***The following blog post is unashamedly, unapologetically, ALL KITCHEN RENO BASED***
It has taken officially 7 months from the bare bones renovation of our kitchen to get new lights installed.
And I am OVER THE MOON.
It wasn’t through lack of wanting new lights. We definitely wanted them. Our old tube fluorescent lighting behind plastic sheeting that looked like it might be some 80s version of a skylight, but an old and dirty and really outdated one, well that had to go.
We just kept changing our mind. That’s what it was. And when we did decide what we were doing, it was deciding what to do with it.
Pick colours, pick lights… and that wasn’t all. Our kitchen guys who we were happy with, well they had all but finished their job… or so it seemed. They went on to start new jobs, move onto new projects, so the whole task of making our minds up about the lights, and their subsequent asses over to our house to help measure and work out the final touches, well it became something like a Freddy Krueger Saturday night special.
As our kitchen man said today “your kitchen has been hanging in my head like a nightmare.”
And we all laughed and laughed and laughed.
Because them not finishing it was our nightmare too.
MWA HA HA.
Anyway, we are ONE BIG STEP closer today. The lights are up. Oh the drama of the lights…. that look now, well, perfect. Absolutely, magnificently, perfect. We had 3 large fittings, and 2 small, but after a deep and meaningful with ‘our’ electrician (so immaculate was his job, he is not just an electrician, he is now OUR electrician) we realised we had to forgo 2 of the large pieces, and only keep 1, to hang alongside the 2 small.
Surely the lighting store will give me my money back? This must happen ALL THE TIME.
I am writing in caps because I AM SO DAMN EXCITED.
Anyways. The panelling went up onto our recessed ceiling… the lights went up… and though the edges of this tray ceiling is not yet 100% complete, and yes, the floor is still not done (because changing mind often, remember?) today was the first time we looked at our kitchen, and truly went
Our vision is slowly taking place. And it has only taken me years and years to obtain a kitchen like this. So my social media audience waiting another month or so for the floors to get done, and a much yearned for before-and-after picture to take place, well I am sure you can handle it…
But, just because I am feeling generous, here is a photo of the lights, close-up.
All shiny and happy and bright. :):):)