DIY lights up my life

When we first moved into our house, there were so many things that needed to be done, I almost didn’t know where to start.   And then it got very, very dark.  That’s when I realized there was absolutely no light over the kitchen table.  Suddenly I knew which project deserved to be at the top of the list. Unfortunately, it appeared that one of the major reasons for the lack of light was also the lack of wiring in the ceiling.

We are planning on remodeling the whole kitchen, but I was not prepared to choose a fixture or put a hole in my ceiling.  Repairing drywall is not in my DIY repertoire (yet). So, in  need of a quick fix that could plug into a wall, I started looking for options.

Lowe's plug in light

I literally had this in my hand at Lowe’s – the only plug in pendant option they had.  I just couldn’t bring myself to actually buy it.  It’s decent for the price, but Continue reading

Put a fork in it

Get ready for an epic story.  A story complete with loss, renewal, a battle, and true love!

*Ahem*  I may be overselling it a little.  But the truth is, there were some old shutters that got lost in an attic, I fought some ladies to actually obtain said shuttersat an estate sale, and then my husband (who must truly love me), helped me load them up and take them home.  See? Everything I promised.

But seriously, these shutters were worth it.  Just look at this baby.  I mean, the PATINA…. *drool*


More gratuitous patina shots:

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