The Evolution of a Light, Part 1

We have been busy rehabbing new home. Luckily, we haven't had to paint much.  So we jumped in and started tackling lighting.  I know that seems odd but the lights in the house weren't are style and with 8 foot ceilings (oh how I miss my 9 foot ceilings) it feels like they are in your face.  In totally we have created two new lights, rehabbed one existing light and put a new shade on one.  This is our kitchen island light we rehabbed and a couple photos of our DIY shade for our dinning room table.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

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This is our terrifying basement that is in desperate need of a work. Soon. For now it is a great place to let lights dry after being painted.  Jason is the master of spray paint. There is an art to getting a lovely even coat.  I suck at it.
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Fancy new shades, via the restore. I love vintage (cheap) things. Untitled Untitled 
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Lights are hard to photograph and the only time my house is quiet enough for photos is early in the morning or late at night.  This is early this morning (very early). I do love my new kitchen and open floor plan.

This is our dinning room light.  It is a colander.  This isn't an original concept, I saw it floating around on Pinterest forever ago.  The previous owner had a string globe light shade that was just awful.  It was sagging and resembled a certain part of the male reproductive anatomy.  We cut it down right after closing.  So fast I didn't even snap a photo.
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The best part is the pretty light reflection. 
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Tomorrow I am going to post picture of our incredible entry chandelier Jason created.  It is so pretty.  We make a great team.  He lets me dream up crazy ideas then makes me happen for me. Here is make a house a home, one little change at a time.