Cheap New Kitchen Lighting

With the makeover of our kitchen and it looking so pretty, I wanted it to really shine. Our new lights make such a difference!

IMG_0683However, pre-makeover the lighting in there left something to be desired. The canned lights were usually extremely dim… and yet *sometimes* flickered a bit brighter. Needless to say, the room felt dark. And my plan for black countertops was not going to help that.

Here’s the lighting in our kitchen before- pretty dark.

photo 2 (26)So I started looking at my options.

Our budget is tight. But lighting is not cheap. Especially cute vintage-looking flush-mounts like I wanted. A lot of them were almost $100 each! And that was a bargain. Fortunately I found these vintage-looking semi-flush mount lights at Home Depot… for $30! I had actually admired them before for their simplicity. And they go perfectly in our new kitchen with the black counters and white subway tile.

So we snagged two of them along with 2 recessed light conversion kits for $13 each. The hubby did that part and installed the new lights while I painted the cabinets.

IMG_0661 IMG_0662They look fabulous and bring so much more light to the kitchen! We love them!

IMG_0694I was concerned about our ceilings since they are 8’ and my hubs is 6’3”. But he says they don’t crowd his head at all (they are about 10” tall).

IMG_0698Such a success for an awesome price. It doesn’t feel like a cave in our kitchen now and it lights up all our hard work!

IMG_0699So now our gorgeous kitchen looks even better since it is bright and has more character!

photo 2(1)What do you think of our new lights? Are you liking the vintage vibe in our kitchen? Have you done any new lighting projects lately? Leave me a comment!

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One thought on “Cheap New Kitchen Lighting

  1. Much brighter! Will be easier on your eyes, too. I am still looking for better light in my family room but decided against the chandelier idea, thanks to you! You saved me a ton of money!!

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