Renovation Thursday – Kitchen Island Lights

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This week on Renovation Thursday I looked up and saw my nice red lights in the kitchen and decided I needed to change them.  They are beautiful lights, and really add some color to the kitchen, but I need more light, so I had to switch them out (and now I listed the red lights for sale on my Becoming Minimalist Sale for some lucky buyer!).

I chose to get the same basic light we had already installed over the sink, and thankfully, Home Depot still carried that same exact light (six years after the light over the sink was installed!).  I was so excited, I snagged up three of the lights and went home to work.

Nevermind the fact that it would soon be getting dark…

Or the fact that I needed to shut off the power to do the electrical work…

Or the fact that when I shut off the power I had one small tiny light to help me see the above mentioned electrical wires.

But, I persevered, and got them all installed in just a few hours!  And God said… “Let there be light” and there was light in the kitchen, and it was good.

Before (the red light district, as my husband had named our old lights…)


Now I want to hear what you are doing!  Scroll down to the bottom of this post to link up your blog post in our Renovation Thursday linky!

Here’s where I am headed for Renovation Thursday in the next few weeks:

  1. Kitchen Backsplash – DONE!
  2. Patch Office Walls
  3. Paint Office Walls
  4. Remove Screws from the Office Ceiling
  5. Hang Pictures in Office
  6. Finish Patching Kitchen Ceiling
  7. Fix Outlet in Kitchen – DONE!
  8. Fix Fan in Kitchen
  9. Screw Sink in Laundry Room into Wall
  10. Wood Trim Under Washer
  11. Replace Island Lights in Kitchen – DONE!
  12. Patch Kitchen Wall
  13. Paint Kitchen Ceiling
  14. Paint Kitchen Walls
  15. Patch Dining Room Walls
  16. Paint Dining Room Walls
  17. Paint Downstairs Vanity
  18. New Hardware for Downstairs Vanity
  19. Cubbies for Mudroom
  20. Bench for Mudroom
  21. Locker Holders in Mudroom
  22. Cabinet for Circuit Breakers
  23. Patch Holes in Living Room
  24. Paint Touch Up Living Room
  25. Hang Children’s Picture in Living Room
  26. Patch Above Front Door
  27. Put Piece of Wood Under Front Door
  28. Paint Above Front Door
  29. Remove Molding in Hallway
  30. Replace Outlets in Hallway
  31. Replace Light Switches in Hallway
  32. Paint Hallway
  33. Remove Rocks in Front Yard
  34. Plant Flowers in Front Yard
  35. New Weed Barrier in Front Yard
  36. Replace Rocks in Front Yard
  37. Pull Weeds and Trim Existing Front Flowers
  38. Plant Trees in Front Yard
  39. Paint Touch Up Guest Bath
  40. Patch Guest Bath Walls
  41. Paint Touch Up Master Bath
  42. Fix Vanity Door in Master Bath
  43. Fix Drain in Master Bath Sink
  44. Fix Shower Heads in Master Bath
  45. Prime Master Bedroom Walls
  46. Paint Touch Up Master Bedroom
  47. Fix Fan Wobbling in Master Bedroom
  48. Lattice for Children’s Artwork in Hallway
  49. Patch Hole in Wood Floor in Living Room
  50. Paint Pantry
  51. Fix Kickplate in Kitchen
  52. Paint Kickplate in Kitchen
  53. Fix Doors on Office Bookshelves – DONE!
  54. Tape All Child Locks
  55. Clean Tops of Kitchen Cabinets

What are you doing in your home?

Link up your home improvement and renovation projects! 

To participate:

  1. Make a post on your blog (any home improvement or renovation post is fine, old posts are welcome).
  2. Include a link back to this post on your blog post.
  3. Then add your post to the Linky Tools box (below).
  4. Thumbnails come automatically from your blog post, or you can upload a special one.
  5. Leave a comment on this post and then visit the other posts that are linked up.
  6. Enjoy exploring other people’s projects and be inspired!

See you next week as we tackle more home improvement!

Dr. Laura

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