Monday, March 12, 2012

Countertop Lamps

For months I had been looking for lamps for my kitchen counter.  I needed the lamps to serve a dual purpose, allow adequate lighting at nights (I don't like using overhead lights if I don't have to) and I felt my counter needed some character.







Although I had a night light, it wasn't cutting it







After several months of searching and practically giving up, I found them...







I remembered calling my son at home and asking him to measure the space between the counter and the bottom top cabinet.  The lamps I had looked at prior were either too tall or to short or just plain ugly.   But when I saw these lamps it hit me in my gut these were the ones - they were the right color, height and had the details I needed.










I scooped the last two off the shelf and brought them home with me.





















I like the charm the lamps add to my kitchen decor.







Sometimes it takes patience, or like my sister say's, "You know when it's right because it just hits you...you can feel it in your guts!"

Have fun and LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

24 comments:

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I love your lamps it's a nice touch to your countertops :) Have a great day!

Sue@House Pretty said...

What a great idea. It looks quite sophisticated!

Inspired By Felicity said...

I love your cabinets!

-Pamela

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Thank you Sherry for linking up to my Blog Hop Social and Made U look Linky party! Love seeing your creative ideas!
Kim@madeinaday
Http://madeinaday.com

Kristin said...

Those lamps really make up kitchen come alive!

Kate said...

Sherry those are perfect how wopnderful that you found just the rigth lamps for your counters. They look lovely. Have a great week

xoxo
Kate

fiona anderson said...

I love lamps in the kitchen - it's such a warm and inviting touch.
They look great Sherry.

huda said...

wonderful post dear

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Jenny Melrose said...

I'm following back via LF. I host a weekly link party starting tonight at 8 EST and I'd love it if you stopped over and shared your projects. www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html

4you-withlove said...

Following you back! I tried to e-mail you but your comment on my paper bag floor came up as a no reply blogger!

LOVE your curtains and your lamp! Looking forward to seeing your new creations!

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Hi,
Thanks for joining the Linky Follower Fest! I'm a new follower!
Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds

Heather McCurdy said...

I'm usually know a lamps on the countertop person, but you did it so wonderfully I may have a change of heart! Heather from www.rockstew.com following back on GFC.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

The lamps looks GREAT. It gives your kitchen a very elegant and inviting feeling. Beautifully done!

I happily returned the favor and am now your newest follower.

amy @

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Hi Sherry
Just popped in to thank you for your visit and follow. Oh my word girl these lamps are beautiful-I am so jealous these would so fit in most of my rooms and kitchen.
Love them.

CrazyNutsMom said...

This is a great idea! I love reusing/repurposing items!

Love your ideas.

Regina
http://www.thecrazynutsmom.com

Christine said...

Oh I definitely LOVE the lamps!!

Thanks for joining the Show Some Love Linky Follower Fest Blog Hop!
I am already following your blog :)

Christine :)
thediydreamer.blogspot.com

Ashley Gault said...

I love the lamps, they look really good in your kitchen! New follower, thanks for visiting me at The Latest Find! Have a good week!!
www.TheLatestFind.com

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

I love your lamps, Sherry! Just the extra touch needed to take your counters to the next level. I also love your cabinets, did you paint them yourself? Also, wanted to let you know you are FEATURED at my Frugal Treasures party! Please pop over and grab a button from my side bar! Hope you'll link up again and invite a friend. The little table is finished. -_^

arrielle_p said...

What a lovely lamp, I think that is a perfect decor for my condo. :)

condo Philippines

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your lamps are a beautiful addition, Sherry. I love that romantic glow.

Pamela said...

Sherry loving y our lamp and those counters lok fab as well!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love how the lamps look on your countertop! So pretty! You were right to wait for the perfect accent.

blessings,
karianne

Jenny Melrose said...

I'm so glad you shared this. The lamps really make the space perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I look forward to seeing what you share this week.

huda said...

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