Friday, October 25, 2013

A New Kitchen Light

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!!

~Lisa










20 comments:

  1. Very nice, Lisa! Thank goodness most builders have gotten away from the fluorescent kitchen lighting. That buzzing and flickering that they do is enough to drive you insane!

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  2. I really like your new light! I once had a fluorescent light just like you when we first moved in. That was the thing back in the 90's. I bet you do like your new light that is now softer. It's very stylish too.

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  3. That's a great solution to a kitchen fixture that needs to be hugging the ceiling. It looks great :-)

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    1. Thanks, Christine! After looking for months, I was so glad to finally find a light that would work. :)

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  4. On that was an update worth doing. I love the fixture you picked out! It's so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! I love it too. :) What makes it even better is that it was on sale for half off! Gotta love a good sale. :)

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  5. Love the light, how pretty is that. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love your new light fixture. This really gives me ideas for my kitchen. We have a fluorescent light too.

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  7. Way better than the old one! Isn't it nice to discover that what was underneath isn't a complete disaster?!

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  8. The new light looks amazing! You have such a beautiful kitchen and this is the cherry on top! Bonus points for patching the holes perfectly!!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I told hubby he did a fantastic job patching those holes. He even matched the texturing perfectly. :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Such a big difference! The new light looks so much nicer.

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  10. Beautiful choice, love the iron and white contrast. Great upgrade too :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I was so happy to find that light and it was just a bonus that it was on sale! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Looks great, the perfect choice for you kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  12. Love the blog Lisa! As a former Texan relocated to NC, it's nice to see some Texas flare again. No one can decorate like a Texas woman - that's for sure!
    Hugs,
    Whitney at Life in the Barbie Dream House Blog

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    1. Thank you, Whitney! It's always nice to meet another Texan. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  13. its better. make your kitchen looks more modern with the kitchen light fixtures

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