It all started with a light fixture. We’d been talking about replacing the one in our entryway yet again. We initially switched it out at the beginning of last year where it went from this:
And, if you’re keeping count, this is the 3rd light fixture we have purchased for that space!
There was nothing really wrong with the light fixture, but if you want me to be honest, I’ll confess it has everything to do with good feng shui. My mom kept fussing about our light fixture because there were four light bulbs in it and it was a terrible number to have for the entryway because you are basically canceling out money and good fortune from entering your home. (In case you haven’t picked it up, the Chinese are very superstitious people.)
In theory, I know…it is crazy. But in reality, I started thinking about replacing the light because…I am crazy and my husband usually supports my crazy and will go along with it as long as it doesn’t bother anyone.
My in-laws came to visit at the beginning of December and my father-in-law (electrical engineer) helped us with wiring a light for the playroom:
So, it wasn’t a complete waste because now we have a nice light in the playroom. I should also mention the television is temporary in there and not even plugged in because…well, keep reading.
Anyway, I searched stores and online for a light fixture and found this beauty:
It seemed a little crazy, and Brian thought I was a little crazy, but since it didn’t really bother anyone (see above, ha!), and it met the criteria (five bulbs instead of four), we purchased it here. (You could also purchase a crystal version here.)
Brian installed it when we got it and if you ever go ahead with a light fixture like this, wear gloves. I suggested it to him and let’s just say he and the microfiber cloth became friends for a while up there. The wire came a bit short and he had to add to it so that he could attach it to the wall properly:
We wore gloves when we strung up the globes, and worked our way from the center out. I wish I could capture the beauty of this light fixture on camera but it’s so lovely in person:
Every one who has come in has oohed and ahhed over it. I think it’s the perfect way to start the entryway. To quote Marie Kondo, it “sparks joy” every time I walk by and see it.
So, once we finished putting the new light up, that kind of led to where we are today. We’ve been moving furniture around the house, building things, and making messes.
Pretty much all the bedrooms have been thrown into chaos recently. The kids decided to share a room, and we are now missing a dresser while we also update our master bedroom closet.