This is a table the girls do their home work at, have their snacks & we sometimes even eat dinner at. We have a larger table in our dinning room but for some reason we all gravitate to this one. So a light over it had become necessary. Though I wish we had a ceiling outlet, I had to work with what I had…..just an outlet on the bottom of the wall. So I came up with a way to hide it the best I could.
This was a cheap project as well- hanging light-$6 (ikea) cord holder-$2 (ikea) corner molding-$2.39
ceiling medaillon-$5.99 ......whole project under $20!! Not bad :)
I had the light fixture already but had to figure out the where to hang it on the ceiling & the height I wanted it. I used a 3M hook for the ceiling & taped the cord to the wall to hold it in place
Then to make it look like an actual fixture I added a ceiling medallion & a cord strip.
The medallion needed to be tweaked a bit to make it fit over the cord. I just sawed out a little notch.
Then using a little hot glue I secured it to the ceiling. Then I just placed the cord into the cord strip (Ikea -$2) . It has a removable sticky strip on the back that holds it to the ceiling. Keeps the cord straight too.
Next I needed to “pretty” up the medallion to hide the hook. Using my circle cutter & a sturdy paper plate, I made a piece to fit the middle. Cut a circle, then cut a slit to the middle.
Squeeze the plate over the cord & hook allowing it to fold over itself to create a cone shape. Because I made the circle slightly larger then the space it filled, it held itself in place .
That’s it ! Done!
I painted the molding to match the wall & the top to match the crown molding.
I still need to caulk the molding but the hard part is done!! It blends right in :)