Sunday, April 30, 2006

Let there be light!

Are these gorgeous, or what? Andy and his assistant, Ed, finished this in one afternoon. I purposefully cropped out the ceiling, which still has some holes in it. I'll be hiring a professional to fix those. But these new lights not only add to the style of the room, they provide much more light, which we really needed. Thanks, Andy.

New kitchen lights


That's husband Edmund (left) and brother-in-law Andrew installing the new pendant lights in our kitchen. Andrew gave us his labor as our Christmas gift this year and we finally collected. (We gave him a four-day weekend of childcare so he and Amy could go skiing in Canada.)

These cool glass pendant lights replace a very ugly kitchen fixture that gave us very little light and didn't fill the visual space above the island up to our tall ceiling. We got them at Home Depot almost a year ago, for about $50 each. As I mentioned, the installation is a gift, but we will need to hire someone to patch the holes in the ceiling, as Andy doesn't do drywall.

I hope to post an "after" photo this evening.

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