Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lighting Solution

We have installed several recessed lights (all on a dimmer) in our living room. This was done a few years ago when we were running all the electrical though out the house. But some plans have changed since then.

Initially, we wanted to have a fireplace in the room but after living in the space for some time, feel it will take up too much room. This decision throws off one of the recessed lights that we installed to be centered over the fireplace. So I had to come up with a solution, since it isn't something that can be simply removed.


My plan is to use either a recessed light adapter or purchase this fixture from Ballard Designs. That way I can have the light fixture suspended from the ceiling over a seating area that will be (eventually) set up in our living room. 
Recessed Light Adapter-Home Depot
The benefit of the adapter is that I can use any light fixture with it, so the options are unlimited.

I do like the fixture from Ballard Designs, especially with the Seagrass Shade. It's also on sale for a very reasonable price.

But first, we need to finish sanding the ceiling(since we scraped all the texture off), then prime and paint it.

Until we do that and I can show you the finished results, take a look at how Janell from Isabella and Max Rooms has done this with awesome results!

Via Isabella and Max Rooms

Via Isabella and Max Rooms

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