Okay, you are caught up. And I finally finished the header with lots of drywall mud, sanding, and painting. So now I could turn it over to my hubby, the electrician, to install the pendant lights. See that wire hanging from the header above? That was the power to the vent-a-hood and he reused it for the pendant lights.
How did he install the pendants? I have no clue. I'm not an electrician, I just hand him the tools. But I know he measured for the three pendant lights over the bar (the fourth is over the sink) and then drilled holes in the header for the wire to come down through. Next he went up in the attic to do his electrical magic and made three wires come out of the ceiling instead of the one. Then he wired up the pendants and they worked. Go hubby!
Can you hear me singing with joy? I love, love, love the new pendant lights. And the kitchen is much more open now with the cabinets above the bar gone. I don't even miss the storage. I loved my kitchen before, but now it feels so much more inviting! And just for fun, here is a picture of old with the in-the-way cabinets.
Psst - Wanna get up to date on the kitchen remodel? Here is the post about the counter tops, here we removed the cabinets, and here we changed out the gold hardware to brushed nickel.