The long & the short of it is this: we needed more lighting. During the day our house is great, the two large windows at either side of the room let in so much natural light that I don't ever have to switch on a lamp or overhead lighting. But at night, it's a different story--we can't seem to get enough light, even when we turn on all available lights & lamps.
We celebrated our anniversary a week ago & I expressed to Ben in that time how much I wanted a good overhead light source that would create ambient lighting in the room & also be cohesive with the decor we have going on. Being the sweet & resourceful husband that he is, he convinced me that we could make it ourselves!
We did our homework, bought the supplies & went to town. I already had an idea in my head of what I wanted & good thing we decided we could make it ourselves because I really haven't seen anything quite like what my little brain was imaging on the market. I have seen some similar things, but they are uber expensive...and well, you know how we roll when it comes to house stuff.
And here you have it: the final result & the BEST anniversary gift EVER!
|i spy a little bob head :)|
Just an aside, our overhead lamp actually plugs into a wall outlet..thus you can see we have rope, braided with electrical cord that drapes down the ceiling & wall & plugs right into the wall. Logistically, it was something we had to do, but I actually think we improved upon our plan by making it corded---I LOVE the draping rope!
And that's what we made ourselves for our anniversary!
Nothing better than a little blood, sweat & tears to say I love you. (ok, there was no blood involved...nor tears. but sweat, yes.)