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light fixture over kitchen table off-center

Posted by nccmama (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 07 at 20:39

The hanging light fixture that is in my breakfast nook is off center. I guess that the builder found this particular spot to be the easiest place from which to hang a light, but it is definately and very obviously not over the center of where the table must go. What can I do remedy this problem? The guys at Home Depot told me to get a hook and swag the chain over to where it should be hung from, which is about 5 inches over. But isn't this kind of tacky? And, I really don't want to hire an electrician and mess up my ceiling and have to repaint it.

The light is a beautiful hand made Italian piece that I scored at a close out place for cheap. It's wonderful, and I hate to do it such an injustice by hanging it wrong. Do you think that I could cover up the hook and original ceiling plate by constructing a sort of decorative box with crown molding and faux bronzed tin ceiling panels? Any advice would be really appreciated! Thanks!


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RE: light fixture over kitchen table off-center

If the fixture does not weigh over 25 pounds, you could purchase a 2' piece of track and an end feed along with a pendant adaptor. The track would run from the box to where you need the fixture to hang (the track can be cut) and you would wire the fixture to the adaptor. This has been done many times. If you don't like the idea of the hook, but it is the easiest, you can get a cord cover which is sold in lighting showrooms that matches the colors in the fixture and just put that over the chain and hook, then extend it over to where the box is.

Hope this helps.


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RE: light fixture over kitchen table off-center

We had to do the hook/swag thing with our island light, and once you do it, you don't even notice.


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