She, of course, made beautiful lampshades and added aluminum downrods (which I may do later). But, I was just thrilled to find out that there are kits that allow you to convert a recessed light to a pendant!! Who knew?? I was practically grabbing my car keys as I read her blog.
I did climb up on my kitchen cabinet and take a look at my lights before I left though. ;^) Turns out, I had what are called "eyeball" lights...which means that mine stick-out from the can. I took one down and was concerned when I saw that the socket part was in the "eyeball" and did not appear to be able to be removed.
Undaunted, I went to Lowe's anyway and found the kits. Then, I found the very helpful and friendly Lighting Dept. manager. He was able to show me a light just like mine and showed me how it actually contains a socket up inside the can....so my kit would work! Yippee!
|See where the wires are going? |
If you look closely, you can see the socket they are screwed into!
|Cord wrapped around fixture.|
The instructions tell you to make sure that the extra cord is out-of-the-way...I found that wrapping it loosely around the fixture really helped.
|Tighten the cover plate to the ceiling....and you are done. No more "can" lights!|
I love how they turned out and I think they added a little more elegance to my counter/pass-thru area!
Thanks Tater Tots & Jello for the inspiration!
|My new lighting!|