Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unforseen Kitchen Update To Do!

Okay, I wasn't planning on doing anything indoors in the way of, well, whatever! I was planning on outdoor issues until I brought my heavy duty push broom through the house on my way to the back porch. That was what I intended to do, until! It wasn't planned because I actually liked the light fixture that used to be over the kitchen table. It was nice looking and functional and it did what it was supposed to do. It was supposed to provide light at the table while we ate or read or whatever! Until I turned to answer a question my wife had about watching what I was doing, and be careful, and stuff like that. I've been to my local home goods stores and didn't see anything close to the old one or new and exciting to replace the now named "broom light"! It was just a tap and the glass went everywhere, along with the cats and my wife, when it imploded over the table.

Since my efforts to find a suitable replacement went for naught I need to go to the internet to find my replacement, that she will approve and be able to live with. I hate turning over an advantage to someone, it's no fun having to agree with one decision only. I actually would like to get a hanging light that I can install a dimmer switch to that won't look strange with a low light. Sometimes it would be annoying to eat dinner with the sun blazing over the table and other times it would seem rather dull.
I was even thinking about setting up a theme in the kitchen with the lighting and tie it in with the counter by the sink since they're both focal points there.

What I don't like about going to the stores and trying to pick out something is that I always feel like I'm under pressure to make a decision right then and there. I usually end up regretting it or I end up making a good comment about something I got to avoid admitting I made a mistake, like I did for a fixture I purchased for my home office. Actually, it's an extra bedroom I have my desk and stuff in but I call it my office, you know how it is. I just needed a lamp for the desk without having it sit on the desk. The only things I could come up with for ideas were a standing lamp or a swing arm lamp attached to the wall. I don't have the room, or the patience, for another appliance on the floor getting in the way so the only logical alternative was the wall mounted one. I'm actually quite happy with it since I can swing it out of the way until I need it and it's not in the way when I don't need it. Sweet. I hope I got all the glass off the floor

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