30 July 2008

Let there be light!

Last night, Spouse replaced the shiny gold chandelier in the entryway with a new bronze fixture. As you may have read in yesterday's post, this involved setting up a two-story scaffold. I'm happy to report that no spouses were injured in the hanging of this light!



Here is Spouse on the scaffold taking down the old fixture. I did NOT get on the scaffold. My job was to hand him stuff and take pictures. :-)

The project was supervised by Lily, of course.

After the old fixture was removed, Spouse hung the new one up temporarily so we could figure out how high it should be in relation to the window. This involved several trips out to the street to see how the light looked from outside.



"Okey doke, that looks about right," says Lily.



Once the light was hung at the proper level, we added the amber sconces. The chandelier actually came with big, round white ones which looked like cereal bowls. We bought new ones to match our color scheme.

And here is the new chandelier! I am so happy with it. It fills the space much better and works well with the color scheme. After we take down the scaffold, I'll be sure to post a better picture. Oh, and we still need to get the right kind of light bulbs which will allow us to use the dimmer switch. The light bulbs shown here are just temporary.

Another big project -- DONE! Yippee!


11 comments:

jill said...

The new light looks great. It couldn't have happened without the supervision :)

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous new fixture! Kudos to spouse for the excellent hanging job and to Lily for proper supervision. :)

I left you a little something on my blog HERE.

Lily said...

Love it!

Connie said...

What a relief to have that project done. It looks fantastic. I'm glad hubby let you take pics of him! Of course, Miss Lily looks gorgeous, as usual.

Fonda said...

Good thing you had such a great supervisor!!! Looks very nice! I have a light fixture that needs replacing, does your hubby hire out?! It wouldn't even require a scaffold and I already have 2 cats that could help supervise!!!

Darcey said...

Congrats! I love the new fixture.

Linda said...

Yay!! The project is done and it looks great. I love the sconces. Every job needs a good supervisor as well as the guy doing the grunt work. I agree with Fonda...do these two hire out?

Kristina said...

Love your light fixture! Your hubby is a handy man. I love being married to an ex-union carpenter. Makes our home projects much cheaper...LOL!

Krissynae said...

It is beautiful. Way to go hubby. Good Job. I am sure hubby liked his supervisor.. My 2 like to tell you what they think when you care do projects..

Maureen said...

Wow, really beautiful!!!

toners said...

This is beautiful. And that supervisory role is by far the most important one :)