Wednesday, June 16, 2010

you light up my life

So when we built our house, one of the things we didn't pay to upgrade was our light fixtures.  We decided to just stick with the ugly basic builder grade fixtures since we knew that we would just eventually replace them ourselves.  Now, whoever decides on the basic light fixtures for our builders must be blind, or seriously disturbed because they choose the most unappealing lights that I have ever seen and I am a bit ashamed that I lived with them for as long as I did.

When we first got married we had SO many expenses and basic needs to buy for the house that the light fixtures were doing the job we needed them to do and it wasn't in the budget to upgrade them.  As time went on and God has continued to bless & increase us, it wasn't so much about the money being the issue, it just kept getting put off and put off.  Finally, I couldn't handle it anymore and I told Scott that I was just going to order one because my eyes deserved to look at something prettier than we we had (at least in one room of the house).  After a horrible online experience of ordering from Lowe' yourself a favor and NEVER order anything online from them.  I waited THREE weeks to find out that the light fixture I ordered was out of stock until August, thanks Lowe's for telling me three weeks too late.  I am just really glad I was able to get my money back.  It ended up being a good thing, because I found this one from and I am disappointed in myself for not thinking of them in the FIRST place. They had so many choices and the price of my chandelier was like $60 cheaper than Lowe's.  Gotta loooooove that!!

Ok, so here's my light before.  I apologize for making you see this. :)

As if the gold brass isn't bad enough, the spider legs will get ya.  Bleh!!

& here's my little beauty now!! :)

Breathtaking isn't it?! I am so in love!! Now, I gotta say I am pretty proud of Scott & I for installing this.  Neither of us are well super handy, but we figured it out and it was a lot easier than we had anticipated.  The hardest part was the actual assembly of the chandelier.  The instructions that came with it were awful, it was a diagram of the finished product and no step by step instruction.  Scott couldn't figure it out and gave up, and lo and behold little ol' me assembled the whole thing with very little help from him.  Yah, I'm pretty proud of myself!! :)

Is it just me or when you get one new thing in your house, doesn't it make you want to keep going and going.  Now I want new curtains for the kitchen, and new lights in all the rest of my house that is still living in the 70's.  I guess for now this little beauty will do. 

Here she is with the lights on!!

Oh, I'm in love. :)


Laura Larson said...

so beautiful! I love it!

Shaynah Asher said...

haha NOW I remember how ugly the one that came with the house was!!!!

seriously craft night soon??
let's do it while the boys "game"
The new one looks great and I think you did more installing than scott did I am so proud of you!!


Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

It looks awesome! I havent changed any of the lights in our house..I've painted one...hahahha. But it looks great!!

mommak said...

So cute!! I love your new one SO much better!! I am thankful that the people we bought our house from had the good sense to upgrade to some nice lights that all match... PRAISE GOD!

Katie said...

Love that!! Just fell in love with Overstock myself!

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