Monday, February 18, 2013

A Place Called Home

What does a home mean to me?
To me it means the warmth and comfort a place can give you.
It means having family surround you.
It means the love you share.
Maybe it means security and stability at times.

If you are anything like me, then you probably enjoy putting your own personal touches to your home.
My husband took me shopping this last weekend.  Just the two of us.  It was nice to spend time together looking at things that we both enjoy.  We dreamed and schemed as we walked through 3 different stores.  My husband shared ideas he had, and I have to say, he had some very good ones!

This weekend though we decided to go ahead and shed some more light in our living space.  The chandlier that was hanging in our dinning space looked like it had been there since the turn of the century.  It put off about just as much light as 5 or 6 candles did, which is not much.  We even joked about spary painting the metal at one time, but honestly....  you can't cover up ugly.

I really don't know if you would call it gold or copper. 
Whichever.... It finally came down last weekend! 
My husband worked hard on getting it and 2 gold pendant lights down over the island.
In it's place we put up some new fixtures.
The results....
are amazing!
It changed the look of the place so much.

Patrick and I both like simple designs.  We don't care for a lot of frill.
Maybe it looks a little modern, but Patrick calls it rustic.  I guess that works too.

At least now we have brillant light in our home.
Replacing light fixtures is such an easy way to change a look to a place.
I'm glad we did. 

I'm also thankful that my husband has the ability to do these things.  He even took out 4 dimmer switches in our house on Sunday and replaced those with a normal switch.  We did have to call his dad a few times to ask about the 3 way switches and he ended up coming over to fix one.  But all in all, I'm glad my husband is not afraid to do something he hasn't done before.  What a blessing he is!

So what's up next?
We are currently striping wall paper off our kitchen wall.
We will repaint later when the weather is a little nicer and warmer.
I also have an old table we are going to strip paint off of and restain and repaint.
I love "flipping" treasures!
Have you done any projects lately?

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