Bathroom Light Fixture Dilemma

Thank you everyone for all the sweet comments on my bathroom.   I reveled in each one. Thank you. One thing the gorgeous pictures didn’t show yesterday was the dilemna I had with my new light fixture. The electrician who hung the lights in our bathroom decided a 5 1/2” hole was necessary to get out a 1/2” cord of wires to install our bathroom light fixture.   He didn’t think about the fact that one wouldn’t like the Hollywood lights and would try to remove said fixture and update it one day.


For real, is that large of a cut necessary?


Yes I could have installed more dry wall and mudded it and let it dry and then sand it down and then re-mud again and let it dry for two days but I didn’t want to.   I could have found an updated light bar that would have covered the hole but I reeeeeally liked this light fixture. portfolio3lighttransitional I also could have found a medallion to cover it but I could only find round ones and I thought that would look weird.   So I weighed my options and went with this…

I installed two 1 by 2’s by sticking them in the hole and then driving screws into the drywall through the boards.


But that wasn’t good enough.   I then installed another small piece of wood on top of those so that it would be flush with the drywall.   All I had that would work is a piece of the baseboard that I took off.   I know I am totally rigging this thing.   But it works, promise and it is secure.


Then I installed my favorite light from Lowes.   Nice gapping hole to each side of the light.   But nothing a little molding can’t hide right?


Using some scraps of molding I had in my garage I created a box around the fixture.


Then I caulked and repainted it and it looks pretty good.


Dilemma solved and no “said” electrician was harmed in this project.   I still do think ill of him though.   Grrrr!

P.S.   Forigve me for my flash.   Yesterday’s pictures are true to the color purple I used not these.

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