Saturday, December 17, 2011

Removing the Fluorescent Light Box in the Kitchen!

We got a lot accomplished today at the house!  One of the biggest things we wanted to get done was removing the light box in the kitchen before they start working on the popcorn Monday.  This was actually a pretty simple project (easy for me to say as you will see my job pretty much consisted of taking pictures and giving some unsolicited advise! haha).

Here she is.  Complete with popcorn and all.  Take a good look... yes the light fixture was sitting completely diagonal inside the box.

First Handy Hubby popped out the plastic cover. Easy peasy.

Here is a much better view of the crooked light.  Maybe there's a purpose for this... or maybe not... 

Next Handy Hubby removed all the metal flashing around the box.

Here is a picture with flashing removed.

He used a box knife to cut around the top edges and removed the sheetrock etc.  

Here's a picture with the first board removed!  Sweet victory!

And here it is the finished product.  Beautiful I know!

It makes the room look so much larger! (sorry for the dark pic and the mess)  One more time here is the before...

And here is what will be taking it's place!

Can't wait!!

BTW - here is a good article on removing the light box from e-how

1 comment:

  1. What a big difference already! I will be doing this soon, any advice on taking off the actual fluorescent bulb?