Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Create a Hanging Light

Did you know that you can change a ceiling can light into a hanging pendant light? Yes...you can?!




And best of all it is super easy with the pendant light adapter kits available. You can find these kits online in catalogs such as Ballard Designs - here -  and even at your local home improvement stores like Lowe's - here -  and Home Depot - here.

It really is as easy as changing a light bulb. First you unscrew your existing bulb then screw in the adapter. Next slide up the ceiling plate and you are done!
Well, almost done...now you need to find a light fixture to hang.


I decided to use two drum style shades over my kitchen table. I have always wondered why the previous owners took out the fixture there...guess it was the style in those days...you know, "swiss cheese" ceilings, with all the can lights!

Not any more...


Now that is MUCH better! Except for one thing...the plain white shades do lack a little style. I know just how to fix that. How about covering the shades with some fabric!

Check back for my next post "Fabric Covered Lamp Shades" to find out how.

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