Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Pantry Light

When we moved into this house over 20 years ago, the bathrooms and pantry were covered with bright floral 60's wallpaper. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But in a small room like a pantry, it was dizzying. (I'll have to show you the bathrooms sometime.)

No wonder it was the first room the Handy Husband remodeled. He build bigger, nicer cupboards (a lot more of them) and lots of shelves. On a budget, he got some cheap florescent lights and made his own fixture. That was great, except the plastic cover kept falling out. And over many years the lights stopped working (not the tubes but we kept having to buy little thingies to go at the ends of the tubes. Don't ask me, I'm not the techie type.) Two days after I took this picture, the last light died.

So here's the Home Depot fixture he bought a couple weeks ago. It turns on really quickly -- we like that. But now we have to repaint the ceiling. It never ends, does it?
See those margarita glasses up there? I should really make some margs soon. Some of my favorite things are in the pantry: I love my happy hour plaque and the Sylvester clock.


Dave said...

I love Sylvester! There are days when everyone sounds like him in my cochlear world!
That clock is too cool!

i am very mary said...

I wish I had some of that wallpaper on a roll! It would be great for crafty projects!

Louise said...

I love that you have a pantry big enough to have a clock... and a light.