When we moved into our house the lighting over the kitchen table consisted of a 1980's track of spotlights. Our ceilings are really tall, so the light was barely making it to the table surface and it definitely wasn't doing anything for the dining ambiance, so I went on the hunt for something cheap and cheerful.
What I ended up with was a couple of these pendant fixtures from IKEA.
They cast the light I wanted but kind of lacked personality and colour - which are two musts, if you ask me!!
So naturally, an Ikea hack was in the offing. As Luke will tell you, I will "paint anything that stands still". I went to my friendly, neighbourhood hardware store, bought myself some funky high-gloss, enamel, metal paint and voila!
Faux-vintage enamel pendants for 30 bucks a pop. I love them! And, if I ever tire of the colour- it's just a trip to the paint section and 10 bucks later to change it up.