Before and After: Light Fixture

December 28, 2010 at 9:56 AM 10 comments

I was so happy to have Graham’s help around our apartment this weekend.  We were finally able to switch out a light in our dining room.

This flush mount light needed to go.

Graham worked on the electrical elements…

And I assembled the base

And now we have this light fixture in our dining room…

I love the end result and I’ll be sharing more pictures from farther back  (so you get a better perspective) tomorrow.  Thanks to my electrician husband.

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  • 1. Kendra  |  December 28, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    I’m totally inspired by this post! I’ve got the same light in my living room and I’ve hated it for forever! Thanks for the idea – I can’t wait to try it…and pick out a new fixture!

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 28, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    I’m so happy it inspired you! Nothing like changing out lighting to change the feel of a room!

  • 3. Glynnis  |  December 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Impressive. I look forward to seeing it in place.

    • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM

      Yes, lots of changes have happened since you were last here. We’ll have to have you up in the new year!

  • 5. bridget  |  December 28, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    this made me think about how badly we need to change the lighting in our house.

  • 7. steve Brielmaier  |  December 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Wow. Thanks for making the world a better place! No offense, but that old light did not do the room justice. The art, molding, and high ceilings demonstrate your good taste and the cheap (looking at least) flush mount was not the room’s best feature. The cage light you picked really transformed the look. In this case, it looks like you picked the exact thing to change in the room to make it better! Bravo!

    • 8. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM

      What a wonderful comment! Thank you! Oh and I”m not at all offended about the previous light; it’s a rental and that’s what was in when we started renting. I’m so happy you approve!

  • 9. Alexis  |  December 28, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    LOVE this! The perfect semi-permanent way to personalize rented space.

    • 10. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM

      Thank you! It really does make a rental feel more like home.


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