As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

{One More} Sneak Peek

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?) 


  1. The kitchen looks beautiful! I love the new look! The light is the perfect touch! I really like the bargain you got with the Navy valances!! :) It looks so nice!!!

  2. Absolutely I can pretend with you! Mis-labeled, maybe? Then again, why not black? Isn't that a black finish on your new light fixture?

    It's coming together SO nicely, Cheryl! Can't wait for all the pictures.

  3. It couldn't look any more navy if it were humming "Anchors Away"! heheheh

  4. Hi Cheryl, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I adore your kitchen! The light fixture and curtains are the perfect touch! Don't you love to find great bargains? Wishing you a nice weekend. I've signed on to follow. Mildred

  5. Sure I can! I am very good at pretending and I'm willing to go further. I think the "navy" looks even better because your stove front is "navy," too.


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