Seriously, alert the local media. This is a very interesting post.
So interesting that the only ‘before’ picture I have is of our first visit and you can only see what I am talking about in the background..
Hall Light “Before”
Through the miracles of crop, I present that incredibly high quality before shot.
Replacing these ugly random light fixtures have never been a huge priority (except for that chandelier..which spoiler alert is still hanging there this day). Well, we were randomly at Lowe’s and I found a beautiful fixture marked down from over $100 to $19. Sold.
New Hallway Light Closeup
Bright & Shiny
I am back at blogging at the first thing I post is about a light replacement and not even at how we did it. There are plenty of how tos on switching lights out there tho. Do you really want to learn how we did it?
As the picture above basically explains, we’ve removed all of the doors from our little kitchen, pushed the fridge out into the dining/living room, and emptied the countertops and lower cabinets (doggy proofed!) so that we can start with this kitchen update. That pic was taken August 4th, I can honestly report that kitchen things are still all over our house basically making our life even more chaotic. Here’s the wishlist/to do list for the kitchen:
Prime, paint, and seal the cabinets.
Buy new hardware and add it to the cabinets (duh)
Paint the walls and ceiling
Re-do the countertop (either paint or re-laminate)
Replace the floor
Finally finish installing the big light
Replace the under cabinet light
Find a permanent solution for the trash and recycle bins
Make the upper corner shelf open shelving
Possibly replace the above-window light
Add some sort of curtains to the window and the door
Strip and repair the doors to the outside and to the basement
Paint the doors to the outside and the basement
Bright high glass white paint on the trim
Create a family command center on the big open wall that includes a calendar, mail center, meal planner, and anything else we may find useful.