I wanted to share some pics of our new kitchen light. We finally replaced the old fluorescent light in our kitchen with this new one from Lamps Plus.
Now that I've shown you the new pretty one, let me show you what we started out with...
This was the standard fluorescent light that came with the house. It was really harsh lighting and it made a little buzzing sound when you turned it on.
Here's one more "before" pic:
I looked for months (possibly years) for the perfect lighting solution. Every single one I liked was a pendant type light that hung down too far. They would have been perfect for over an island, but we needed to walk under it, so it had to be a flush mount, or a semi flush mount.
One day I just happened to check the Lamps Plus website. They were having a really good sale and I found this one for half off. We ended up getting it for $100. It was exactly what I had been searching for. :)
Here are some pics from when we were installing it.
This is what it looked like when we removed the old light. We weren't sure what we were going to find, but thankfully there were just two holes instead of one big one.
Here's what my hubby used to patch the holes.
He just put the self adhesive patch up there and then used drywall compound that had been thinned a little bit with water.
After it dried, we primed over it, then painted it. I'm so thankful we still had the original ceiling paint. :)
And here are a few more "afters"...
Here's a close up. I really love this new light. You can't tell at all where we patched the holes. Hubby did a great job!
Well, thanks for stopping by! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!
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