Sorry to leave ya hanging last time! I forgot to take a pic of what I chose--bad, bad blogger.
The last piece of the re-do was the new lighting. We replaced the ugly old track lighting with recessed cans and some pendant lighting. Oh my pendant lights--my new crush...
At first, we were going to do this ourselves. I bought the nifty circle cutter from Lowe's and their multi-pack of recessed-can lights. Well, the hubs doesn't know much about those things, my Pops was a busy bee, and our other possible help just didn't work out.
Anywho, we hired someone...they did a really nice job of cutting, patching and (besides the installation) putting in new switches for me. Yes, I will spare you the pic of the switches :)
Here are some pics of the process:
you see where the light bulb goes? I had it specially wired (ahem-extra dough) to take the greenest of green light bulbs--don't they look fun-kay?!
Supposedly, they last nine years--which I'm not buying into, but I am one of those peeps that really.likes.lights.ON. So it works for me to be using a green version if I'm using power :).
-though in person, they still look turquoise blue when lit. As a new blogger, I am always uncertain of how many pics to post. Do you want to see more? I have a TON of random detail shots...Maybe if you ever decide to re-do your kitchen in 10 steps or less :)