Finishing a Project

You may notice that I tend to jump around a bit. That’s just how I do things. I rarely get one thing totally finished before starting another one. Sometimes its because I am just not sure how to proceed on the first project. 

Kitchen window BEFORE. So much brown….

And sometimes its because I am just so anxious to begin the new project. 

Kitchen window with wood valence removed.

I rarely get an AFTER picture of my project rooms. It could be because I am never actually through with a room. 

Kitchen window with ugly florescent light removed and new colorful curtain hung.

So. I guess you’ve noticed that I have not posted a full finished picture of my Study, or my Kitchen, or my living room fireplace.  (To read about those, click on the highlighted word.)

New (old) light installation.

It could also be because the room is messy never quite photo ready.  

You will learn that I have a healthy obsession with old light fixtures.

Our house was built in the 70’s and I wanted a light that was period appropriate. I found this one on Ebay*.

New curtain from the thrift store.

The light fixtures in our house are ordinary, “big box store,” you see them everywhere style. I want different, unique, old fashioned, no one has them anymore style.

That reflection makes me happy.

*Ebay is in no way affiliated with this blog.

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  1. Lisa says:

    The lights and curtain and removal of the brown make the sink area look dramatically brighter, prettier, and so much more interesting!
    I am battling a lot of wood paneling in our house. It was built in 1907 – but was "fixed up" by a couple in the 1970s and so they used a lot of dark wood paneling. Bubba says it's just fine but I am determined to paint at least some of it – probably white. That seems "farmhousey" to me. Wonder if regular paint covers cheap wood paneling or if I will need a primer or something first.

  2. Nikki G says:

    Our study is painted wood paneling. The thin sheet kind, not the real wood slats kind. Most people say yes you have to prime, and yes your paint would cover better that way. But I usually just put an extra coat of color. I am impatient. LOL It was already painted before I painted it blue though. And yes, I've seen it painted white in farmhouses and it looks great!
    Thanks for the compliments! I was also able to raise the curtain so it wasn't covering so much of the window which helped a lot with the darkness too. 🙂

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for sharing this on our weekly link up! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6 so stop on by and share anything else you are working on! : )

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