Let the Light Show Begin

No, you have not stumbled on vacation pictures of the light show at Disney. Although at times I thought I was living in a Mickey cartoon, not the castle we all want to have. Lighting plays a very important part of your decor. Man, I am starting to sound like a designer,NOT. Then again I am sure you have read all that blah,blah,blah on other blogs. I know ya'll just want to see the pictures and hear the drama.

Before photo is not too great, I am sure that I have a better photo somewhere.

This is the dining area. I had a light that I ordered from JC Penny's fifteen years ago. It was a cut Tiffany style glass fixture.


This is Camo Man and a friend of ours hanging the new light. It is so blurry, I snapped it fast cause Camo Man was fussin about me putting down the camera and helping. He is not a blogland fan. Am I the only one whos husband sighs this hugh sigh when he walks in and I am on the computer?

Below is the light above our island. Here is the drama, actually I hope this helps someone out. When you get to this point of a remodel you are fed up with each other and want to put the house on the market "AS IS". Our old light was a box light with the long florescent lights. Well I wanted to pull that down and put a light with pot hangers or some really cool pendant lights. No one told me the new light weighed over seventy five pounds and there was no stud in the ceiling where it needed to hang. So Camo Man came up with the idea to leave the wooden light box and enclose it with matching boards. This would make it sturdy enough to hold my fabulous new light. After I shed a few tears, I agreed. I told him I did not want it to look like a we had to do a fixer upper. He assured me it would look great. Gosh, he was RIGHT. It looks as though it was made to be hung that way. Even his mom said how wonderful it looked, she thought he built the whole light box. She did not realize that was the same box that had hung there for fifteen years.


The kitchen is now bright, sorry no fireworks here.
I love my new lighting. It has the look of French Country.

This is the light above the dining table. It took me a few days to get used to it instead of the Tiffany light. This one is so much heavier looking.

It is very hard to take photos of lighting. It is too bright with the light on and dark with it off. But stay tuned, hopefully you will see them better in photos of the whole kitchen. WOW, I am starting to feel a little like Cinderella ......

12 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh so lovely....Mic...key..mouse! No,really...love the new look~ What are y'all doing this weekend?

♥Aubrey said...

I like the one in the kitchen...how it is created to have a hanging pot rack on it :) Check out my SURPRISE giveaway!!! Cinderella indeed...always a happy ending ♥

Olivia and Me said...

Me thinks you've got a place to hang your new copper pots on now!

Great job and this does not look like a diy project at all.

Sue said...

I think the new fixture looks really nice and professional w/ the addition of all that wood trim on the existing one. Glad he figured out how to make things work without having to re-structure the ceiling area. What a man!
:-) Sue

Mickey Johnson said...

...camo man and friend did a great job...i am very impressed...it all looks great! and yes, i totally get the husband, computer, blog, sigh thing...we are so misunderstood! xo, mickey

HeathahLee said...

It DOES look great! I wish we could replace our flourescents in our kitchen. Sigh...so many other projects ahead of that, though!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE that light fixture/pot rack thingy! I think Camo Man did a fabulous job. My hubbs and I usually end up so irritated with each other when working on a project like this.

Can't wait to see the whole kitchen put together!

~Amanda

The Stylish House said...

Tell hubby two thumbs up for the great solution. It looks great!
Cathy

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey Sis! You can have it if you would like...what ya gonna give me...hehe!

Twice as Nice said...

It turned out great and hubby was so creative. He could blog about it. HA No, really he came up with a clever idea and you got your pretty lights. Looks like the house is off the market.

Darlene said...

Looks WONDERFUL!!! I know you are enjoying it!!

Melissa Miller said...

LOVE it! We have similiar taste in lighting for sure! ~GORGEOUS!