Thursday, January 22, 2009


I know all the designers on TV or in magazines say "lighting makes all the difference". But really? Our current house is really nice, skylights in the kitchen, tree lined yard, original hardwood floors, big windows and lots of light, a huge kitchen. But no one wanted to buy it. It sat on the market for a few months, unheard of in this neighbourhood (before the recent "market slowdown"). So why did no one want it, but us? Well, I have a few theories.

And how am I qualified to answer this question, you ask... well, besides being the writer of this here blog (that's reason enough to talk about whatever I want;^), I have watched more HGTV and design shows than would seem possible for one person in a short 30 year time frame. Oh, and of course we sold our townhouse in 24 hours for 18oo$ under asking (in a "bad" neighbourhood - this is a whole other story that I cannot tell without being very prideful, so it will have to wait a bit!). I know that wasn't all because of my decorating but I like to think it helped.

So you guessed it LIGHTING, is one of the biggies. And it really wasn't all that hard to change. And surprising less expensive than I thought. So the first pics are the foyer before and after, and the second set is the dining room. And we didn't even through anything away, the old fixtures bypassed the dump thanks to a few minutes on craigslist.


  1. well done...Can't wait to see more of your makeovers and such...I didn't know you were sooooooooo into decor and such..pillows,'t wait for you to teach me some stuff. Glad to hear that you are looking forward to your order :-)

  2. Thanks, I started the blog so the Hubby wouldn't have to listen to me endlessly chatter about paint colours and lighting and such!

  3. I'm happy to listen :-) and watch the progress.

  4. the new fixtures were great, and one day soonish I will live closer and we can talk tons and tons about our paint chips and fabric and decorating.