By this time next week, Lord willing, the kitchen remodel will be complete, and I will be sure to
overload you with show you some pictures.
In the meantime, I thought I'd show you one more sneak peek and tell you about our new light...and the bargain I snagged yesterday.
Before, we had a piece of scalloped molding over the window, bridging the two sets of cabinets, and the track lighting was (sort of ) hidden behind.
But we had decided to remove the piece of molding when we painted the cabinets, which left the (rather ugly) track lighting exposed. So I went on an internet search to find a light.
I found some vanity style lighting that I liked, but there was not enough room above the window frame for that to work. And the ceiling above the cabinets is slanted (this area was at one time a porch!), so a flush mounted light would not work either. I knew that I would have to have some kind of suspended lighting, but most chandeliers are too big for the space.
I decided on a saddle light and was delighted to place the winning bid for one on e-bay that was brand new and made by the company that carried the exact light that I had looked at! Score!
And the bargain I snagged yesterday? These pre-made valances!
I was happy with my old valances until we painted, but when I took them down, they had some major fading. I washed them and tried to gather them in the same way when I rehung them so that the faded areas didn't show. No way. So I planned to find some navy homespun fabric or some natural linen and make a new pair.
Yesterday, I went to a store at which I had purchased some curtain fabric several years ago. They did not have a lot to choose from, but as I browsed, I found these pre-made valances for $11.50 per window! Score again!
There's only one problem, and I am not going to let that be a problem. When Ron was looking at the packaging for the navy valances last night, he noticed that the label said black. Why did he have to notice that?
I am going to pretend that they are navy. (Can you pretend with me?)