Our dining room had no ceiling lighting whatsoever, so we used a lamp in the corner to dimly light the space. It was meant to be a temporary solution, and 2+ years after owning the house, we have finally moved on. The first step was done in conjunction with the kitchen lighting, and involved installing two recessed lights along one wall.
The next step was installing a chandelier above the table. Here's Chrissy unwrapping our custom, handmade, US built light.
|Can you feel the suspense?
I then had to wire it up. We used an existing switch next to the hallway door that previously controlled one random light. That light is now on the kitchen switch.
We then tried to mount it and discovered the bolts that came with the light were too short. Luckily, I had a fine selection of stainless steel machine screws on hand, so I was able to grab a longer version.
|Original bulbs, with camera flash.
The light was a little too dim, so we bought some brighter LEDs on Amazon. They are very nice units that actually fit in with the look of the light. Instead of the absurd 12.5W incandescent bulbs that came with the light, the LEDs consume 3W and produce the equivalent of a 30W bulb.
|New bulbs, with flash.
|New bulbs, no flash.