Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lighting Risk!!

I decided to join up with The Nester to about taking risk!

My biggest risk by far for us has been purchasing our new house. We loved our old house but after being being broken into twice in three years, I had had enough.

Walking into our new house, Dennis had much more faith in my decorating skills than I did. He saw more potential than I could. (I mean the mirrors were bad, but the murals of Mother Earth and the Dragon were awful.)

My first room to complete was my dining room/foyer. I had to change the foyer light. It had a nice pendant light but it just not appropriate for the space. I love the look of the drum lamp shades. I scoured everywhere looking for one to DIY, but could not find one.

Then I remembered the awesome lamp shade that I purchased at Lowe's when I was staging our old house for sale. So I ran down there during one of my lunch breaks and found the perfect lamp shade. It was the right size and color.

When I brought it home though I of course got the look from Dennis.......you know the look. The look of "is this really going to work." After he insisted on doing it himself instead of me. (I did give the instructions on the attachment.) It was finished in five minutes flat. It took us more time to figure out which breaker to turn off than to hang the new fixture.

I love the look and the price tag under $22.00. Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish all of my risk turned out that cheaply and that perfect. Maybe I would stop getting the look.

7 comments:

Charisa said...[Reply to comment]

Found you from The Nester - really cute and great idea!

Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

that looks so great! lovely shade! i also love your ceilings! (weird? i don't know.) the molding and everything is so beautiful! makes me wish i owned a house instead of being a renter!

letterstoliney said...[Reply to comment]

I too am a huge fan of the ceilings and the lamp shade of course! I love the pattern and the shimmery-ness. Great job!

Kara said...[Reply to comment]

I started my post out the same way today. Love the hanging shade. Great idea.

Judy said...[Reply to comment]

I love the hanging shade. What a scary story about your old home. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...[Reply to comment]

I love you hanging shade. It really adds to the room.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...[Reply to comment]

Why do husbands always give "the look" - even after years of DIYing, I still get the look. Glad it turned out - it looks great.

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