Kitchen Pendant Lighting ORC Week 3

3 pendant lights over sink the Honeycomb Home

Week 3-we are halfway there….Yikes! I’ve made progress since week 2, but I wish I were further along than I am. As I mentioned last week, we did get our new pendant lighting installed above our sink area. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Lamps Plus, one of the official sponsors of the One Room Challenge,  for sponsoring* these Old Bronze Mini Pendants for this makeover. I just love this new lighting.

Mason Jar Pendant Light lamps plus


I haven’t previously shared a before photo of the kitchen from this angle. We had two pendants on a track hanging above the sink before. I’ve wanted these changed out for years, as well as wanting to get rid of the track that they hung from.

kitchen sink area before


Luckily my husband, John,  is great with electrical work and was able to switch the two old pendants for the 3 new ones, minus the track!

Installing Pendant lighting


And he even looked happy doing it.



After John had them installed, I added my regular light bulbs. Then I realized they would look much cuter with Edison bulbs instead. Here is a shot showing one of each type of bulb in the pendant.

Edison Bulbs


As you can see from the photo below, still no countertops. But I do have an install date set for next week which will still give us two weekends to complete everything else. We removed the old backsplash and I’ve gotten a good amount of the cabinets painted. Notice that a few of the upper cabinets are still without doors, I’m still working on those.

Pendant lights over sink area


Although I’ve only crossed one additional thing off our list since last week, a few of the others are halfway there. We made over my kitchen table last weekend, which I shared a sneak peek of on my Instagram. I’m still working on making over the chairs. Painting the cabinets is almost done.

  • Buy a new refrigerator
  • Add a row of cabinetry above the existing cabinets to extend to the ceiling
  • New countertops
  • New undermount sink
  • New backsplash
  • Paint existing cabinets
  • Add glass fronts to some of the cabinet doors
  • Install lighting in new upper cabinets
  • Install lighting under lower cabinets
  • Add new cabinetry hardware
  • Install new pendants over the sink
  • Completely makeover the existing table and chairs
  • Paint the walls

Thanks again to Lamps Plus for sponsoring my kitchen lighting! They are a pleasure to work with, with incredible customer service. I would highly recommend them for your lighting needs. I am also using lighting from Lamps Plus to light my upper cabinets as well as the lowers, but that is yet to be installed.

I’ll see you back here next week with my Week 4 progress. Be sure to check out my Instagram for sneak peeks!


Week 1-  Kitchen Before Photos

Week 2- Kitchen Design Plan

Week 3- Kitchen Pendant Lighting

Week 4- Installing Cabinetry Hardware

Week 5-  DIY Farmhouse Table

Week 6-  Kitchen Makeover Reveal


 *You can read my full disclosure on sponsored posts here.


  1. This is so much fun to follow your progress! You are well on your way and everything is lovely.
    I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    Enjoyed visiting,
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  2. What fantastic lighting. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  3. I really like the pendant lights you chose – I almost wish we would have installed a few when we redid our kitchen. Hopefully the counters come in on time!

  4. We just took out the wall between our dining and kitchen. It looks almost identical to your photo.
    We went looking for pendant lights as lp and didn’t find anything we like and I just found you over at Maryanne’s party. We are also working with HD ! laura{not a trophy wife}

    1. I’ll be sure to check out your kitchen progress, good luck with it!

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