We have lights!
(Well, two of them. We're converting the light over the sink next, and probably swapping the hanging fixture on the other side at some point.)
We said a happy farewell to the big fluorescent plastic box of dead bug corpses yesterday and put these industrial-ish style fixtures up, which may or may not have been chosen primarily because there is no place for bugs to crawl inside and die.
Also, Edison bulbs are warm and glowy and happy-making.
These were actually the very first fixtures I looked at and was like, "BAM THOSE," but then the dude supervising the remodel told me no, those are too big, you want something smaller. And so I've spent the last couple weeks searching for a smaller alternative, while this particular fixture followed me all around the internet via programmatic advertising. Finally I just went WHATEVA I DO WAT I WANT I'M A LIGHTING REBEL and ordered them.
They are NOT too big. And even if they are, I don't care, because I MADE A DECISION!!!!!1!
I am also !!!!!!!1!!!ELEVENTY! excited to have a working sink and dishwasher again. Although:
Today the rest of the cabinet hardware gets installed and the ceiling repaired, then Jason and I will be left to our own devices to get everything else finished, other than the Wrong Cabinet of Wrongness. I remember WHY we opted to do everything else ourselves ($$$) but I have to admit that right now I would love to just throw a ton of dollars at someone to just get the shit done already.
But wall aesthetics aside, it's nice to have a workable/usable kitchen again.
Along with a reminder why I will never, ever be considered a "lifestyle blogger." Unless we're talking about the lifestyle where you have better things to do (aka eat Girl Scout Cookies on the couch) than staging photos you take with your phone. That one I could get behind.