We're getting real in this episode of Simple Homemade Life, talking about some big problems you can run into when you start doing major remodeling work - all that we've experienced. At the time they can be very discouraging and seem like they're going to shut down your project. But we've found ways to solve all of them, which we share. Plus, see the all the new lighting fixtures we've found that are affordable and help give that farmhouse look we're going for, plus links to all of them if you want to upgrade your lighting, too.
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Around The Farmhouse
7 things that could derail your old house renovation:
- Optimism blinds you to problems.
- Running out of money.
- Discouragement as you wake up every day in an unfinished house.
- Fear of the unknown, problem you don't think you can fix.
- Permits and other legalities.
- Environmental hazards.
- Unforeseen remodeling roadblocks (plumbing, stairwell, framing, rot, etc.).
Here are all the lighting choices and links I've made so far for the kitchen, bath, laundry-mudroom, and hallway (not listed here are the two vintage light fixtures we'll be using in the pantry and closet):
Back door exterior barn light (top left):
Oil-Rubbed Bronze Outdoor Wall-Mount Barn Light Sconce - under $45
Bathroom vanity lights - will change shade to ivory (top right):
Black Swing Arm Modern Glass Shade - under $70
Laundry-Mudroom ceiling light (second row left):
White Farmhouse Metal Flush Mount Barn Light - less than $30
Hallway ceiling light (second row right):
Schoolhouse Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Mount Light - Under $35
Laundry-Mudroom sconces over windows (third row left):
Black Sconce with Metal White Shade - under $70
Note: At this writing, the sconces are out of stock where I bought them above, but are in stock for the same price here.
Kitchen sconces over windows (bottom center):
Black Adjustable Arm Metal LED Wall Sconce - under $50
Kitchen island pendants (far right):
Antique Brass Mini Pendant - under $50 at Home Depot
In two weeks for episode 7, we'll be talking about what it's like to move from the city to the country - something we've not talked about before, so it should be good.
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