Thinking Outside the Box(es): When What You Ordered Isn't...

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Thinking Outside the Box(es): When What You Ordered Isn't...

Since I moved to Summerland, BC, at the end of June I've been waving my Flufftastic Fairy wand all over my own place to make it awesome!

Part of that involved choosing light fixtures for every room...

Not an easy choice, because if you want: sconces, 1 pendant lights, 3 pendant lights & flush mounts that don't fight with each other, but don't come in the same family it can get frustrating & be overwhelming.

Originally I had seen these sconces by BAZZ at RONA & thought they would look awesome! I was going to put 1 light sconces in my office & Master Bedroom, 3 light sconces in my ensuite & main bath, 1 pendant light above my kitchen sink & a 3 light pendant over the island a few feet away.


BAZZ Duo FloraBAZZ Duo Flora


Then I was going to find something spectacular for my dining room! (which you can also see from the kitchen, but hey, it's the dining room...)

I asked at RONA about getting what I needed in the BAZZ line, but alas, BAZZ was getting discontinued & RONA couldn't order them for me.

Then; the fabulous Kym Tarr from Prep This House Home Staging in Kelowna told me about her fave lighting store & lent me a few catalogues... Heaven!!

But even though I wrote down the serial numbers of the lights I (finally) chose, they couldn't find them on their computer, so we ended up just perusing what was on sale in the store... (I'm on  a budget after all)

This is the light I chose for the Dining room. It was on sale & although I would have liked the pendant version (which was not on sale) I figured it would work since my ceiling is only 8 feet high anyway...

Dining room


Then I ordered these to go in the kitchen!


3 light pendant1 light pendant


happyI found a few more sconces for the laundry room  etc & decided whatever I couldn't find at the lighting store I'd order online, because I've had success with that with other things... (& guess what?! I found my BAZZ lights online! Hee!)

 

So after a week or so I pick up my lights from the lighting store & bring them home. (I had to borrow a neighbours truck, because there were 7 boxes & another store I was going to for large items)

The electrician comes to install them & this is what he finds when he opens the boxes for the kitchen...

3 light & 1 light

He asks what I want to do, because it has to get done while he's here or I'd have to pay extra for him to come back in a few weeks when the new lights came in to the lighting store...

So I take a quick drive to RONA & pick up these...

1 light3 light 1 pendant

While I'm gone the dining room fixture has been installed! YAY!  (there's more to that story, but that's a whole 'nuther blog post)

He installs the pendant above the kitchen sink, but runs out of time before the island light (which I'm not even 75% sure I like) gets installed.

He says he'll be back in a few days, but in the end ran out of time, then went on holidays...

So now I am left alone with my choices.

I really would rather have a 3 pendant light above my island.

After 3 weeks this is what I came up with. I've started to take the plain glass shells & make this... now all the lights that are within view of each other will be similar.

process


Hopefully no one will look too close because although they are not exactly the same they are pretty close...

close

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Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
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They look very cool. 

Oct 16, 2013 09:36 AM #1
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Janice Ankrett
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Looks like they will blend very well Peg! What will you do with yourself once the house is finished!?

Oct 16, 2013 10:44 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Your story is so familiar Peg. I am 17months in and hoping for a done by the end of the month. You are really doing well.

Oct 16, 2013 10:57 AM #3
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Melissa, funny what real (metal based) duct tape (and some patience) can accomplish...

Oct 16, 2013 11:13 AM #4
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

LOL Janice! I just want to get back to work! Fluff My House! hasn't done a Staging in over 6 months... I might have forgotten how...

Oct 16, 2013 11:16 AM #5
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Wow, Sheila! 17 months... ack! Keep smilin'!

Oct 16, 2013 11:17 AM #6
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Noah Seidenberg
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Wow Peg those are some awesome examples of lighting. I think luck came your way and gave you a chance to think about the choices and it was meant to be.

Oct 16, 2013 12:29 PM #7
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Noah, I'm hoping they all turn out & no one knows the difference... lol

Oct 16, 2013 12:38 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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BU-FU, you've got some fabulous ideas and some wonderful things going on in your new place.  You rock!

Oct 16, 2013 09:15 PM #9
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Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com
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Lightening really does make a difference... all of us in Real Estate knows that.  But I have always looked at it from a functional basis.  Maybe I need to take another look at aesthetics and style as you obviously do well.

Oct 16, 2013 11:43 PM #10
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx BU-FU! I guess I'm too close to everything, because I don't see it right now... funds are running out...

Oct 17, 2013 02:47 AM #11
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Robert, that's what Stagers/re-designers do... Aesthetics are part of ambience & making people feel welcome or inspired. People who feel welcome, as you know, are the ones who want to stay!

Oct 17, 2013 02:50 AM #12
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Peg, let's face it, you are Inventor Extraordinaire! ALWAYS!  Every single time I read your blog I am amazed by your inventiveness, pluck, joy and all of the other fine qualities that you exemplify! I'm in AWE.

Oct 20, 2013 01:58 PM #13
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Gaylefriend *snap*, you are too kind! Whaddaya do?

It's the whole; life giving me lemons routine... I got salt... & Tequila... good to go!

Oct 20, 2013 02:14 PM #14
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Nick T Pappas
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Peg, you did a GREAT job thinking outside the "Boxes".  I think the final pendants look really good!

Nov 06, 2013 06:50 AM #15
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Peg, it can be a real ordeal picking light fixtures for your home. When we build our homes and started looking...it was somewhat overwhelming...but we got it done.  Really like your selections!

Nov 07, 2013 02:29 AM #16
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Nick! The electrician still has to deal with the ceiling to get the 'hole' in the right place so it's centered over the island, but soon... soon...

Nov 24, 2013 12:10 AM #17
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Rebecca! I tried not to get overwhelmed. It was more that things weren't available when I went into the stores. I really like shopping online for things now. I've bought some light fixtures, my beds & bedroom furniture, my bathroom sinks & faucets, tv, webcam etc, so I'm sure I will be doing the same for other items I need. When you can't get what you want locally, it is the next best thing!

A proviso to that statement is; don't sign for anything until you've looked at it. I was very fortunate in that everything that was delivered to Summerland was pristine. I didn't have that same experience in Edmonton. Purolator had a package from a furniture place I dealt with & when I went to pick it up (becasue they only deliver when people are away at work) I saw the package was completely trashed all taped up & munched looking. They wouldn't let me open it up to look inside unless I signed for it. I said 'well send it back then" they must have thought I wasn't just dumb, but stoopid too...

Nov 24, 2013 12:18 AM #18
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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
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Hi Peg,

I was wondering how you were doing.  So while you were moving, I was getting married to a guy from Canada.... 

I hope your lights turned out amazing. 

Happy New Year! 

 

Jan 04, 2014 11:18 AM #19
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Wow Sondra, that's awesome! Did you move here? :) I am working on  anew blog post, so there will be updates soon...

Jan 05, 2014 05:29 AM #20
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