Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 10: A Little Light in the Kitchen

Howdy folks! So I'm about one third of the way through my 31 day series: 31 Days to Transform the Heart of Your Home. We've been working on several small projects that really help to make a difference and today's post is no exception. After all, it's the details that truly make a room. :)

Today I am sharing how we added:

(Sorry if you were expecting counter tops. Pushing that one back a day or two.)

Here is a picture of our sink and kitchen window. If you'd like to see how I upholstered the cornices, go here.

As you can see above there is a recessed light, which just so happens to be controlled by a separate switch from the rest of the kitchen lights.

I had found converter kits at Lowes that convert recessed lighting into  pendant lighting, with very little effort. No wiring involved.

As you can see above, there is the cord and a light bulb sort of base that simply gets screwed in where the original bulb would go.

Here Hubs is adjusting the cord length to what we found appropriate. And although I don't have a picture, he then pushed all wires/cords inside and screwed the ceiling plate in place. Easy peasy.

Here she be. I found this shade at Lowes also, which somewhat matches our existing light over our kitchen table. They had many other options to choose from as well as a a nickel plated converter kit. 

This particular shade provides more of an ambient light rather than direct task lighting but Iike it because we have lots of other light in our kitchen work area and it is a great light to have on at night or early morning. Just another detail that (to me) helps make a house a home.

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