Another One Bites the Dust

Another builder basic light GONE!!

I started with this:

Basic Above Sink LightAbove my kitchen sink(ok… ok…that is actually the one in my hallway…but they are the same light and I will get better at taking before pictures).  Might not be a boob light, but it’s still pretty…well….nondescript.

Now I have this:Ikea Ottava Upgraded Light

Ahhhh…so much better… You are looking at the Ikea Ottava pendant light…the copper cake molds are thrifted.  How good would they look against a dark charcoal gray wall? Something like Sherwin Williams Iron Ore? SO GOOD!  Like the wall in this Vintage Revivals $150 Guest Room Makeover.

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore Gray Wall

Vintage Revivals

I am going to raise my cabinets to the ceiling ala Domestic Imperfection.  I can’t figure out what to do with that space above the cupboards.  Just collects dust.  One thing at a time I suppose.

Have you replaced any light fixtures lately? Taken any trips to Ikea?  Is Ikea really far away from you, too, so you have to order things on Ebay, like me, that Ikea doesn’t make available online?  Contemplating painting a dark color in your kitchen?

Thanks for stopping in.  Have a great day!



  1. When we lived in the states, our Ikea was also about two hours away, so we made our Quarterly Ikea Shopping list. It worked out well for us because we were able to set money aside and come home with much more than just the items on our list. In my opinion, Ikea is like an amusement park for grown-ups. It’s just downright FUN! And I always ate the Swedish meatballs for lunch. Just keep you online shopping list, save money, and go a few times a year–you won’t regret it!


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