Pendant Lighting Over Island

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6 Hours
Finally we were able to put the 2 pendant lights over the island.1st let me say the cost of this was originally added to the very start of the kitchen renovation
how it finally looks and the white ceiling tiles line up with the copper tiles located in the dining area
I had 2 of these shades and purchased the electrical components to wire the lights ourselves from amazon
what we were trying to hide..the small wall that was here and all the nail and screw holes
so the true 1st step was all about center over the island and to make sure it lined up with the detail over the dining table and to figure out the light placement
Once we knew where the boxes were going to be we cut the holes
then the fishing began...from this hole to the one centered over the sink by the window...
and then fishing over another line to the 2nd fixture....Once we fished the new electrical lines it was time to put the boxes in
then the next step was to place the ceiling tiles in what we hoped was the right measurements....with liquid nails and black headed screws we attached 1st the white ceiling tiles...all those brown marking are from the old wall that was there
then the 2nd white tile
and the 3rd white tile making sure it fit perfect to the electrical box
after that we took the remaining copper hued tiles and cut them in equal sizes to trim the white tiles
attaching each the same way as the white tiles,liquid nails and screws
the corner pieces were tiles cut into 4 identical pieces
then we attached the light fixture after wiring the electrical lines
thinking of putting either edison lights or smaller wattage to show the glass globe off better

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  • Jodi Jodi on Aug 07, 2018

    i love the sliding doors! Is the pup wearing diapers or are my eyes deceiving me?

  • Deborah Garoui Deborah Garoui on Aug 07, 2018

    Is that dog in a diaper?

  • Connie Cook-Core Connie Cook-Core on Aug 14, 2018

    Why did you use black screws on the white tiles?


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  • Mary Neumann Mary Neumann on Aug 22, 2018

    Need more light in my kitchen ,I love the look of the tiles but Id like a old style hanging light of somekind you guys done a great job.

    • Susan Davia Susan Davia on Aug 22, 2018

      make your own lights...look for pendants and buy electrical components to make your own light....we did that

  • Tracy Tracy on Jun 04, 2021

    What a super job, looks great!

    • Susan Davia Susan Davia on Jun 04, 2021

      thank you...we have done more work in the kitchen from upper cabinets,new appliances,and tracking lighting