February 23, 2011

getting around to it...



We finally installed our new dining room light! wooohooo! 

We've had our eye on this light since we moved it, but never made the purchase.  So my Dad was a little sneaky and found out which light we wanted and gave it to us for Christmas! 

And the box has been sitting on our dining room floor since then.  

{I can't believe how busy we've been over the weekends!}

Sunday- we finally decided to complete some home projects- and this was on the list for sure! {also on the list- finishing the fence!! can we say AMEN!!}
First, we take down this ugliness.  This light was hung so low that we had to pin it up on the ceiling to keep it from hitting everyone in the head! Pretty sure it was original to the house...



 Then, we unwrapped everything, and started putting it together!

Looking better already!   {see my Valentines flowers! so sweet!}

 Let's just say it took us a little while to figure out how it was supposed to go!

{oh hello little snowman... 
 guess I forgot to grab you when we took down Christmas decorations!}


There was a lot of chain bending on this project.  Definitely annoying. 


yay! We got it hung- but wait, what about that huge hole in the ceiling? Yeah, we didn't think this through very well ;) Maybe we should have paid better attention to the directions...



Once we took the thing back apart, then hooked up the wires again and got it rehung- we were SO relieved to find that it WORKED! 


And of course, I didn't get any pictures of the entire light and dining room with my camera, but I did snap some on my phone!


Next up on the list- new dining room tables! Oh I can't wait for yard sale season- these guys are so ugly! 

We still have some work to do in here- but it looks a heck of a lot better than it did when we moved in...
 I love when we get these projects done! Everytime I walk into the room I can't help but smile- I mean flowers, and a new light! :D 

4 comments:

katygirl said...

ummmmm i read your post about bieber. so jealous. ;)

Ramsey said...

Gorgeous! Very pottery barn! Love diy!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

isn't crazy how something so simple can make such a difference in a room? :)

The Bonjour Four said...

feels so good to get things accomplished doesn't it! it looks amazing! great job! it makes a huge difference!