Can I get an Amen?  I’m telling you what, this is so true in life, renovating (yes, I said it) and in actual, well, lighting. This house sat for a long time.  Glad we saw it during the day, because it would have been a little creepy walking around in the dark.  Nope, no thanks, I’d like to see what I’m buying, thank you very much.

We really hadn’t planned on spending money on updating the lighting yet.  That was going to be down the road, when we got in and had time to look around.  But, one trip to Home Depot (and after I was looking for light shades and realized they were $20-$25 a piece to replace….and they needed to be replaced).  Once you replaced all the shades you could have bought a pretty cool new light fixture.  So, a couple trips and one full cart later, we have new lighting.

A husband and wife and daughter installed them for us.  I missed all the excitement, but, sounded like it got a little heated there for a bit.  Something about you can’t do this and this is not to code, your wrong, I wish I’d never married you (not really, they didn’t do that, but, it sounded like it was an electrical emergency).  “Hand me the 12-gauge wire and stat!”

First stop on our lighting adventure is in the bathroom.  We found these on-line.  Jeff found them.  The other lights were crystal covered and quite beautiful, but, not our style whatsoever.  Not that we aren’t crystal like and beautiful, but, I think we are more like oil-rubbed bronze.  Rugged, hardworking.  I’ve said enough.


Next light we changed out was the one in the entry.  The old one was pretty and again, had crystals hanging from it.  I still have them, thinking about a project for them…think wind chime.  Anyway, again, not our style, hadn’t planned on changing it just yet, but, so happy we did.

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Can you see the crystals?  And the light shades?  Plus we were having a hard time finding the replacement shades.

Next stop, Dining Room.  Now this one, well, no love lost on it at all.  I hit my head on it so many times.  And it didn’t feel good.  I’d advise not doing that.  It was heavy but again, small, wobbly and hurt my head.  I don’t think lights are supposed to do that.

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Now, these last two lights are, well, awesome.  I can say that because I didn’t have anything to do with picking them out so I cannot be accused of bragging. Again Jeff did.  Picked them out, not brag.  And, they turned out amazing. We used Edison Lightbulbs in both fixtures and they really give off a beautiful yellow light.  What a difference.


We added more ceiling lights, in the bathroom and closet.  But, they aren’t as interesting as the other lights.  Didn’t change the fans in our master, or the kid’s rooms either. Need to circulate that air!

Lights out!

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