Thursday, May 8, 2014

I Saw the Light!

As you can see from this lovely picture from 2011 (I forgot to take a "before" whoops!) the lighting in our kitchen is nothing spectacular. Nor did they match each other. On the other side of the kitchen is a standard "boob light." Since they were both perfectly functional lights, replacing them got put on the back burner.

My recent "update the kitchen" spree led me to look more seriously at some new options. This was another one of those projects that I didn't think would be so expensive, much like the trash cans. I found quite a few options that I really liked, but that were way out of our price range.

I wanted something that didn't have an open bottom because the kitchen is so narrow you would mostly be standing directly underneath the fixture. I found these at Home Depot pretty early on in my search, and loved them. Imagine me standing in the aisle staring at them with a huge smile on my face.

I was still determined to find something less expensive, though. So over the next few weeks, I looked at all kind of stores, online and at places like the ReStore, and came up with nothing that I liked better for a lower price. So I decided to go for it and took two of those babies home.

I'm no electrician, so I'm not going to go into details about to change a light fixture (that's 100% David's arena). So let's just get straight to the afters.

I love that the dark finish makes them stand out from the ceiling.

And now that the main fixture in the room isn't flourescent, the kitchen is so much warmer and cozier at night. I love my soft white bulbs.

What does everyone think? A definite improvement from where we started back in 2009, for sure!