We found a pendant fixture in Lowes that would do the trick. We went with a pendant bar in nickel and blue crackled glass pendant shades. Problem is, the can light left a hole that is seven inches wide and the bar for the pendant light is only five inches wide.
This bar is not going to cover that huge hole. What to do, what to do? After searching online, I found several videos where we can add a box to the gaping hole and just patch around it. We used a ceiling brace similar to this. It went in between the ceiling joists and you twist to tighten it. The teeth on each end grip into the joists. This gave us the light box we needed and the support to hold the light fixture.
Using the instructions for the pendant fixture, we mounted it to the ceiling.
Love the pop of blue the pendants add to the room. A coat of ceiling paint left to go and this project is complete!
See part one of the process here.
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