Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bringing The Outside In

Hey ya'll! Hope your long holiday weekend was a good one. Ours was great. Got a ton done but did not get back to my painting. I am including a sneak peek at my colors though!The in laws are coming out at the end of the week so I will have some time to hopefully finish. I am having so much fun adding our...uh my ..... style to this home. The Hubster pretty much goes along with anything. He may fuss at first but then when it is actually done he is fine with it. I have been focusing on lighting and in my last post I showed ya'll the dining room chandy that I am waiting on. I hope it comes soon. It has been a week already and I am impatient when it comes to getting new pretties. Well while I have been waiting on that one I found a new wall fixture for the tiny hallway from the kitchen into the in law suite. The Hubster installed it yesterday while I was out getting supplies for Oldest for his homework project.

Here is what the tiny hallway had when we purchased the home. I hate that half moon light and we have since changed the carpet out to match the kitchen tile. Why on earth they put carpet right there I will never know especially seeing as there is an entrance from the garage right there as well to the right.

This is where the bringing the outside in comes to play! I looked and looked at fixtures and knew I did NOT want a dome light. Everything else had the candle look and well since the light sits higher up on the wall that would have looked funny so I needed something that pointed down. While we were at Lowes I saw this pretty little thing in the outside lighting section. The Hubster thought I was insane....just so ya know the in laws do too...but knew better than to tell me no. The Hubster thought abt painting the spot for me but knew I needed to do some touch up and figured I would just want to do it myself. He was right.

It is the perfect size and even though it is not dark you can get a little sense of how beautiful it looks in that alcove at night when it is turned on. I am soo in love with it and The Hubster agreed it was nice as well!;)

Here is the sneek peek I promised ya'll of my painting in progress. The kitchen is SW Camelback. The rest of the common areas in the house are SW Whole Wheat. This is Whole Wheat in our foyer so far. I chose SW Svelte Sage for the accent color and also it will be the laundry room color! I am having issues with dining room color though. I need another color to break up the Camelback and Whole Wheat. Its a LOT of those two colors and since the laundry room and set ins will be Svelte Sage I really want an additional one.
Now see this beauty?! It was listed this morning on the local yard sale website. I was not sure I was going to be lucky enough to respond first. I have missed out on more than several good deals because I did not see them first. It is some 37 inches long and seems large for the dining room so I am thinking Foyer or maybe hanging over our landing to upstairs. I was lucky enough to respond first so Littliest and I will be picking it up tomorrow morning after dropping Oldest off at school. It is a steal at just $25! I tried to talk um down to $20 but they said no and well that is fine because I love it and I know a fixture this size and style would be well above $100 new!
Have a good Monday ya'll!


  1. I love your outdoor lantern in the alcove!! You've got good "vision!"....and that $25 piece!?! OH MY....what a deal. Love that!


  2. My in laws have not seen it yet so they truly think I am a loon!;) I just love it and love the deal I am getting on the new fixture as well! Thanx for stopping by!

  3. Hey, Pamela! Your house is going to be STUNNING! I love everything you've picked out; I can't wait to see all the final pictures!

    I'm sorry I haven't checked in with you sooner. The move and quick trip to Texas took a lot out of us - not to mention all the following appointments/meetings to get the kids registered for school, etc. CRAZY! And since then, we've been relaxing and trying to find our new norm.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello and that I'm still here! And that I'll be back more regularly to see all of your pretties!!

    Hope you are doing great!

  4. Glad your back girly! I was starting to worry abt ya! I know what ya mean though! We have been here two months and just now are finding our groove. Chat soon!

  5. I love the light and all the colors!


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