Switcheroo

About a month or so ago, I found something I’d been hunting for since we moved in.  Our dining room has can lights, which are fine, but not exactly emitting the moody, groovy vibe I was hoping for.

I found them dusty and grimy in a vintage store, and one was wired with a plug instead of hardwired.  Luckily, that’s not a problem over here.  We decided to take the easy path since we can’t access the ceiling from above and bought 2 converter kits at Home Depot.  The one we bought isn’t online, but is similar to this one.

So while the CC was wiring up the cans, I got to polishing.  Luckily, the chrome was in pretty good shape, so no soda was required this time.

Of course, they HAVE to be on a dimmer.  A complete MUST.

There is one small problem.  I think they are too high.  Currently they hang at 36″ above the table.  I think this particular fixture calls for 28-30″.  Thoughts?

Nothing is happening right away, since I really just wanted to get them up before Thanksgiving, but if I have to change the length and rewire them, I’m thinking that I won’t replace the chain..maybe black cloth cord?  I’ll listen to your suggestions and mull it over before making any decisions, but for now, I’m super happy to have a little dramatic upgrade from builder’s cans.

10 thoughts on “Switcheroo

  1. modernhaus says:

    SHRIEEEEEEK! Jaysus I love those things. Gaetano Sciolari maybe? And hold the phone, is that Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur on those beautiful walls? That’s a great room. Really great.

  2. ModFruGal says:

    I would love it if they were Sciolari..I have a major crush on so many of those fixtures, I think if anything at all, they could possibly be Sonneman, but it’s a guess. There aren’t any markings I can find. The walls are actually Valspar Martha Stewart French Bulldog Black when she had a line there a few years ago. I’m too cheap to pay for Ben anymore. I had one bad color mixing experience with it years ago and have unfairly written it off. I KNOW…I see heads shaking.

  3. nkp says:

    I just uttered an audible wow. Then I took my computer and showed my husband and told him all about those people in Nashville who GET THINGS DONE. You guys are so awesome. As are those beautiful fixtures!

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