New Kitchen Pendant Lights & Mudroom Light

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! We’ve been relaxing at home, and working on projects…a typical weekend for us. 🙂

New Kitchen Pendant Lights

If you remember back to my industrial farmhouse pendant lights post in June, I was considering a lot of different options to replace the builder-provided pendant lights in my kitchen.  Well, I finally decided on some new pendant lights, and we installed them yesterday! I decided to go with the Pottery Barn Paxton Glass Pendant (Medium Shade) because I wanted glass pendants, and I just love the texture and grayish-greenish color of the Paxton light.  Here is a picture of our kitchen pendant lights before:

white industrial farmhouse kitchen

And here is our kitchen with the new pendant lights!

farmhouse pendant lights

white kitchen with glass pendant lights

industrial farmhouse kitchen pendant lights

pottery barn paxton pendant lights for kitchen

I love my new pendants! I think they are a great improvement over what we had before, and they look fabulous with our new faux beam!

New Mudroom Light

While we were at it, we also installed a new light in our mudroom over the weekend. I don’t have any pictures of our mudroom with the previous light, but let me just say that it was a standard boob light… like this one.

Now, I am not a fan of “boob lights,” and right now we have them all over the house because that’s what came in our builder’s light package. Once you hear them called boob lights, that’s all you will ever see when you look at them…upside down boobs! Sorry if I just ruined it for you, too. 🙂 I plan on replacing every single one in our house over time.

Here is a picture of our mudroom (at the time of the reveal when it was all nice and clean), and the next picture shows our new lantern-style pendant light.  We chose the Carmen 4-Light Pendant from Wayfair. According to the reviews, the oil-rubbed bronze color is very light brown, so I went with the black color.  However, that meant that I had to spray paint the inside of it black to match the outside frame. It wasn’t difficult…just an added little step to get the look I wanted.

mudroom makeover functional new design

mudroom lantern pendant light

So, new lights were popping up all over the Welsh household this past weekend! I just love changing out light fixtures…well, not the process itself, but the fabulous change that comes afterward! 🙂

By | 2017-07-17T10:32:03+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Kitchen & Bath Design, Lighting, Mudroom|26 Comments


  1. Wendy Ryan July 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I love the new kitchen lights! The hint of color is really appealing and the bigger scale and presence of these pendants suit the scale of the room so much better. The old lights looked fine, but these really take the kitchen to the next level. Great job, Welsh Design! 🙂

    • mwelsh July 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thanks! These new lights definitely work better with our style than the previous ones.

  2. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond July 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    What a difference the pendant lights make and I love your kitchen! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a great day!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Sue!

  3. Jann Olson July 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Love both of the new lights. They really made a big difference! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Jann! I really like the way they changed the look of the rooms.

  4. Debrashoppeno5 July 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I love the new lights. I changed out almose all of the lights in my house also. What a difference it makes when you do that.

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Thank you! Changing out all the lights definitely takes some time, but I agree it makes a huge difference!

  5. domesticdeadline July 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Wow, I love them! I just ordered new lights for my kitchen. Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy your new lights, too!

  6. Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats July 17, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I am in love with these!!!! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy Link Party!! Xoxo

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thanks Kelly!

  7. JESS44903 July 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

    So pretty! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Thanks so much! I’ll post them on your group page.

  8. Melissa July 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I love everything about this kitchen! Thanks for sharing your post with us at the Friday Frenzy Link Party this week!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

      That’s so nice, thank you, Melissa!

  9. Angela Boone July 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Those new lights look great!!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Angela!

  10. Rhonda Gales (@RhondaGales) July 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I love the lights, and I love your kitchen. Thanks for sharing your update on Sunday’s Best.

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Thank you so much, Rhonda!

  11. Via B Design July 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    The lights look great, and so does your kitchen!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Thank you!

  12. Christina Makri July 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I love both kitchen pendant lights and mudroom light! It is always a safe way to change a room !!! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Thanks Christina! I love the way new lighting changes the look of a room!

  13. Christine @ July 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love the new pendants, they are just perfect!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Christine!

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