A New Light For Our New Home

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While I was at the Haven Conference I was lucky to meet Rachael of National Builder Supply.  I just happened to sit at her table during lunch and we started talking about blogging of course.  We exchanged business cards and I wasn't sure if I'd hear from her or not.  That was until I got an incredible email from her asking if I'd like to review a product from National Builder Supply.  I jumped at the chance and then spent the next few hours perusing their website.  They carry everything from bathroom fixtures to lighting to water heaters and the prices are all discounted.   They have a huge selection of high quality items at great prices.   

I finally decided on a light fixture for the new house.  I had originally thought I'd change the dining room fixture so I ordered the Maxim Lighting Nexus Single Tier Chandelier in the satin nickel finish.  When it arrived I was thrilled first at how quickly it shipped and second by how beautiful it was.  Then I realized it would look way nicer in the eat-in kitchen.  I didn't like the fixture over the table.  I wanted something more modern that gave off more light.  

Here is the eat-in kitchen and fixture before....

The old fixture wasn't working for us.  The little shades never sat straight and the fixture didn't give off enough light.  I wanted a different look for the room and this just didn't fit in with that look.

These little shades drove me nuts....no matter what I did they wouldn't sit on the bulb straight!

When my new light fixture came I couldn't wait to get it hung up!!!  I've never received a light via the Internet so I was worried what state it would arrive in.  National Builder Supply does a great job of quickly shipping things and ensuring they're not damaged.  The light was packaged so well!

The instructions for the Maxim Lighting Nexus Single Tier Chandelier were easy to follow.  This is important to me because I'm the worst with following directions.   If I can do this, anyone can.

I took the light out of the packaging and took the other light fixture taken down.  It was finally time to hang up the light.  I determined the height I wanted the fixture, then with the help of the hubby we cut the wires and the chain to the correct height.  This was easy with the help of a wire cutter and some pliers.

Here's the hubby working on the wires.

All ready for a gorgeous new light!

We got it all hooked up and ready to hang.

I liked it better already, even without the shades.

We didn't even have to buy new bulbs.  The new light used the same bulbs as the old light fixture.

Here it is all hung up with it's pretty shades.  The shades on the Maxim Lighting Nexus Single Tier Chandelier fit underneath the light bulb and go on perfectly straight and stay put.  No more trying to make them even every day or using a level to make sure they're not off kilter!

I love how the light updated the room and gives off more light at the same time.  I couldn't be happier with how it looks and functions.

I haven't shared many pictures of the new house on the blog.  I've been so busy getting things put away and in order around here it's been hard to find the time to blog.  Not to mention the hubby had a big milestone birthday, which required a party in our new home after we'd been in the house for a month (yes, I'm crazy!).  I'm hoping to add more posts about the house in the upcoming weeks.

Here's a few pictures of the new light in our eat-in kitchen area.  This is right off the kitchen, which has a HUGE island in the middle and I mean HUGE.  It fits 6 bar stools, which thankfully came with the house.  I can't even reach across the island to clean it without lying across it with my feet off the ground.  We don't use the kitchen table for eating unless we have people over.  It's a long walk from the kitchen to the table and it's a lot easier to just serve everyone at the island.

We had thought about not using the area as an eat-in kitchen at all, but once the movers put the table in, We realized we needed the table in there.  It just makes sense and I love how it looks with the new light!

The walls were already painted the yellow color, which looks a lot more yellow in this picture.  I  touched up the paint a bit where needed and went with it.  We did have the kitchen painted, which you can see a bit of in this picture below.  I'll be sharing more about the kitchen soon.  I will tell you we painted it a dark grey and I love it!!  The yellow I'm living with for now and it's growing on me (I've never been a huge fan of yellow!).


I haven't had a ton of time for fall decorating, but when I saw this quote I knew I wanted to use it somewhere in the house.  I figured my antique mirror, turned chalkboard would be a perfect spot for it. I hung on a wall in the eat-in kitchen and added a little glitter fleur de lis for a bit of bling.

I picked up some mums at our local grocery store and some baby pumpkins to make a quick and easy centerpiece.  In the summer I had bought a big bag of toy blocks and they were a great addition to my centerpiece.  I wrapped the base of the mum in burlap ribbon and placed it on top of a vintage silver platter then stacked the pumpkins, gourds and toy blocks on top.   This is an easy and quick fall centerpiece, which turned out to be perfect for the hubby's milestone birthday party too!  

My gorgeous light fixture from National Builder Supply grounds the room and looks amazing.  They have such a great selection it was hard to pick just one, but I couldn't be happier with my choice.  The quality, price and selection made it the perfect place to find a unique light for our home.  I will definitely be going back to purchase a few more lights for the house and possibly a toilet and faucet for my powder room renovation! 

Thank you for reading and for your kind comments and emails.  I got an email from a reader yesterday and it made my day.  It seems when I'm feeling frustrated with blogging or my lack of motivation to do another project, I get sweet emails from readers that remind me how much I love what I do.  Thank you again for inspiring me to keep plugging along here.  I have the best readers around!  XOXO

Have a great week!



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