Wednesday, July 6, 2011

and let there be light

This was a project we talked about for so long, I honestly dont know why we havent done it sooner.
We have horrible lighting in our kitchen and were slowly working on updating it.

It's hard to tell from the pictures but under the cabinets are super dark.


We picked up a roll of rope lights from our local Ace Hardware during their 4th of July sale.
One roll of 18' fit perfectly under our cabinets and for $7.00 plus I had $10 worth of credits so basically I got them for FREE!!!
Can't go wrong!

Here's the after


Before:

After:


Ok so the down side.... if you look in the pictures above you can see the plug hanging down and then plugged it. For a basically free upgrade I am NOT complaining. Plus its mostly hidden behind the coffee pot anyway.

More before:


After:


The pictures really dont do it justice, the lights really really make a huge difference.
And just to prove it heres one in the dark:


Fast, Cheap, Easy and it worked!
Now thats my kinda project.
Yea I'm kinda an instant gratification kinda gal.

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6 comments:

Jessica said...

Ooh, great idea. Too bad our cabinets are separated.

If you got one of those little cable holders (basically a C-shaped piece of plastic with a nail through one end) and put the cord through that to hold it flat against the wall, and clipped the tag I don't know if you'd notice at all. If you were really into it you could paint the cord the same color as your walls.

Patty said...

This is a great idea! I don't have enough overhead cabinets to do this - yet. I'll keep it in mind when I ever find cabinets cheap enough to do a budget makeover in my kitchen. Thanks!

Meg said...

I'm all about cheap and easy! It's a great solution, great thinking!

Boobies said...

I really want to do this in my own kitchen! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

How did you clip them to the underside of the cabinets? I ahve so been wanting to so this but can't figure out how to attached them under there! Great job!

kristin said...

I love this!

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