Besides being in love with my Handsome Hubby, I’ve found a new love!! No worries, it isn’t another man – I couldn’t find one that even compares to Handsome Hubby!
It’s a light.
It’s a renters Dream!
It’s only $30
Have I got your attention now?
Our rental home is filled with recessed lighting (can lighting). It’s fine in its own sense. It does it’s job efficiently – it lights a room, but it isn’t decorative.
Here’s the one above my sink. Isn’t that corner just crying for something more decorative, more stylish?
Enter the $30 Lowes Portfolio Recessed Light Conversion Kit
It’s super simple! The kit includes: the socket adapter, the lamp cup, and the glass shade. The entire thing is preassembled, all you have to do is put the glass shade on when you are done.
First, make sure you light switch is in the off position, then unscrew your light bulb.
Now you have an empty can. Decide how far down you want your light hanging, and pull the extra cord through the canopy. You will wrap the extra cord around the converter socket. It has a little arm made just for the cord to wrap around.
Now screw the converter socket into the light bulb socket.
All that’s left is to adjust the canopy so it is next to your ceiling.
There is a little compression nut below the canopy that you can just unscrew a little till the canopy will slide smoothly up the cord. Slide the canopy up so it is flush with the ceiling and tighten the nut.
The last step is to attach your glass shade, this is just done with a simple socket ring that is included.
And voila! You have changed your can light out for a stylish pendant in less than 5 minutes!
I wanted to see what it would look like with a fabric shade on it, so I took the glass shade of and put a fabric one in it’s place. It was cute, but not the look I was going for. Imagine all the possibilities though!!
I have a recessed light over our bathtub in the master bath - - I’m pretty sure it is going to get some special treatment when I finally get to doing that room!!
Aren’t you in love? Don’t you just want to go out and buy a ton? The best part is that when it is time for us to move, all I have to do is unscrew the converter and put a light bulb back in it’s place - - no rewiring needed and my pretty can move with me!