Saturday, April 23, 2011

just add a lamp

Remember when I told you we had a grad party to plan for? Well, that's what we've been doing since then. The once, very lengthy list is now nearly complete. We have accomplished so much since last fall. I can't imagine how overwhelmed I would be at this point had we not started then.

Here's the latest re-do.

Sue moved this desk into the kitchen and suggested that we use it as a buffet area when entertaining. What an easy way to gain counter space. She also suggested we add a lamp to add some interest and soft lighting. I've always wanted a lamp in the kitchen so I was quite pleased when Sue (our neighbor/decorator) suggested I get one. I spent my lunch hours last week on a lamp hunt. I found this one the first day out but wanted to be sure it was the best choice. I purchased it today (and it had been marked down to clearance since I looked at it!). Once home with it, I placed it in the corner and it didn't take long to realize that I liked it. This is our little 'Americana' nook ~ the Declaration of Independence, a 48 star flag, and our rooster with flag wings.

I'm anxious to see it this evening with the blinds drawn and the overhead lights off. I love the soft glow of lamps. I'm surprised what a big difference one small addition to a room can make. I feel like we've got a whole new dining area.

I'll plan to show you the other 'like new' spots in our house. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I like it! nice big windows in your kitchen too. can't wait to see more pictures.

happy easter :)

Sharon said...

Wow, looks good! It won't be long now!! :)!

Anonymous said...

you are so right, there is something about that soft light. goodness, how are you doing all this, lol.