The Saga of the Dining Room Light Fixture

October 29, 2006


So, we’ve lived in this house ten (Yeah, I wrote six before.  Oops) years – come December.   We haven’t made any major changes – painted a few rooms, put new flooring in one room.  (Sidebar:  Do you guys (Beth, Brad, Annette) like how I’m writing this as if other people are reading it?  YOU already know how my house looks.)  Anyway, all the fixtures on the first level are brass, and I don’t care for brass very much.

A couple of weeks ago I got Lloyd to think about changing the dining room light, and he was on board.  We’ve looked at lights, but haven’t settled on one.  Changing the light would mean changing the handles in the kitchen, so we should pick the light first.

Except……Menard’s had a sale on cabinet hardware and their very cheapest kind was practically free, so now we have new knobs, but no light.


New vs. Old, just like in life


The other problem is that having them up makes our all-white kitchen look a little cold.  So….with a little wallpaper and alot of imagination, we have:

If I were a rich man, ya da dee da dee da dee da dee da dee da dee da dum

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4 Responses to “The Saga of the Dining Room Light Fixture”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You should get new countertops! Get something cool like cement. But if you’re doing just countertops, you could really splurge! You could do one of those solid glass countertops. Think of it…there’s NO germ penetration on glass.


  2. Lauren Said on:

    I don’t think our creaky little house could stand up to concrete, although I like the idea. Glass, eh? I’ll think about that.

    To do Corian, it would be almost $3,000. That’s six windows, according to my plan to secretly save up for windows,which everybody knows about.


  3. Annette Said on:

    I can’t comment, otherwise you’d call me bossy.


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