Subtitle: My husband is so patient!
This is the story of our lighting. (The pics aren't the best.) (And the cabinets are much darker than these pics show.
Our kitchen is very dark. When we first moved to Sugarbear, this was our only kitchen light (pic is funny because it is cut from a panorama). It provided about 60 watts, & only over the sink.
We had the good fortune to do some minor remodeling last fall. We put in new sink & faucet, a dishwasher, new stove, & a microwave. Also this light. And, because it was halogen light, it was an improvement over the previous fixture. But it still didn't give much light to the room. There is a light over the stove as well, but not very bright.
So we've been planning to add a light to the middle of the room. We have put in an "island," meaning a counter-top height chest. We do plan to expand this cabinet with a new top. So Duane put in the light fixture this past weekend. Kimmy was here today & impressed with the professional look of the installation.
It makes such a difference to the room! I know that these pics really don't show it, but the light is so wonderful. Working in the kitchen after dark won't be such a problem any more.
But, while Duane was getting ready to hook up the light (he had to hook into the one over the sink), i decided i'd really like a different fixture over the sink. I like that fixture quite a lot, but i wanted a black one, & the way it was attached made it rather wobbly. So, just before Duane was to hook it in i stopped him & we went to the lighting store here in town (the only one, or we could have gone to Kmart, or one of the hardware stores). Nothing really clicked for us, but i did choose one. It looks kind of funky up.
However, the one that was in the kitchen got moved to our upstairs bath. This is what was up before.
This is what we have now. I LOVE it!!! We haven't done much - um, we haven't done anything - to that bathroom because we plan to remodel. But it is a very dark room & i love so much the way the light works in that room.
And my poor, patient husband forgave me (kind of) for stopping him in the middle of a project to go buy another light. But he does like the light in the upstairs bathroom.