5/18/2010

Can You Adapt?


Do you remember me talking about my hatred for can lights, and the remedy I had found for said plight here? Well, I went ahead and purchased the adapter and shade, and I tell you, it's pretty neat how easily it all went together. However, let me warn you (I found out the hard way,) that you can't use any old lamp shade. The adapter socket is bigger than a lamp socket and the standard size shade won't fit. But, there are plenty of other options out there. Just make sure it's made to fit with a pendant light.


I am having a bit of a dilemma though. I'm trying to keep the big stuff neutral, and bring in punches of color with the details. I haven't been able to get to the details yet, so keep that in mind. BUT, I'm toying with the idea of painting the shade. I love the silver, don't get me wrong...I just wonder if it's too much silver. Ehh, if I don't like it in the end, I can always change it, right? What would you do? Hmmm?

6 comments:

Sarah B said...

I think it looks wonderful! The detail is amazing. Definitely a keeper!

Cheri said...

Ooo! I love it! I love the silver too, but I do wonder how it would look black!

Marija said...

First off, I am having a great time here...and look forward to following in my reader. Found you from Jenn at Dept of the Interior. Second, the gray kitchen cabs are terrific. I'd like to see your shade in black. Maybe fabric to soften it up...then you can take it right off if you don't like it. Not that I have any idea how to put fabric on a shade...

Marija

GiGi said...

i love the silver, girlfriend!
looks tres chic!!

Nichole said...

Thanks guys for your opinions. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do. I'm think I'm going to wait until I get the artwork/details in the kitchen before I go painting things. You know I will keep you posted!

Joi said...

I adore this! I really want to buy it now! I think the silver looks great, but I can also empathixe with your desire to paint! I have no suggestions for you--but I think it will look wonderful either way!

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