.........And Let There Be NEW Light!

Hey everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but we've been getting lots of things done around our "Home Sweet Home."  It hasn't been all work and no play;  we've tried to pace ourselves between projects around here, continuing to explore the many wonderful things our new home town has to offer, & getting in some family time, too.  Anyway, what I wanted to share today is some new lighting that The Man installed.  When I shared my china hutch with you last week, I tried to be careful not to get the light fixture in any of the shots because it looked pretty bad.  It was also located in entirely the wrong position for our needs & had been hooked all the way up to the ceiling.

It's not that it's a really bad "chandy", but it isn't what we want in this space.  With some updating (& matching globes), this will find a new home -- to be shared later.

We looked all over for lighting that we liked & finally found it.  We didn't want a bunch of crystals & frills.  It has an oil-rubbed finish and looks so great with our dark pine furniture.

I am so lucky to be married to just the sweetest and very talented man.  He can do just about any wiring, plumbing, drywall, painting, etc. that I happen to add to the "Honey Do List!"

Almost finished.......


I just love it!

I truly don't know what the builder was thinking when he positioned the box for the dining room fixture, but he messed up big-time.  Thank goodness for decorative chain and the ability to "swag!"

I think it looks so cozy & is so perfect with our decor.

Well, I can't tell you how happy and excited I was to get this project finished.  My enthusiasm must have been just what The Man needed, because he immediately started in doing another lighting project -- the entry.  There was only the canned light in our foyer, so we found a fixture that works really well with the dining room fixture.
This is what it looked like before.

Love this fixture and how the light plays off the walls & ceiling.

Isn't this cool?

With the light off.  This space is so cozy and inviting now.

 With the completion of these two fixture redos, I am just about ready to share a tour of the rest of the entry hallway, the sitting room & dining room.  That should be happening next week.  Bet you can't wait, right?  Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by and please come again soon.

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  1. Hi Cas,
    Love your new lights, they look wonderful. I need a new dining room light so badly........one of these days. Like how the one in the foyer looks too, quite an improvement I would say. Don't you just love the way the light dances around.
    Very cool, will have to come back
    tomorrow and check out your other post, I am on my way to beddie bye land.
    Blessings, and keep up the good work..........

  2. I love them both! Thank goodness for the men that are Jack of all Trades huh?
    Your entry way is so much more inviting now...and everything is so much brighter. Great choice of lamps!

  3. You are feathering your nest quite nicely, CAS. I love the lighting. Your entry truly needed that light fixture. *nice*

  4. I love the black wrought iron Cass, it really plays a great part in your decorating! Love how the light shines in the entryway too!

  5. It's coming together. I love the lighting. Thanks for sharing.

  6. It is amazing how much difference lighting can make in a room, isn't it? Wow!

    Very happy that you will have all your family gathered at Nana' this year!! That makes Christmas extra special. blessings ~ tanna

  7. Your new light fixtures look great. Don't you love it when you get a new look? I really need to up grade a couple of mine.

  8. Well, I found you right back and am signing up to be a follower here! You have a wonderful blog-homey and real! My type of gal!! I will be tracking you down when you post now. Thanks for finding me first~ Hugs- Diana

    ps-I love your lights- they are just right for your house and furniture.

  9. Oh I got a chuckle out of your chandie..I so need that one cuz that is my given name...Carolyn!! Beautiful chandie...we really ought to get together sometime...do you know Marty? Maybe lunch one day??? let me know!! We will find a place to meet cuz I would have to pack a suitcase from Buckeye to Gilbert!! But, I would love to see your home sometime...Have a great weekend!!

  10. How great to have such a handy hubby...your lighting is beautiful! So pretty how your foyer light reflects on the ceiling.
    Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  11. The new lighting looks great. Keep up that enthusiasm...who know what all you'll get done!

    I am delighted you linked to Potpourrri Friday. I appreciate you and hope you will make this a weekly stop.

  12. Very pretty! The new light is very similar to a chandy I have!

  13. Love the new chandy, so pretty! Your home is looks so gorgeous! Keep those pictures coming! XO ~Liz

  14. Hi Cas. Love both of your new fixtures. They really do warm up your spaces. And how sweet is your hubby! You can tell how much he wants to please his sweetie. I'm with Liz - keep the pics coming! Take care.

  15. You have some beautiful fixtures. Your place looks fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog--

  16. Hi Cas, Thank you so much for joining the Open House party and sharing your new lights. The new fixtures look beautiful and I look forward to seeing what other changes you make.

  17. Awesome lights, and yes it's great to be married to a man of many means. I have been blessed with one also. Lights are so hard to buy, I know I had replaced mine a few years back and took me forever and a day to find the ones I wanted.
    I will be your next follower so I can see the next adventure and for for that tour of the hallway, sitting and dinning rooms.


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