Monday, July 12, 2010

It is hung and no one died


Okay so my title is a bit dramatic but my husband and I were both scared for our lives when we hung the Ikea light fixture! Take a look for yourself, you can tell how tall my husband had to climb up on a ladder. I was the person down below holding the ladder to keep it from slipping or moving. Scary stuff, both my husband and I are scared of heights. Thank you Lover, you are my hero!

But somehow the scariness of it all just fades away when I see the end result hanging beautifully in our entryway.



This is a bonus picture of the latest arrangement in our house. This little nook is right under our stairs. You know me, I like to show you even if I have moved just a single candlestick! Lol!
What did everyone else do this weekend?

via Leah

45 comments:

RedHead said...

Love it! IKEA is a weakness of mine! I live in Kansas City and drive to Minneapolis at least every summer to go shopping there! It's great!

McVal said...

Gorgeous! Come redo my house please???

Café Bellini said...

You actually got one of these! I think they're so pretty. It looks great in your house!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

What a great focal point!! Wonderful job!

Rene said...

Improving our interiors is worth the risk isn't it Leah?! Hoping to get to Ikea soon.

-Rene

jemina said...

WOW, that light is worth the fright :)), it is PHENOMENAL and your cute arrangement at the stairs is brilliant, for the weekend I and my hubby brought our kids to play ping pong :)), xoxo

Kiri said...

It looks great! I love your new header..so cute! And those framed prints in the last picture...there are no words! LOVE them! Have a great day :)

~Kiri

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Love this! and yes, this is crazy high! but I bet it was all worthy, looks fantastic. xoxo

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

wow, it makes your entry so dramatic now-love it. i really like the different frames and art by your stairway too.
curious, does your husband ever care about your decorating decisions or does he just sit back and relax ( i know he bought you the fixture for your bday). my husband has so many opinions and is so difficult sometimes-you are so lucky!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Your house is SO stylish! The ikea pendant you were given for your birthday looks greta in your entryway, too!

ilovemyhouse said...

That light looks fantastic up there. Thank God for handy men. XX

Danielle said...

Very fun light! I bet it looks pretty cool at night :)

Cassie said...

That fixture looks great in the entry! I love it.

The Everett Family said...

Love it! It is perfect for your entry way. Glad everyone is safe too.

iheartkiwi said...

it looks great! totally worth the death-defying ladder escapades.

p.s. that little nook is perfection. where did you find that darling cart?

Terri said...

Oh wow! It looks perfect in your entry!

Mary said...

WOW! It looks incredible, just what the space needed!!! Good thing no one was hurt in the process!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Been eying that fixture for over my DR table as a real statement in my apartment ....just love it! Love your space too!

Miss K said...

Looks fab!

Mrs. Chic said...

looks so pretty, great idea to use that light fixture in your entryway!! It reminds me of a dandelion - I wanna see night pics :)

Patricia Torres said...

I love.. it.. love it.. its gorgeous.. IKEA is my weakness as well..

Brandi said...

Looks great! I love to see little quick changes too so keep em coming!

Annie said...

Awwww I love it! It looks so great there. Nice work!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

i love love love it. and love the chair in the nook with the barcart. you are so clever. hope you had a great weekend. xoxox

Chantale said...

Leah, it looks incredible! Wow, it's the right space for it too, you have the right scale happening. I also love the crazy frames on the wall! Whimsical!

Jesse said...

It looks awesome! Love it!

Anna Walker said...

It's beautiful! I would have been super, super scared to hang it too! I would have been afraid to drop it...or to fall!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Looks great! I would have been terrified going up that high! xx

Prencie said...

Awesome!! Girl you would totally rock as a Visual Merchandiser (set up show rooms) I did it for over 6 years and LOVED it!!! You truly get to experience every style available to design. I have many many styles and I got to decorate to my hearts content:)

thingsIlove said...

Looks great!

Thank you for your comment!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

It looks lovely! I would have been scared too. That looks very high!! And I love your little nook. It's adorable.

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Well, it was worth the risk! I can only imagine how gorgeous it looks from outside that window at night!

Krystal said...

the light looks so good!!!!

Sharstin said...

love it! seriously looks fab!

jociegal said...

That looks great! What a nice, delicate way to fill that big space.

Chic Geek said...

I love the light! Isn't it the one that was just featured in the last Lonny issue?

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I love yours too...just became a follower :)

Indie.Tea said...

You have a really nice entry way. The Ikea light fixture is super-cute too.

Hopeless Chest said...

YAY! I love that light fixture, but sadly I don't have a place for it in my own home. But I'm glad you got it up with out much of a struggle.

emily said...

That light is perfect for that space! Thank goodness for handy husbands!

Nikki said...

it looks fabulous!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

AWESOME..Helpful husbands are great arent they??

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Dallas Shaw said...

love this- my husband is very tall. he's great to have around in those situations
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Maddy said...

Gorgeous!! The Ikea fixtuere looks great with your high ceilings! Great find :) And I love your little "nook" under the stairs...so cozy!

Mimi said...

It looks perfect! I love the chandelier, and how brave of your hubby!

I love that black wicker chair!!!

xo

Brittney Lynne said...

The light fixture is perfect for your house! It looks amazing:) That would have scared me too being up that high! Your cart looks SO good under the stairs... It's a quaint little sitting area now!

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