Monday, December 20, 2010

A Good Deal

I am not sure if I've mentioned this before on the blog but we recently bought a home.  It was a foreclosed home so it needed some tlc when we moved in.  Other houses needed less tlc but we really loved the location of our home, the yard, and the potential it had. 
Besides deep down cleaning here are some things we've checked off the to do list so far...
1.  Every room in the house had to be painted.  We had walls that were black, flouresent green and blue, bright yellow and blue, and other walls that just needed a fresh coat.  Not only were the walls these wild colors but we had ceilings that were yellow, black and red(which I will say was not fun to cover).  So we've painted every room, ceiling, and trim/doors. 
2. All of the carpeting had to be replaced.  Not only did it smell in some rooms but in other areas it looked like it had been chewed or scratched down to the padding.  It was also missing a big piece in the family room. In the bedrooms we installed carpet. Master bath we installed new flooring too because it was carpeted.  In the family room we installed laminate flooring.  We have intentions to replace the kitchen/dining/foyer and the hall bath floor in time.
3. We replaced/updated little odds and ends such as towel racks, tp holders, faucets, etc.
4. Appliances- refrigerator, washer, dryer, and garbage disposal.
5. Almost all of the lighting was missing in the house.  The only lights that existed were in the kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, and the hallways.  We have installed ceiling fan/lights in all of the bedrooms , a new chandelier in the dining area, and...our newest addition... the foyer light.  This is the light that was in the foyer.
and this is the good deal.  I found this light on the clearance rack at Lowe's for $15.00.  I love it and we couldn't pass up the price.  The foyer isn't huge but I think it dresses it up and defines the space as "an entrance".  It has the pineapple design which symbolizes "hospitality and a warm welcome" which I thought was perfect for a foyer.  The color of the glass and metal(antique bronze finish) both match the dining chandelier. 
Here is a picture of the foyer.  Now I just need to hang something on the walls.  I have a nice mirror I am thinking about hanging with maybe a console table underneath.  My husband wants to wait until after Christmas before we move anymore furniture;)
I have a question for you though...
Do you think the light looks to big for the space?   

1 comment:

ParadiceMom said...

I think it's perfect for the space. I love the colors. Those are the colors I plan to use when we hopefully move back to Virginia.


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