This new Dining Room light is a game changer, and it took only about 30 minutes to install. It says rustic, but it says modern. And I'm in love with it.
I had been eying up similar versions at Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn, both of which were definitely out of this Little-Cabin-That-Could's budget. And then magically, has my Dad and I were shopping Menard's for supplies, I suggested we run through the lighting department quick, and this beauty was hanging with sale tag on it for just $109. The perfect size. The perfect budget. I couldn't contain my excitement.
You might be noticing another fun upgrade- the new Dining Room table. Our extended family recently sold the big family cabin that both my Mom and I grew up spending our summers and holidays at. This table stood as a gathering point there for decades. We were thrilled to bring this beautiful piece over to our cabin to bring on generations of more meals, board games and memories.
But that's not all- the pendants got an upgrade too!
This pair from Lowe's are the perfect compliment to the dining table light. Enough similarity to draw them together, but enough difference to make them unique in their own way.
But that's still not all. Remember this bare bulb I left you with in the kitchen?
This light is also from the Allen and Roth collection at Lowe's, which I've come to love for their modern styles and low prices. I touched up the paint on the ceiling and put a first coat on the window, but I'm definitely going to need at least another coat of paint. Try to envision this though with the paint done, and a beautiful apron front sink actually centered below the window. It's going to be amazing.
Back in our new Entryway/Dining Room, I'm just so thrilled with how everything is coming together. I still need to hang some pieces to the right of the bench to fill up that empty wall where the door swings open.
But let's look at my favorite part- the before and afters.
|Move In Day|
|Add the Bedroom|
|Add the door, lighting and table|
Huzzah for progress! I'll be staring at these photos non-stop until we can get up North again and back to work!