Monday, August 6, 2018

What Has Been Keeping Me Busy?

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The original lights in this cabinet died. I had new lights installed and what a difference. They are LED 6000K strip lights with a dimmer. This photo was taken with the second to lowest level of light….still so much brighter than the previous lights.
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At the brightest they make the doors look black as they are so bright. They only look black in the photo. 
I scrounged all over my house for things to put in here. A lot of the things that were in here before didn’t make the cut.
When I would think I needed something of a certain type, color, size or shape and figured I didn’t have anything that would work I’d remember something hidden away I forgot about. It is so much fun to bring some of these things I love out where they can be seen and appreciated. It was interesting to see prices on some things and see how little I paid for them. Years ago I used to go to local country auctions and bought a lot of these things as part of box lots. Some of these things would not have earned  a second glance if you saw them alone, but as a part of a group they work. Some were gifts or family things. Some pieces are cracked or broken but I still love them and I'll bet you can't tell which ones!
The lights are so bright they also light up that dark corner of the living room, an unexpected benefit.
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In closing, this is what it looks like when the doors are open.

7 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

The lights are great! When I saw the second picture I thought you were going to say you painted your white breakfront black!

bonnie banks said...

I love colored glass. I have a lot of carnival glass and also cobalt blue glass. Makes my eyes happy!

The Inside Stori said...

Lovely….worth the effort!

The Inside Stori said...

Lovely, worth the effort!

Robbie said...

Kay, this cabinet and it's 'visitors' are beautiful!!!! The colors are wonderful! I keep looking at the pictures more than once each! Just lovely!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

Just beautiful and such great placement of each item. How nice you get to enjoy this each day!