie said...

holy crap. I love that light fixture! I would have never picked it for the space.. But it works soooo well & looks amazing!!! The whole space is fabulous!

Cate said...

so so charming! What a great price too!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

I think it's perfect. Love that kitchen!!!

Andrea @ The Miller Spot said...

Agreed--the perfect choice. I LOVE this fixture!

Jenna said...

Most definitely cool!!! I LOVE it!

With a little imagination said...

Love the light!
Love the price!!
You are so lucky, we have a lack of gorgeous lighting here in Australia let alone bargain pricing.

modern jane said...

I think it's crazy awesome!

LisaMende said...

it's perfect!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Wow the light fixture looks great..I just love the whole thing...Amazing I just love blogging...Blessings Lori

Kelly said...

I love it! It does work well with your house and your decor. I can see why you were worried about finding the right light. I think that Lowes has those filament bulbs you're talking about. Do you have one of those in Canada? I don't know. That cool shape will become the focal point for that little space off the kitchen. It's perfect!

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE the new light! It is perfect!!! xo Rachel

InteriorGroupie said...

What an absolute steal! I love it..I noticed Homesense has been carrying fixtures (really nice ones) lately -b ut hadn't seen this one. LOVE IT!

Terry said...

Ooh, Aah, Drool, Lucky you!

Oleander said...

Crazy cool!! i have to say, i live in the same city as you and i was at Homesense the other day and saw these and did not buy one...... i've been kicking myself big time. It really looks great

gillar girl said...

so, so perfect. i love it.

Carrie said...

Love it. Love the price.

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Totally cool!

Jennifer said...

Super Cool! Love it!

Kris Vogelsang said...

COOL! I love the new light, but have always drooled over the counter light. Your turqouise dresser is fabulous too!Love the pop of color!

Shannon Dew said...

I love it!!!

28years said...

Love, love, love it! What an amazing price, too!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

I love it! For $79.00 it's a keeper!

flowerlady464 said...

Don't you just love it when you find the perfect piece on the cheap! Looks like it was designed for the space.

To The Moon and Back said...

I LOVE it!

Holly Austin said...

Lovelovelove it!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Love the new fixture! It is definitely perfect for the space.

Great find! :)

tina said...

Love it!!!!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Well I'm sending you another message...I just spent an hour or so looking up your archives & wow I am so so inspired ...So happy I do not work tomorrow...What will I do!!! Blessings Lori

Terese said...

that pendant is incredible. love it!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

Oooh I like. I especially like the industrial/vintage vibe going on in the kitchen & the pretty snow on the trees isn't bad either. Spring will be here before we know it. First time here, stopping by from pinterest. Thanks for the eye candy.

Miss Rubio said...

I love it...and love that little area too, so cozy on a cold snowy day. xx

Ann E. said...

Love it! What a cozy space entirely!

Janvi said...

Nice collection...Thanks for sharing with us...I really like it... Kitchen Labels

amy said...

Wow I love everything about this room! Love the mint green, love the light fixture, love it all!

-Amy

theblissfulbeeblog.blogspot.com

Shorely Chic said...

just discovered your blog and I'm in love with it! Your kitchen is GORG!!!

 
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