Before, I had valances over the windows that were installed a little higher to draw the eye up. To see the before pictures, click here. After the kitchen was painted, I decided not to put the valances back up, leaving a more open look. That left a lot of open space above the windows.
Instead of using another sign or dishes above the other window which is above the sink, we installed a conversion kit into the recessed light.
The kit was purchased from Lowes for less than $20. If you click on the picture, it will take you to their page. It was so, so easy to install! Just screw in it and adjust the length of the cord by wrapping it around the white bar. I purchased a lampshade and 2/3 yard of fabric from Wal-Mart.
It was very easy to cover the shade as well. I used spray adhesive and rolled the shade on the fabric, smoothing out any wrinkles. I then trimmed the fabric around the top and bottom of the shade. I did not lap it under. After cutting 2 narrow strips of fabric, I folded and ironed it down making it like a bias tape. I finished it up by hot gluing it around the top and bottom.
There’s the three soup tureens that I found recently at GW and yard sales. To see them used as a centerpiece, click here.
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