October 7, 2010

reveal- the $9.99 updated lights are installed

So, we started with these $9.99 basic as basic can get flush mount lights from Home Depot.



Add a little bronze spray paint..



to replace the squiggly 3 light things I have had it out for since the day we moved in. Please note, I mean ABSOLUTELY no offence if you have these lights, I have lived with them for 2 years, it's the squiggle that's been annoying me..


One day we will replace with pot lights, but in the mean time ( probably 2 years ;) this $30 fix makes me smile...

it's so much simpler and cleaner I hardly notice them, which for me, is a really, really good thing!


We also finished up the trim work on the main level.. yay for completing projects!



22 comments:

GRACE HAPPENS said...

genius! love it:)

Mariska Meijers said...

Clever girl. Looks great!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

A much cleaner look. I have those same lights only I purchased them in silver.

Ms. Bright said...

great simple (& cheapy) switch!!
you're right, much cleaner!!

my favorite and my best said...

i love them. greatness!

David Toms said...

They look brillant and expensive!

paula said...

such an improvement. love a cheap fix.

Kristen said...

ahh, i had the same squiggle light in my living room that was the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE for a year. it finally stopped working out of nowhere, which i saw as a sign to take that sucker DOWN! so i did, but i just covered the spots with white plastic plate-sheet thingies from lowe's. your solution was smart!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

It really calming compared to your before. Great solution!

Ashley said...

What a great idea! I agree, it is much less distracting with the new light! Good job!!

Pinecone Camp said...

Ahh, yes. The squiggles. I'm familiar with them. ;)
Love this update - looks so much better, Sarah!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Nice! You have me thinking... I have a lot of ugly fixtures that need replacing!

emily @ emily posts said...

Wow! Looks great! I wonder if flat black would give the same effect...I have some fixtures that are polished chrome that I despise. Great idea!

jen e. said...

It looks great Sarah! I love the simple + clean lines...you too have me thinking....we have an ugly track light in front of the fire place that really needs to go...I am thinking of replacing with a small recessed light so it just disappears...hhmmm...where else could I replace lights?!..you are the best!...thank you for the inspiration. xo

Julie said...

What a great fix... I love your kitchen!

Ashley said...

Fantastic! I can totally relate to the irrational hatred for the squiggle lights--we have the same in our apartment and I detest them. Your change is getting me to thinking...!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

what a fantastic idea, i think it looks great!

charm home said...

That is such a great idea. It looks great in your kitchen too!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

brilliant change - looks great!

christine, just bella said...

brilliant! such a simple yet fantastic idea!

Autumn @ Fallfordesign.com said...

Great job! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Visiting from Charm Home. Great idea! Good clean look too!

Monique