It really didn't show up very well. I used a recessed light converter kit, and the options for shades were somewhat limited. I chose the clear glass but wasn't all that thrilled with the look. Many, many, many months went by, and I did nothing. In the grand scheme of things this pendant light wasn't all that big of a deal even if it also didn't give off as much light as I would have liked.
Then one day I flipped through a Ballard Designs catalog and saw the Eldridge Pendant and fell in love. Not long after that Emily Clark posted about these same pendants as she had just put the large one over her kitchen island. It's always nice whenever you're ordering something you've never seen in person to be able to see the item in a real persons home. That was the final push I needed to add the small one to my online cart. But just before I did, a coupon came in the mail! It was meant to be I think.
It shows up so much better than the other pendant did.
It also gives more light as this takes a larger bulb. And my hub loves that it isn't hanging as low as the other one did since he hit his head on the old one a few times.
I love the mix of the streamlined lantern and the distressed white cabinets. I spend so much time standing in front of that sink it's nice to be surrounded by things I really love rather than just stacks and stacks of dirty dishes.
Oh and yes, for all you eagle eyes, the rug is new too- Target - holla!