All of the new lighting in our new to us home has been installed!
In the before photo below, on the right is the wall you are looking at in the photo above.
This room was originally designed to be a family room off of the kitchen.
We chose to use it as an open kitchen/dining room space.
This weekend the gas fireplace is being removed and it will be installed on the opposite side of the same wall,
and the mantel will be getting some updates too!
That room was designed to be a formal living room/dining room combo,
but we are using it as one large living space.
New hardwood flooring will be installed in the kitchen, dining room, living room, entry and hallway,
but the fireplace switcheroo has to be completed first.
Because this room was a family room, there were no overhead lights except one can light near the fireplace,
(they assumed people prefer lamp light),
and the vaulted ceiling wasn't ideal for putting an overhead light in.
The solution, these new wall sconces that I LOVE!
We choice a simple light for in the bay window nook.
This is where a round table was intended to go if the adjacent room was used as a family room.
We will be using it as a little morning coffee sitting area with two comfy chairs and a small table.
I considered a built in window seat, but wondered if we'd actually sit on one.
What do you think?
Here is the light that was in the nook when we moved in!
Not only was it unattractive, but it hung so low it was a safety hazard just to walk by it!
We've got new updated lights in the bathrooms as well,
which I hope to show you once I've got some other changes done.
I can't wait until the hardwood flooring it done!
And yes, I've got some decisions to make about how I'm going to update those oak cabinets.
Maybe if I wait long enough oak will make a comeback like brass accessories and accents have!
Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a SAFE and BLESSED weekend.