Nothing like a little motivation.
One of the fixtures in our kitchen hung low over a table in a past life. As we chose not to place a table in the particular spot, our taller friends and family have been ducking around and walking into this light for, as I mentioned, four years.
We got a simple ceiling mounted light for this spot and if you're tall you can come back now. Let's try it again. I promise your head is safe.
The kitchen light came with a buddy, so we also replaced the unattractive fixture in the laundry room. It was pretty dark in there while we were working and I kept wanting to turn on the light.
It is not my dream light fixture. We had a lot of parameters to work within, the main one being that the old light was placed near the back right corner of the island underneath it and I have this silly desire for lighting to be centered.
But- dream or no dream- it is up and we are getting used to it. Pictures don't do justice as to just how much light we have illuminating our kitchen now. This thing takes six halogen bulbs. Six! Halogen! Do you have any experience with halogen lights? They are very bright and sunny.
Over lunch on Monday, I tried to put into words just how bright our new setup is:
"It's like I'm in a...."
At the same time I was saying "tanning bed", Steve threw out "dentist's chair".
So there. Now you can picture it for yourself. And I'd like to clarify that I've never actually been in a tanning bed.
All this change is getting me motivated and I think we will be on a home improvement streak for a while now. This week I'm working on one more shop project, plus a few personal projects that I'm excited about. I love it when the shop is pretty full and I have time to sew things to keep!