Kitchen table?


Hi I have a dilemma

After putting in new countertops abd extending the peninsula closer in to the breakfast nook area to have more kitchen space resulting in not having the table to sit directly under the light fixture

i removed the leaf and that helped but now it’s not centered under light

So was wondering if not having a light over breakfast table would be okay abd putting a ceiling mount light in center of room instead

In the pic you will see the original ceiling mount plate cover abd how we pulled a chain to the chandelier over table

You will see how close table is to peninsular with leaf in

Hope this all makes sense

thanks for your time

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  21 answers
  • Personally, I would have the light fixture rewired for over the table.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 10, 2020

    You definitely need a light over the table. I would either move the chain so that the light is centered or fix the ceiling and re-wire the light over the table.The area will look totally complete that way. Love the light fixture

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 10, 2020

    It is easy to put in a new light fixture that you can center over the table and not worry about the one hanging from the chain or you could build a small banquette at the wall and window and have the light centered over a smaller table with built in seating

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 10, 2020

    another thought is you could remove the current light and patch the ceiling and add can lights in that area

  • I would leave it as is. It's not centered just try moving the chain. That will help

  • Em Em on Dec 10, 2020

    Just add a new fixture over the table. Remove the old one and patch the ceiling. Perhaps take the one from the table area and put it in the kitchen where the flushmount is. With the clear glass it should give more light in the kitchen. Go for a smaller little bit smaller fixture over the table. Home Depot has tons of choices.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Dec 10, 2020

    I would just move the chain. If not then have an electrician rewire the light and move it.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 10, 2020

    If you could better disguise the chain, it would be ok the way it is, right now it is a dark chain across a light ceiling. Personally rewire and move the light. Then fill in and paint where the cord comes out of the ceiling with the medallion.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 10, 2020

    Easier and cheaper to move the chain instead.

  • William William on Dec 10, 2020

    Move the chain. Cover the chain with a tube of fabric. It will look fine. If you plan to leave the table where it's at and never move it then moving the light fixture would be optimal. And patch the ceiling.

  • I would just rewire it to be directly under the table.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2020

    Hello there,

    Just change the light fitting to the same as the other Kitchen Fitting and take down the heavy Lantern on the chain. There is enough light in the room without another over the table!

  • Tracie Tracie on Dec 11, 2020

    If rewiring isn't an option maybe paint the chain and other parts the same color as the ceiling.. They're still there but it won't draw your eye up there as much

  • Either move the hook for the chain or you could have it rewired. The latter will be more complicated and expensive.

  • Annie Annie on Dec 11, 2020

    You could install a longer chain to be able to hang the light where you want. Or if you have access to your attic, move the electrical box to a location that you want. A light above the table is a Must.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 11, 2020

    Your light is hanging from a hook. Install a new hook where you want the light. Leave old hook in place or you will need to repair the ceiling.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 11, 2020

    I don't have a light over my 4 seat dining table and it's no issue. As long as the room is well lit, I don't see where your plan would be an issue unless it bothers you.

    You could also move the hook to center the fixture you have and then patch the ceiling.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Dec 12, 2020

    I think it's a personal opinion. I like having a light over my dining room table, so I would just move the hook and chain.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Dec 16, 2020

    AS long as you have enough light it should be ok to put a plate over it.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 17, 2020

    As long as you have enough light it doesn’t matter we’re the light is

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Dec 20, 2020

    I'm going to suggest some out of the box thinking. It looks like your ceiling is textured or stippled. If that is the case, it is almost impossible to patch and have it blend in with the unpatched portion of the ceiling. You almost always can tell where the "repair" was. So even if you hire an electrician to move the wiring, you won't have the chain but you will have a patched area that will call attention to itself. I would still hire an electrician to move the wiring properly, then if you ever want to change the fixture it would be easy to do. But instead of trying to patch the area where the light used to hang, I would install a square area of shiplap or a thin piece of plywood, or wood flooring strips that match the stain of your floor and use trim around the edges painted to match your crown moulding. Make it as large as you need it to cover the area where the old fixture was so that your table is centered beneath it. You could paint the shiplap or plywood the same color or a lighter version of your walls and you would have a beautiful focal point that centers the light and creates a beautiful area above your table. This link gives a general idea of the look except they used just paint and trim and you would need to cover your area because of the hole you wood need to cover, but it'll give you and idea hopefully.

    Best of luck.