We Fear The Scale For Good Reason

We’re on the final push finishing the basement.  It’s a whole new level of excitement.  Back at the beginning of the summer I bought the light fixtures.  The 2 sconces and the pendant for the nook.  We installed the sconces after we painted, but the nook wasn’t ready for the new light.  So it sat in storage.

nook under the stairs

As we finished the bead board in the nook, it was time to switch out the fixtures.  The rest is obvious.  LOOK AT THE SCALE.  It is awful.  Somehow, this escaped me.  It’s such a dinky light fixture.  It is definitely something that cannot hold its own.  If it were to ever get in a bar fight, it would be cowering under the counter.  It would DEFINITELY not be standing up for itself.  So I’m back to the drawing board to find another fixture.  Bla… Scale is hard.

nook under the stairs

In other basement happenings, we are going to be covering these studs to look like pillars of reclaimed wood.  Sounds easy enough, right?

nook under the stairs

Wrong.  We’ve got some weird geometric stuff happening with the sheetrock.  The pictures don’t really show the actual issue.  But they are all on different planes.  We *think* we have a solution.  But I’ll probably find some wonderful way to mess it up.  Seems to be the running trend as of late.

nook under the stairs

If any of you have figured out how to package up some motivation, could you please send it to me?

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  • http://twitter.com/MiddleClassMod Tracie

    I think scale is the hardest element of decorating, especially when you are buy something for a space that’s not totally completed yet. I also think your basement looks amazing and you have totally enviable DIY skills!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      It’s totally frustrating. I’ve had that light for months… and I’m just now realizing it completely doesn’t work. We have almost hit the one year mark from tearing into that dang wall. I’m glad we’re so close to the end :)

  • http://twitter.com/homesbutterfly Vanessa

    Hi, Kenz
    Looks great so far, You are almost done. Get it done, you rock!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Vanessa! I seriously need a push to just put the last touches in place.

  • http://boxycolonial.blogspot.com/ Gretchen

    aw, it’s too bad. I see what you mean, but it’s such a nice light. bah!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      I know! I’m completely disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karin.n.gunderson Karin Nisguritzer Gunderson

    Normally I would say scale is hard and things but honestly everything you do is bomb!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Oh my heck woman. You are way too kind. Next on the docket: build studio for the Ukeladies.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vanessa-Lund/100002729840071 Vanessa Lund

    Woo Hoo, can’t wait to see the update!

    • Kenz

      Thanks dear :)