A while back, I mentioned that we ordered a light to hang over the sink in the kitchen. We had been looking for a while but couldn't find something we liked + was the right price. So after thinking about it for a week or so, I decided that this bubble glass pendant from Young House Love's new lighting collection with Shades of Light would meet both of those criteria.
It was on backorder so it was a couple of weeks before it arrived. We finally decided to start working on it last Sunday and of course there was a set back from the beginning! Once we took down our old light, we were left with an unpainted area larger than the new light's canopy. So Aaron had to smooth out the edges with some joint compound and sanding blocks dampened to keep the dust level down.
Then I primed and painted it which was a nice quick task so that by two night's time, we were ready for install!
Aaron installed it after dinner a few nights ago. It was a little tricky but he got it!
It is hard to get a good shot at night so I took these pictures in the morning - check out all that fog outside! And you can see our DIY privacy fence too! We had a HUGE wind storm the other night and those suckers didn't waver. Our trash cans and recycling bin which were out on the street didn't fare so well. There was trash and recyclables ALL over the neighborhood! Anyway, back to the light!!!
We obviously need to get a new bulb for it but here's a good close-up shot. It was hanging a little lopsided but we're hoping it straightens itself out over time and isn't because the glass is thicker on one side of the bubble than the other.
It is so nice to have a light back (doing dishes at night without that light was annoying) and we're both very happy with how it looks!
And since we got a new camera, I tried out the manual focus on these pretty pink flowers we picked up a couple weeks ago (they're lasting forever!).
This new camera (almost a couple months old) is like a 1000 times better than the old one. Now the photographer (aka ME) has to get better with it.
P.s. If you've made it this far today, I think you totally deserve to know (and I'm sure you're just dying too!) what the references were to the children's musicals in my last post. First, I mentioned putting the Giant Lunar Moth on a wall - well, you can't because it is this ginormous fictional moth from Dr. Doolittle (the one with Rex Harrison). The second was the saying "quick as you can say Bob's your uncle" - that is from Mary Poppins and is said by Bert is said during the chalk pavement pictures scene.