I've been meaning to write a post about the light fixture I made for the laundry room. (I also still have to write a post about our homemade laundry soap - I will do that soon!)
This is the light the room started with. Fine but blah.
Originally I wanted a small chandelier to add some pizazz to the space but when the cheapest one I could find cost $50 I changed my mind. I know $50 isn't a fortune but its too much to spend on a light fixture for a tiny laundry room.
When we replaced the living room light I saved it 'just in case'. You know, because we might need a dated, shiny brass light fixture one day!
It had paint all over it because we painted the room before removing it.
I took it apart and figured out which parts I wanted to reuse. That glass 'cage' had to go.
Next I taped off the parts that I didn't want to paint and spray painted the whole thing white. Getting rid of the brass made a huge difference!
It looked a little skimpy so I added a large white drum shade and voila ...
I really like it! The best part is that the only thing I had to buy was the drum shade so this project cost a total of $12.99 plus tax. Not bad at all.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Most years Spring comes early but in March we got more than 20 days of this:
... which really delayed things.
Josh and I thought she looked so cute gazing out the window - we called this photo "waiting for Spring."
These are all photos I took over the past month as I captured Spring's slow start.
The neighbors' citrus. I didn't realize the ones on the right were lemons ... until I took a huge, sour bite.
Bare cherry orchards.
African daisy buds waiting for sunny days.
Finally the start of a flower on my Spanish lavender.
Finally! Blue skies.