Updating fluorescent kitchen lighting
This past week has been full of showhouse meetings and Children’s Hospital projects, but we also managed to knock three more bullets off our kitchen to-do list.We (1) patched, primed, and painted the old yellowed ceiling, (2) replaced the two fluorescent lights in the kitchen area, and (3) replaced the light over the breakfast table.
First, I snapped off the plastic cover and twisted out the two tube bulbs.
You can see these two steps were actually done before we painted the walls because we wanted to be sure that the fixture box was centered.
In our last kitchen, the wires came through the ceiling at one end of the fluorescent light, which could’ve meant problems here (moving the box to be centered).
But after snapping out the metal cover (that ran between the two bulbs) we could see that we were in luck this time around.
The fixture that was going in its place (the burlap quatrefoil shade from our local Decorating Outlet that we mentioned here) hung from a dual-bulb pendant.