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Kitchen Light Fixtures - Check!

It's about time I switched out the ugly, builder grade, boob lights in my kitchen. They were making me nauseous. Yuck!

I purchased this gem from Joss & Main a few weeks ago (for $54, down from $89!) and have been patiently waiting for my Dad to come into town and help me hang it. The directions were in no way helpful and I am usually pretty handy. I've hung my fair share of light fixutres...

This beauty will hang over my sink and in front of my window in the kitchen. I can't wait to see how it sparkles in the sunlight:) My newly made roman shade will really pull this little nook together, surprise!

I considered many different options for the overhead fixture. Even thought about track lights, due to their adjustable nature. I really couldn't find any in my price range that I even liked a little bit. So, I started looking for flush mounts and semi-flush mounts.

I fell in love with this one, but wasn't sold on the price...

After a quick google search, I discovered some new fixutures by Allen + Roth sold at Lowe's. AND fell in love with the price of this baby...

They will both be going up this weekend and I will be sure to post pics when they do!



Pretty Storage Solution

The title sums up my dilemma in the living room. I have been on the hunt for a storage solution (a pretty one) to act as a TV "stand". We have been living with a $20 Craig's list purchase since we moved over three years ago, and it was time to upgrade.

I originally fell in love with this piece at Homegoods...

At my store it was atcually marked down to $299 because it had a damaged corner. I told my husband I was willing to live with it, but he didn't go for it. It was there for weeks. Just haunting me! I saw it probably six different times and finally, one day during my lunch break I drove furiously to the store and told myself that if it was still there, I was going to snatch it up. But guess what?? It was gone. Boo.

I was pretty heartbroken. I may have cried...well, inside. I cried inside a lot!

Most would say that I am a pretty good bargain, I put my bargain shopping shoes on and went on my way.

I searched all over Craig's list looking for a piece I could redo. You know, those dresser turned TV stands? I really liked the idea and have seen some really good transformations, but alas, I decided I was ready to fork up some money to get a longer lasting piece.

And then..............

I found this!

You can find it here. It is listed at $669.99, but with a coupon code I can receive $75 off, for a grand total of $594! And the best part is, my husband agreed I could get the thing:)

We are going to go look at it in person this weekend and if all goes well, it will have a permanent home in my living room.

I think I've thought up a solution to hide my cable box on top of the credenza, but will still allow for easy use. More to come on that!

PS - I've got some fun DIY projects coming your way! Sneak peaks are always available on instagram:) Follow me @bobilaw.