An updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture is a perfect way to update a light because I did not have to take down the light.
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I am so excited that my updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture looks amazing because this upcycle has saved me a lot of money. First, let me tell you that I took many before shots and shots of each step I took during this project, and something bad happened and my hard drive froze up. I was so upset that I lost all my pictures of the project.
Everyone that comes in my kitchen loves this light fixture so I decided to do this post with what I have. This project is so simple that I really can tell you how to do it.
The Christmas photo is the only “before” picture that I have. My light fixture was 14 years old, and I still loved the iron scroll pattern but I really disliked the goldish colored globes. I have seen so many light fixtures that are made with galvanized metal, and I wanted one in my kitchen. One thing that I do often, is look at things in my house and try to figure out ways to update my things.
One reason that I love projects like this is that it is less work for my husband. I really do not like to ask him to do honey-do projects is because he works so hard.
How I did it.
I found my buckets at Walmart with the outdoor entertaining items. The buckets were a perfect size and under $8 for each one. My bucket is 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep. You can also check Amazon for a similar bucket. I purchased a Bi-metal hole saw bit for around $12. My buckets are hanging upside down. I attached the bit to my drill and easily cut holes large enough for the light bulbs. I used the same rings that were on the globes to secure the bucket on the light fixture. I was concerned about how the light would shine on the table but it is perfect. In about 5 minutes, I had an updated farmhouse kitchen light fixture.
You will want to see how to update your ceiling fans without removing the fan.