I disliked the florescent light that was over the sink in the kitchen. Plain Jane. And it always seemed to be shouting "here I am". No hiding it.
What an inexpensive update. $16. Can't beat that!
Mr. Spouse did shorten the bar so that it was the length that worked best. I added a florescent type of bulb that stays cool.
The valance was another fun find. I had this fabric left from making pillows. It ended up being just the width and length I wanted. And Mr. Spouse actually noticed it the very day I hung it! That must mean it is a "keeper".