Thursday, June 19, 2014

A New Light

Tonight we had fresh wild salmon steaks, grilled to perfection by Sweetie, grilled baby squash, and a tomato salad with fresh mozzarella slices, heirloom tomato slices, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So good and pretty healthy, too. No photos, but it was a great combination, so I want to remember that.

Yesterday we not only put up a new parking shelter for Grandma Loyce, but we installed a new light fixture in the kitchen. I had been trying to think of something that would work that was close to the ceiling (our kitchen ceiling is just 8 feet, so no chandeliers when we will be walking) and would shed a lot of light in the area. The long tube fluorescent fixture is going to be taken out but we still need general lighting like that. Sweetie doesn't like can fixtures and I don't like fluorescent. What we came up with has two high watt bulbs, but we can have them be LED for energy efficiency, and it is a drum shape. Best of all it has stained glass! I love how colorful it is. The photo doesn't really do it justice. Some of the areas that look white in the photo are actually cream colored. I hope to pick up some of the colors in the back splash and on some valences at the windows.There will be two of the light fixtures in the main kitchen and one in the baking center area. The fixture really lights up the area and is so cheerful, too. It has a modern vibe, too, but will still go well with the Shaker style cabinets.

Next up: finding the perfect drawer pulls and cabinet knobs and faucets for the two sinks.


  1. Ooh, purty! Kinda Tiffany.
    You'll be all day with the drawer pulls... when we remodeled the kitchen in our townhouse (millions of years go, oy), that took FAR LONGER than it should have... there are simply too many cute knobs in the world...

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