Overhead Lighting Upgrade

Monday, March 18, 2013

A couple years ago I updated the light above our kitchen sink to have a pendant light, rather than the recessed light that had been there since we moved in. We've been digging the nice glow from the pendant light every since then.

But yesterday we made a trip to Lowe's for something completely unrelated to light fixtures but I happened to come across this little guy.

What's sort of funny about it, is that on the shelf at Lowe's it was right next to our existing pendant shade which made it all that much easier for me to decide to take home the new shade. I realized that our current cover had a lot of gold/yellow tones to it and I didn't really care for that. And I really loved the nice texture that this other pendant cover had. So for just for $20 I brought it home.

The installation was super easy but did take both hands so I don't have any pictures. It was just remove light bulb, unscrew old pendant, screw on new pendant, and replace the light bulb. Lots of lefty-loosey, righty-tighty. Here's the new cover shining bright:

And a quick before and after:

I'm loving the new cover!! Usually I have something that still irks me when I switch things out but this time I just love it, and feel like it's such an improvement over the last cover. It's so nice when you can be happy with a quick and easy update! Let me know what you think in the comments below!


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