The Electrician was here today and installed our new pendants in the kitchen, pot lights in the ceiling, and a new fixture in the dining room. We are in major update mode around here.
This new fixture replaced the old brass one we had in the dining room. Brass went seriously out of date about 2 weeks after we moved in to this house. :) Here is what the old fixture looked like.
I tried to tone down the brass with the black shades but in the end it all looked tired and dated.
This one looks so much better. Next task will be painting over the red walls and getting some new window treatments.
Another thing we had the Electrician take care of was to remove the light fixture in the breakfast area. That fixture has been a pain since the beginning.
The light was never centered over the table and my tall husband was always hitting his head on it. When the house was built the Electrician at the time lined the fixture up with the center of the French door. Well, the table has never been center to that door. We never would have been able to get in and out the door to the deck if that was the case.
Anyway, long story short…we had it removed and 3 recessed ceiling lights installed. LOVE IT! It’s now so much more open and brighter and the room looks bigger.
And here are the pendants. We ordered them from Lighting Universe.Com and the lights arrived less than a week after I ordered them! Great prices and selection too.
At one point I had a pot rack hanging here but decided it was time to take that down a few years ago. Pendant lights are what we decided to go with and we are really happy with the look and the extra lighting they provide. Dimmer switch too!
See how more open the breakfast area looks now?
So the home improvement craze around here continues. Last weekend we spread 15 yards of much in the yard. Looks so much better. We keep checking things off the list. The new granite counter tops are on the list but way at the bottom….these kids in college are keeping that one low on the list. But in the meantime, there’s plenty of other smaller dollar amount improvements to keep us busy. :)