cover a recessed light with a decorative bowl

Before I officially start this post, let me introduce you to the newest member of our family…

jake

Doggie-X.  We are still working on the name, but think Jake might be it!  So far he’s been “Mouse,” “Jack” “Ninja Turtle” and now “Jake.”

I adopted this beautiful boy on Friday while my daughter was at school!  He is a two year old hound [if anyone out there knows exactly what kind of breed he is I'm all ears!] that was at a local animal shelter.  I have never seen a more mellow, sweetheart of a dog in all my life.  We are already in love with him and he has filled a huge empty space in our house and hearts that our previous dog once filled.  Our house feels complete once again.

Anyway, thanks for letting me get a bit side tracked.  Now onto today’s crazy idea…

covering a recessed light fixture with a decorative bowl

Even though I like recessed lighting, sometimes I feel the urge to rip a few out around the house and install a nice pendant or flush mount light fixture just for something unique.  We have the energy-efficient bulbs in every recessed can and the light it emits is just so darn harsh [and just a tad unflattering].  Since I don’t want to chance burning down our house, I decided to take the easier route and decided to “cover up” one light.

cover up any recessed light with a decorative bowl

This is our entry from the garage and I thought it was the perfect spot to add a little more personality.  [yep, even more personality than the BRIGHT yellow door!]

cover any recessed light with a decorative bowl

I purchased this metal ring bowl at a decor shop the other day and had NO clue what to do with it when I got home.  As usual, I walked around the house with this thing for a good 30 minutes trying to find a good spot.  The light bulb went off [ha ha] when I walked towards the garage.

cover up a recessed light fixture with a decorative bowl

You can see how I attached it to the ceiling if you look close enough.  I simply hung this guy from the ceiling using cup hooks.  I used about 6 so it was level and secure.  For now the gold colored hooks doesn’t bother me, but I can always break out my paint pens and color them to match if I get the urge.

cover up a recessed light with a decorative metal bowl

 

covering up a recessed light with a decorative bowl

cover up a recessed light with a decorative bowl

cover a recessed light up with a decorative bowl

I was kind of hoping it would cast some funky shadows onto the wall and floor, but not the case.  No worries.  I love the look anyway.

covering a recessed light fixture with a decorative bowl

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  1. This is such a neat and creative idea!!!

  2. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Your pup is so adorable and I’m glad he found a good new home. I did almost the same thing a year ago with a light. I only added decoupaged tissue paper on the inside before hanging it over the light.

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