Saturday, January 16, 2016

House Jewelry

You ladies know how jewelry can add that special touch to your outfits.  Today the jewelry for my fixer upper was installed and what a difference it makes!

The outside garage lights went from this:

To this:

The front porch lights went from this:

To this:

In our previous house, I wanted to change out the ceiling fan in our master bedroom to a chandalier but I just never got around to it.  I found the one I wanted to put in our fixer upper.  It was THE ONE!

 I remembered that we already had a chandalier that we took down from the dining room that looked very similar but it was brass.   Why don't I try to "fix it up"!

I decided to spray paint it and then apply a light coat of dark glaze.

I replaced the candle covers because the old ones were yellowed and cracked.  My husband had to cut each one to fit. 

The finished project:  

I chose coach lights for the foyer and dining room.

Pendant lights over the counter area.

I am loving the "house jewelry".

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Finally A Place to Relax

While all the work on the main floor is being done by a contractor, my husband has been working on the basement.  Our goal was to complete the basement so we would have a place to relax and live a somewhat normal life.  After two and a half months, the basement is almost done.  It is smaller than our previous house, but very cozy.  

We brought in the basics to get us by for a few weeks.

A new countertop, sink, microwave and mini fridge have been installed in the basement kitchenette.

I still have to paint the cabinets.

What a difference these craftsman shutters make!

I ordered the hinges online from Antique Hardware.  Did you know that these are called "shutterdogs"?

The walk in shower tile is done.

I am in love with this stainless steel farmhouse sink!

 Seeing this pull in my driveway today made me jump for joy!

As you can see, it has been a very exciting week at our little fixer upper but there is still more to do.