Painting has been taking longer than planned, but the living room/dining room, bedroom, office and hallway walls, ceilings and trim are, finally, all painted a crisp white. Although there are more rooms to be painted, now the fun can begin and we can start to put some of the rooms back together. First up: lighting!! Remember I spotted the pretty and ridiculously inexpensive Vanadin light fixtures at Ikea? I went ahead and bought one for nearly every room, to replace the assortment of boob fixtures that were there.
After my Dad installed the first one, with many, many expletives, I heard him bellow from the other room: "don't f%&*ing buy any f#$%ing more of these cheap f%*&ing light fixtures". I could do nothing but stare at the stack of eight other Vanadin light fixtures I had transported the 1600kms from Ottawa.
At the end of the day, although the glass looks as amazing as I thought it would, the base is poorly made. But for the price ($24.99), I'm still not complaining. Although there are indeed a few gaps along the ceiling, the fixture and the ceiling are both white so I can't really tell unless I look closely. All I can see is how beautifully the facets catch the light. They kind of twinkle/sparkle and they look more high end than the price tag suggests.
|A sneak peek at another project in the works . . .|
Although my Dad and the Vanadins had a rocky start, my Dad says that once you get the hang of the weird installation it's not so bad. So we're spending Thanksgiving Monday installing some more and painting more rooms (don't I have the best parents?).