There’s no denying that lighting is a vitally important aspect of any space, yet it’s often the most overlooked. Once you flip the switch to illuminate your interior, it’s easy to get distracted by all the other things that need tending to, and lighting falls by the wayside. When visiting Lauren and Danny’s Mount Washington home, we were reminded that, whether you rent or own, you can take control of your own lighting situation.
While Lauren and Danny love the '90s, the dated track lighting in their kitchen was in desperate need of an update. Because they rent their home, ripping out the track was not an option, so the two began researching ways to modernize it. Fans of the exposed bulb look, they decided to adapt the track into a series of hanging exposed-bulb pendant lights.
With a few simple tools, Danny was able to attach an adapter to each fixture on the track and then simply plug in the new pendant lights. The project turned out to be an inexpensive and easy solution to a seemingly permanent eyesore.
Not all tracks are the same, so if you’re looking to replicate this beauty, be sure to research what kind of adapter your track needs. This Nora NT-327B is an example of a common outlet adapter solution. If you’re unhappy with your dated lighting, visit your local hardware store and figure out what alternative options you have, and then get creative!
Lauren and Danny are no strangers to taking matters into their own hands—check out the rest of their their House Tour, full of DIY furniture and art pieces.
Are you sick of your lighting situation? How have you used lighting to improve the ambience in your home?
(Image credits: Jessica Isaac)