Before photo is not too great, I am sure that I have a better photo somewhere.
This is the dining area. I had a light that I ordered from JC Penny's fifteen years ago. It was a cut Tiffany style glass fixture.
Below is the light above our island. Here is the drama, actually I hope this helps someone out. When you get to this point of a remodel you are fed up with each other and want to put the house on the market "AS IS". Our old light was a box light with the long florescent lights. Well I wanted to pull that down and put a light with pot hangers or some really cool pendant lights. No one told me the new light weighed over seventy five pounds and there was no stud in the ceiling where it needed to hang. So Camo Man came up with the idea to leave the wooden light box and enclose it with matching boards. This would make it sturdy enough to hold my fabulous new light. After I shed a few tears, I agreed. I told him I did not want it to look like a we had to do a fixer upper. He assured me it would look great. Gosh, he was RIGHT. It looks as though it was made to be hung that way. Even his mom said how wonderful it looked, she thought he built the whole light box. She did not realize that was the same box that had hung there for fifteen years.
This is the light above the dining table. It took me a few days to get used to it instead of the Tiffany light. This one is so much heavier looking.
It is very hard to take photos of lighting. It is too bright with the light on and dark with it off. But stay tuned, hopefully you will see them better in photos of the whole kitchen. WOW, I am starting to feel a little like Cinderella ......