After we removed the fluorescent fixture, we realized that we just had wires coming through a hole in the ceiling - versus having a properly installed outlet box. So we decided that we would move the location of the outlet and install an outlet box. We bought a brace with an electric box attached to it. We slipped this up through our new hole and twisted it until the brace was firmly positioned between the joists.
|Wires coming out of the ceiling with no box??|
|New box installed, spackle complete|
|First coat of ceiling paint|
Unfortunately, after we spackled, sanded and painted, we realized that the new ceiling paint does not match the old ceiling paint at all. It's a pretty bad mismatch. Apparently there are a lot of variations on white. But with the new fixture installed, the difference in the paint isn't nearly as noticeable.
|New fixture in place|
|Two new light fixtures! =)|
My mom had a great idea to install the old fluorescent fixture in the garage. I think we might tackle that next.