Repurposed Porcelain Tank Lids for Coastal Kitchens

These days, kitchen lighting is far from the ordinary. Together, we’ve gone from the harsh fluorescents of the 80’s to bold, out-of-the-box pendant lights. This change has been a welcome one indeed, with new design styles and trends developing daily all across the globe.

Coastal décor is probably one of the most flexible styles. Between the vibrant colors and versatile textiles available, anything goes with a beach side theme. Whether you choose to go all out nautical or keep it subtle like we show today, there is a new trend in ceiling lighting coming your way!

Our room today, courtesy of Coastal Living, is reminiscent of the latter – clean and simple with sea-inspired mosaic tiles and wicker bar stools. The attention to detail in this kitchen is obvious; the homeowner wanted a beautiful space where they could easily cater to guests or family. The woven bar stools sit high up, allowing hungry folks of all ages to grab a snack, quick lunch or enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Lighting this breakfast bar are four vented ceiling lights. While the majority of the room has a laid back coastal vibe, these pendants hint at the industrial world with their metal finish and shape. While metal accents are great for coastal areas, some materials can corrode or rust if not treated properly in salt water environments. The Ivanhoe® Mig Industrial Porcelain Pendant is almost identical to the designs hanging in this kitchen. Constructed of a durable porcelain finish, these enamel pendants won’t fade with the year round sunshine either. Did you know that the original Industrial Mig Pendants were made from repurposed acetylene tank lids found on construction sites? They were such a hit, Barn Light Electric later launched the porcelain styles to match. Both the Jadite, White or Cobalt Blue versions would look fantastic in coastal kitchens like we’ve shown today!

Top Photo Courtesy of Coastal Living


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