Sunday, May 20, 2012

No more Boob!

When I met Stephen we were both drinking at a tailgate for the Braves.  There was a lot of flirting and walking away to talk to friends see if the other would come looking.  (Okay, maybe that was just me, but it worked.)  By the end of the game, I was hooked.  I wanted to know everything I could about this new, handsome and hilarious guy I'd just met.  What I absolutely didn't expect him to tell me was that he owned a house.  I didn't know many single women who owned a house, let alone a 26 year old, single man.

Fast forward 6 months after dating and I moved in to the home.  I love it.  It's an old home and definitely has some areas that could be fixed and improved, but that's what makes it special.  It has character.

One of the things about the house that I couldn't get over were the boobs.  Houses have boobs you ask?  Yes, you now, the dome lights that sit flush to the ceiling with the little nub to screw it secure.  You've all seen them:

We have four of those boobs in the house.  One centered over the living room, one in the dining room, one in the hallway to the guest room and one in the middle of the kitchen.  If you've seen our house you know that all 4 of these boobs are visible from anywhere on this side of the house.  It's a very open floor plan, with boobs.

So, we went to The Home Depot and bought a chandelier.  I've always wanted a chandelier in my dining room.  This morning Stephen went to work hanging it in the dining room.  To be honest, we've had it for over a month and it was way past time.

Once we had the boob off the ceiling we noticed we'd need to put a medallion between the light fixture and the ceiling because of the size of the hole that was behind the boob.  Off to Home Depot we went again.  I feel like we make a trip a weekend.  That's being homeowners!

So now we have our chandelier in the dining room!!  Stephen even switched out the regular light switch for a dimmer switch.  I'm so lucky to be marrying a man as handy as Stephen.  For those who need a side by side comparison of the room:

It's sooo much brighter (different time of day when the pictures were taken) and makes the space feel much more like a dining room.  One boob down, 3 more to go.

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