Ok, so the light fixture in our dining room was uuuugly. Here's a visual. Yuck. A mi, no me gusta, is all I've got to say. [Yeah, I was a Spanish major.]
I bought the FILLSTA light fixture from IKEA last month and the plan was to just remove the old fixture and use the light kit we bought to hang the new one. That way, we could just plug it into the wall and Chris wouldn't have to do any wiring.
But it turned out to be easier than we thought, so he just went ahead and wired it into the ceiling. Mind you, this boy hasn't really done any electrical work in his life so he was just winging it. I was impressed. :)
Here are some "during" shots.
Make sure you turn the 'lectricity off at the circuit breaker before digging up in those wires. Otherwise, it could be bad news bears.
[Go ahead and laugh at my falling down 'wallpaper' panel. UGH]
Chris did all of this and I didn't get in there to take step by step pictures...sorry. Apparently, it's easy to figure out though.
Putting it together, piece by piece. Did I mention I looove my husband??
Oh, what? You don't want to see my half finished projects in the background and junk all over the table?
Fine, I'll clean it up for you.
Ah, much better. Okay, two things.
One. I was standing on a chair in my pjs at 8 this morning trying to spray errant scrapbook papers into place for this photo. My hands now are incredibly sticky (even after scrubbing with a sponge and rubbing them in nail polish remover) and stinky (I think I'm getting high just being in the same room as my hands). Conclusion: I hate spray adhesive.
Two. I can't decide about that baker's rack. We got it for free from an abandoned house (we DIDN'T steal it!) and I fixed it up but I'm toying with selling it on craiglist. Do you think it looks weird in there on the same wall with that panel? Maybe if I turned it so it's not in the corner and just on the window wall?
Alright, I'm off the paint, paint, paint! Aisle to Aloha Studio is opening next weeeeeek!! Oh, quick question-- what color combos would you love to see in a funky painting for your house? I've got a bunch of fun ones but always looking for new ideas.