Some of the most dramatic change is underway as the builder's spotlights have been removed and we're running on our real lighting.
I am in love with the little Candlestick sconces for the family room (plus one in the hallway near the master bedroom). Even Rocket looked at one and said in a baby voice, "Ohhhh, they're so cuuuute." I didn't know they were going to be small when I ordered them, I mean the should have, but dimensions written online are somehow deceive me. Everything on Pottery Barn's sites look small to me, but they always arrive ridiculously huge. The lights are Restoration Hardware, so I should have known better.
The schoolhouse pendants went up over the kitchen island, with one more soon to follow in the laundry room.
The pendants come with rods in three sizes, which meant these are slightly higher than we'd like, but I'm still really happy with them.
There was one fun surprise, which is that the switch plates in our kitchen don't have screws. I love the clean look of these. They were a complementary upgrade from our electrician, who we thought was awesome, even before the free plates.
We ate dinner at our table last night under normal lighting for the first time since June. It's good to be back home.
(Photos of the light fixtures at night while on are hard to get right. I wanted to turn them off for better pictures, but saying that the lighting was wrong would have been misinterpreted.)