Nearly a year and a half ago, I wrote that cooking in the dark was no fun, and that kitchen lights were a top purchasing priority…and now with summer’s long daylight hours fading into memory again, we finally got some lights! Despite his frustrations installing the light in our bedroom last year, Chuck bravely set forth to install our new kitchen and dining room lights.
The kitchen ceilings are only eight feet tall, so the first installation went fairly smoothly. It’s a small spiral with five adjustable spotlights that we’ve aimed at the counters:
The ceilings in the dining room are a bit higher, and installation there required a bit more…creativity:
Zephyr was fascinated by the light installation process; in this picture, I’m pretty sure he’s thinking about hor crazy Chuck is to be standing on top of a ladder on top of a desk…
The light fixture looks like a giant stainless steel spider…
A few lightbulbs and many glass icicles later, we have a light!
Another look at the kitchen light:
After installation was complete, Zephyr needed to do a close-up inspection:
Later we discovered that the icicles are sitting directly in the jetstream of the air conditioning vent, and thus sway lightly in the wind, but luckily they’re high enough to be safe from curious kitties who might try to jump from the table top. I think we’ll keep them (the lights AND the kitties, that is).