Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bathroom remodeling by way of the office

Progress on the bathroom is slow for now. We ordered a new whirlpool tub and have to wait until that's in before anything else can be done in the bathroom. The wait has given us a chance to bring boxes from work to fill with debris so it can be hauled away by the garbage truck.

In the meantime, we tackled a few projects to make our bedroom-turned office space more efficient. The first problem was the extremely poor lighting in the room. We had been getting by with a mish mosh of lamps that should have been thrown out long ago, but, in addition to being ugly, they were just simply not doing the job. It was difficult working in the office at night - and let's not forget that our eyes aren't what they used to be . . .

Here is the new wonderful track lighting system that my husband installed today, selflessly braving the creepy crawl space filled with dust, insulation and spiders.

I really have to brag about my husband. He managed to install the lights by opening a single, tiny hole in the ceiling, which is now covered by the brackets. I was prepared for a ceiling that looked like Swiss cheese, and that would need to be re-plastered. Instead, the ceiling looks as pristine as it was this morning before he started - only way, way better!

Now the only question I ask myself is: “What was I thinking when I bought that hideous lamp by the window?”

That wasn't the only problem we solved in this room this weekend . . . Stay tuned for . . . “The Closet Revival!”


John C. said...

thank goodness that room really needed more lighting.

Barb said...

The lighting looks very nice. Nice job! You know, with John being the artist that he is you might want to see if he would create nicer looking lamps from the old lamps instead of tossing them. Just a thought.

John C. said...

Nah, ill just use the lamps in the basement, where my "studio" is.