3.22.2009

Marriage Counseling

Whenever we do home improvement projects we go through a mini marriage counseling session! You learn to compromise, communicate, and control tempers! It's fantastic when its all over, but Hell through the process!
We started off the morning clearing out limbs and brush at my parents house (yes, they have a house here even though they live in ATL) from where Hubby had taken down a tree a while back. We have a wood stove, so we got the firewood and left the rest for another day. Well, yesterday was the day, so we started early and had it done in about 2 hours. It took 6 truck loads to move the huge pile to the street to be picked up! Halfway through, we thought it would have been a better idea to rent a chipper and make mulch....oh well! Little Hauss was a big helper and even got to drive the truck with daddy!


We got home, fixed lunch, and then started another project I've been begging for since Christmas!!! My new light fixtures in the kitchen. I've had the fixtures since then, but we've not had the time to do it! If I had thought ahead, I would have taken a before picture, but let me tell ya, it wasn't pretty! There was an old school brass and wood ceiling fan and a standard globe light! And, to make it worse, the fan was over the eating area - don't know who thought of that, but not a good idea!

This is my new fixture above the prep/kitchen area. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I was a little nervous of the brightness of the light due to a darker shade, but its great!

This is our new fixture for our eat in part of the kitchen!!! Only 6 attempts and 2 trips to the hardware store for this one! It was a bear! The wiring and feeding through all the little parts was a mess! Hubby finally got it done and I was estactic! This one is my favorite. It really looks so much better than what I had before!
NOW, I have another fan in the living room that I'll need to spray paint and we should be done with this area. Next, we move onto the bathroom. All kinds of plans in there!

1 comment:

JR911 said...

Looks great! I had to go through the hanging a chandelier in the dining room before too, but I had to do it myself (NOT FUN)!

On to the next project now?? !!