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Friday, March 30, 2012

Thanks to all of you.......

I finally made a lighting decision in my boy's room.  If you remember back in February I posted about how I was having second thoughts about the light fixture I had originally planned to use in the room.  You all came to my rescue in a big way helping me to make a decision.  In fact, it was Lisa from Shine Your Light that recommended I think about using a metal barn light and guess what?


See, I read each and every comment!  I found this light fixture at The Home Depot for $24.88!!!!  It's actually $5 less than the Ikea fixture I had originally chosen, and I didn't have to drive almost 2 hours to bring it home either!  I'm really happy with my decision.  It feels boy-ish and not too Star Wars-y but totally fits in nicely.  I'm also a BIG fan of the vintage light bulb which I also bought at The Home Depot.


The new light is so much better than the old tract light that was there before.


The best part is while this new light fixture should work with his decor for years to come, having only paid $24.88 I won't feel bad at all if I ever decide to make a change.



So a big thanks to all of you for helping me sort things out and finally make a decision.  Now I can move on and maybe, just maybe, actually finish this room!  In case you missed it, here's the post on how I painted this ceiling.

While I'm thanking all of you, I really want to thank my friend Cassie from Primitive and Proper for the sweet and totally unexpected gift package she sent me this week!  She knows me so very well!


Ack!  I can't even handle the horse-y goodness!  I can not wait to finish the desk area I'm planning to create in the guest room so that I can put this pencil-holding horse on top.  My daughter laid claim to the other one.  My love of horses has rubbed off on her in a major way.  Thank you so much Cassie for your sweet friendship!

In fact, I feel like a terrible blog friend because I totally forgot to let you know that Denise from Pink Postcard invited me to guest post the other day.  Please hop over and say hello.  Denise was one of my very first blog friends.  I'm over there talking about some outdoor spray painting projects.

Last (I know I'm all over the place today), next week is my kids spring break.  While I do have some fun stuff planned for the blog ( I actually scheduled posts - crazy right?!), I won't really be around blog land much.  I plan to spend as much time as possible doing fun things with my kiddos!  These fun things involve pancakes, black bears, and Dolly Parton.  Who knows what I'm talking about?

Have a great weekend and GO CATS!!!!!!  

16 comments:

  1. When you get back, let's plan to take our cameras and go for a drive in horse country. We'll put the top down and stop whenever we see some great shots of horse mammas and horse babies. Then we can use them in the first post during the Kentucky Derby series.

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    1. I want to come!! I'll even drive down and meet you, please? please? please? ;)

      Heather

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  2. the light looks awesome! have fun in gatlinburg! :)
    and i am so glad you love your horsey gifts! :)

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  3. You're going to Gatlinburg! I knew right away. lol One of our all time favorite trips with the kids was heading down to Gatlinburg and spending the week there, they loved it. Have fun! The light fixture is perfect in the room. Great choice!

    Heather

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  4. If you're going driving in horse country, Woodford Reserve is a must-see! It's surrounded by horse acres and has a lovely campus. The smell of the aging warehouse can't be described with words! (I hope that doesn't make me sound like an alcoholic, but it's a delicious smell!)

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  5. OMG, those horses. In love… gaaaahhhhh!!!

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  6. Love the horses...and the light! have a fab spring break week!

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  7. The light is perfect! I almost purchased it for my boys room last year. I may still go get it for what I have planned for their new space.


    Have fun! I wish we were going somewhere:(

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  8. Love the light! I think it goes really well, even if it isn't Star Wars ;)

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  9. Thanks everyone! We're looking forward to week of family fun!

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  10. Sounds fantastic! Love the horses, and the light looks perfect!

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  11. The light looks perfect with the ceiling! :D I love it!

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  12. Carmel the light looks great!! So glad it worked out and thanks for the shout out! I also just love the detailing on the ceiling with the swirls in the paint. I want to be your son and live in that room!
    Have a fantastic time with your littles on school vacation!

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  13. The light is perfect for the space and you certainly can't beat the price!

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  14. I'm loving the barn light. It goes perfectly in there without overwhelming anything.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  15. I really like the Star Wars theme in the room especially those x-wings detail. Thanks.

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