In any event, we don't have the funds right now for the dream kitchen I would like to have (think white cabinets, black soapstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, radiant heat floors). So in an attempt to make it more to our liking we began our facelift a little bit ago. One of the last things I just finished was to swap out some lighting. We had 4 pot lights that needed to be updated.
Here is picture of the ugly old pot lights.
When I was searching online for options I came across these pot light conversion kits at Lowe's.
And yes, they are as easy as it looks. You simply screw the top part into the light bulb socket of your can light, tighten the canopy cover, adjust the length of the wire to your liking, and add the glass shade. I had 4 pot lights to convert and it took me a couple of hours - it probably would have been quicker, but I am a freak about heights and getting them exactly even took a little trial and error.
Look at my gorgeous new lights...
I am so happy with the results. I have attractive new lights that I was able to install without either my husband or an electrician. On top of that they were only $18 each for the kit plus the glass shades were $6 each. Lowe's also carries this in a antique bronze color and there were about 10 different types of shades to pick from. This was a super great solution for us - inexpensive and easy and good looking.
~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
I am linking this one up to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Check out all the great befores & afters over there too.