The fixture we had had 1 bulb in it. You might as well get dressed in the dark. The light was terrible. I happened to be driving by Design Lighting and saw signs for a One Day Sale. Perfect! Can't hurt to stop in and take a peek on my way back, riiiiiiight?? The fixture I ended up going for met all of my requirements, except it had 4 tube bulbs and wasn't quite as deep as I was hoping for. BUT, the price was right - regular $225, marked down to $75. SOLD. We installed it yesterday, and only ran into a couple hiccups. The screws provided were a bit too long to bring the fixture flush and cover the ceiling hole - quickly remedied when I suggested Kris just cut them shorter. Ha, could have been risky... but it worked out. And I didn't like the colour of the lights that they sold me. I said I wanted "not CFL-blue, and not yellow". It was white alright. Like a laundry room. Eek. So I sent my husbie on a quick run to pick up one shade warmer. However, he hit 5 stores and had no luck (so much for them telling me that these bulbs are really easy to find!!)... soon we'll be good to go. The only drawback is that the light kind of quickly flickers on (like a fluorescent does). But, I'll get over it.
A couple of the other updates are that we finally installed our Pottery Barn ledge, and put our wedding tree up with the "XO" letters that I sprayed gold in my painting binge last weekend. Confession? I don't love it. It ended up taking up way more of the wall than I anticipated and it feels too high. But, that ledge is anchored in and ain't never coming out thanks to 3 screws to studs and 2 toggle bolts. So I'll learn to live with it for now. Ultimately, it's nice to have our wedding tree (which was custom framed - I spent enough money on that to make you fall on your face. Ouch.) up instead of in a corner. Click here for the post on our diy bedside tables, and here for the feature on our diy headboard.
Apologies for the crap photos. I forgot I hadn't taken any until 8:00 tonight, so there is virtually no light and a whole lot of grainy. What's a girl to do?? I didn't bother with the rest of the room because there's nothing happening there, friends. Look away.
|This is with the light on - a bit stark! We will be switching for warmer toned bulbs!|
- Crown Molding (through the whole house) - long term
- Art/frames on the walls in a gallery layout - short term
- A full length framed mirror, possibly diy - short term
- New doors including closets - long term
- Replace lampshades (or lamps altogether) with white drums - short term
- Throw pillows - short term
- Taller vase or object on ledge - short term
- Curtains - short term
We are getting there! Those 2 long term items are wishlist items and may not happen before we move out of this house, but we'll see. That's it for now!