Monday, October 31, 2011

A new kitchen light

A few years ago we replaced some of the lighting in our kitchen from the cheap builder's grade models to something we found at Lowe's.  We have the same fixture over the table in the breakfast area as we do in the kitchen itself.

Over our sink we still had the cheap light fixture that was put in when the house was built.

This is what it looks like.

For my birthday last week, my mom gave me a gift card to Lowe's.  At first I couldn't figure out what I was going to spend it on and then it hit me.  It would be a perfect time (and just enough money) to replace this light fixture.

So off I went to Lowe's and found this.

The shade is very similar to what we already have.  It's shaped different but is the same colors.  I like the shape of it and it makes it stand out since it is by itself.

See, same but slightly different.  I love it.

So we started by taking down the original light fixture.

The old light fixture left an ugly black mark when we took it down.  We tried to clean it off, but it just smeared.  Unfortunately, we don't have any ceiling paint left so we will have to get some and touch it up later.

The new light is adjustable and could hang down 53".  We measured it to be the same length as the light fixture in the kitchen.

Once we figured out how long we wanted it to be, it got all wired up right where the old one came down.

And, finished.  It was a pretty easy job to complete.  I think we were able to get it done between football games.  I love how it looks.

This is the view from the kitchen to the family room

And the view from the family room into the kitchen.

And now, how about a side-by-side.






I love the difference it makes to the kitchen.  Because the light hangs further down, it actually gives more light at the sink area.

So, that's what we did this weekend.

I hope your weekend was productive.

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  1. When you turn the light on the shade looks like candy corn. Yum :)

  2. Oh my gosh it does. LOL!!! Thank you so much for visiting.

  3. I think the light matches up really good, and does look so much better Blends in to the room now. What a great way to spend you birthday money. Thanks so much joining Sunday's Best party.

  4. Wow! What a great find! I need to do something with the light over my kitchen table, and something like this would be great! Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie @

  5. Thanks so much Stephanie. By the way, I LOVE your red rocker!!

  6. I thought so too, Cathy. Thanks so much for hosting Sunday's Best party so I could join :)



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