Well it seems I might have a new contributor to my blog. Everyone thought my hubby was just the funniest guy in his first post, if only you people lived with him and his “humor” everyday, you might not find him so funny. Ok, really he can be funny and we do love to laugh in our home so I’m glad you were able to get a glimpse of the awesome man I am blessed to be married to. Of course he also can make me angry, like the other day when discussing our dog’s behavior problems on the phone, he was upset, made a rude comment and I being the mature woman in this relationship, hung up on him. We resolved the issue, apologized to each other and life is good again. Many people think we are living a perfect happy life here and yes we are happy most days but our life is not perfect and neither are we, although he comes darn close. He’s a keeper for sure!
Saturday night we hosted a game night at our home with some great families. After moving the dining room into the living room, we lost an overhead light. Losing a light might be a benefit if you aren’t the best cook, then people can’t really see what they are eating but it presents a problem when you often use your dining room table for playing games.
So my hubby put his electrical skills to work and made this awesome light for us out of an extra extension cord and the boob light.
I did ask the hubby if I was being disrespectful calling him a boob and he was totally down with it, just so you know.
The giant boob light sold the very next day so now we have a single light bulb hanging form the ceiling. We are trying to bring the depression era style back, what do you think?
Obviously this is not a long term solution to our lighting dilemma so I called an electrician to come and give us a quote. He said it will be around $300 for them to come and cut holes in the drywall, drill through joists, run electrical to the middle of the room and install a box. Then of course the drywall will need to be repaired and we have an
awesome ugly popcorn treatment on our ceilings. How do you recreate that great look yourself? When I suggested just scraping the whole ceiling the hubsters was not having any of it. I am giving up on the living room turned dining room for now and just moving it all back. Anyone else have any ideas for an overhead light without doing drywalling and electrical?
To end this blog on a happy note, I want to show you a little peek at my master bedroom wall. I last left you with this picture:
A few days after hubby’s lasik surgery, we decided to get our stencil on in the bedroom. Kinky, right? My parrental units were here so we took advantage of them and got our groove on while they watched the kiddos. Three hours later, we have this to show for it:
What do you think? I love it, I was really hesitant to stencil this wall which is so not like me. In fact, I had originally ordered this stencil from Cutting Edge back in November but then I emailed back and said, No Wait! Don’t send it to me! I then emailed again in December and said, ok send it! I received the stencil on Christmas Eve and I still wasn’t sure about it. I’m so glad I took a chance and did it! Now if I can just convince the hubby we should paint the nightstands white. You think after his post about painting wood yesterday he’d be on board with it. Maybe y’all can convince him for me! 😉