Before I officially start this post, let me introduce you to the newest member of our family…
Doggie-X. We are still working on the name, but think Jake might be it! So far he’s been “Mouse,” “Jack” “Ninja Turtle” and now “Jake.”
I adopted this beautiful boy on Friday while my daughter was at school! He is a two year old hound [if anyone out there knows exactly what kind of breed he is I'm all ears!] that was at a local animal shelter. I have never seen a more mellow, sweetheart of a dog in all my life. We are already in love with him and he has filled a huge empty space in our house and hearts that our previous dog once filled. Our house feels complete once again.
Anyway, thanks for letting me get a bit side tracked. Now onto today’s crazy idea…
Even though I like recessed lighting, sometimes I feel the urge to rip a few out around the house and install a nice pendant or flush mount light fixture just for something unique. We have the energy-efficient bulbs in every recessed can and the light it emits is just so darn harsh [and just a tad unflattering]. Since I don’t want to chance burning down our house, I decided to take the easier route and decided to “cover up” one light.
This is our entry from the garage and I thought it was the perfect spot to add a little more personality. [yep, even more personality than the BRIGHT yellow door!]
I purchased this metal ring bowl at a decor shop the other day and had NO clue what to do with it when I got home. As usual, I walked around the house with this thing for a good 30 minutes trying to find a good spot. The light bulb went off [ha ha] when I walked towards the garage.
You can see how I attached it to the ceiling if you look close enough. I simply hung this guy from the ceiling using cup hooks. I used about 6 so it was level and secure. For now the gold colored hooks doesn’t bother me, but I can always break out my paint pens and color them to match if I get the urge.
I was kind of hoping it would cast some funky shadows onto the wall and floor, but not the case. No worries. I love the look anyway.
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