Light ’em up, up, up! That’s what I was singing while we hung the dining room light fixture. I saw “WE”, but I really mean Joel. He hung the light and it was a pain but it looks great!
It took me months to find a light for this room. I was over thinking it (as usual) but I’m glad I held out. We ordered this fixture from World Market. (Sorry, looks like it’s not available online anymore?) It’s similar to this Ballard Designs light, but way more in line with our budget. It was on sale for $79 plus shipping. Sold!
Let’s talk about this before picture. Ewwww, right? I hated this thing. It was old, ugly and gross. I mean, dirty gross. So happy it’s gone!
Nothing is ever just a simple change around here *sigh*. For some reason the hardware that came with the light just wasn’t matching up to the holes and screws. I dunno. He wound up shoving some pennies, acting as washers, in there to make it work. I looked away and pretended I didn’t see that happen. That’s how we roll 😉 It hasn’t fell yet, so, win?
Honestly, I’d like it to hang a few inches lower but for now I’m okay with it. I might add some chain to it later on though. It’s a little dim so we might also add a bulb splitter and another bulb. I’ll update y’all if we do 🙂
So, here’s a quick WAY before, maybe a week or two after moved in to this house and the progress we’ve made.
Much better but still a ways to go. Did you work on any small but big impact changes this weekend? I’m working on a couple fun things this week that I can’t wait to share!