Let take a look at the dining area of our house. Here is how it started...
...and here it is the last time you saw it. I think. I mean...for all I know I may have sneaked a few updated pictures in since then. This is after removing the carpet, replacing the floors, tearing down the paneling, skimcoating the entire room, and painting. Not to mention refinishing the table, and making our little curtains - which I never actually addressed on the blog because I am still not 100% sure on them, and in the interest of full disclosure they are held up with Velcro. No joke.
Ideally, I would have loved to reuse the beautiful chandelier we had bought at our last rental (you better believe we took it with us) but it is just WAY too big for our little place. I mostly just wanted a simple drum pendant over the table, and then I stumbled across this baby at Lowes. On Clearance, naturally. I pretty much only buy lighting on clearance. I've never paid more than $40 for a light...it goes against my moral code.
I brought it home, switched off my electricity, and got to removing the old fan. Man..those suckers don't play around. Eventually - I got the old fan down, and as an added bonus, I taught my two year old to say 'damnit'. Mom of the Year.
After that it was a simple install of the new light...who is a little more fancy than I am used to...but she is growing on me. Currently we just have it swagged over to center it above the table, I would really prefer to move the light over there - but all things in time! At least Matt doesn't knock his head on it anymore!
How about one more before & progress...I feel like it's been a while since I posted one..