Several weeks ago, I discovered this site and have been hooked ever since. She has fantastic decorating ideas! I never like the window area above our kitchen sink... it always looked boring to me. I needed to keep the blinds because it gets very hot and sunny in the summer but didn't like the look of them alone. (I do not have any before pics, so you will have to take my word for it) I also disliked the can light that was above the sink. It never gave enough light to see anything and it was boring! I found a post in her favorites that spoke to me LOUDLY! I read and reread the directions to make a Roman Shade and convinced myself that I could do this! I hightailed it to Walmart for fabric and made it! I now have a pretty valance and it hides the blinds when not in use! I had tried several of the pendant lights before, but had never found one that covered the existing hole in ceiling. Armed with the correct model number, I found it and installed it. Super easy and I could not be any more happy!