A New House in Arvada

My son and his wife have decided to move their family closer to us! I have been seriously searching real estate for them since this spring. Home prices went up about 8-10% in our area this year. But there was a bit of a lull as winter came on. This beauty had most of the items on their wish list.

House on 79th Pl.

House on 79th Pl.

It’s a bit further away from us than my daughter’s house-about 3 miles. But there is a pleasant trail for most of the one hour or so hike.

Trail between houses

Trail between houses

We are excited to help our kids do some remodeling in the house. Even before the sale went through I had a project!
The entry/stairwell light is classic but a bit dated. So I looked for a more lantern like alternative.

Dated “terrarium” chandelier

Dated “terrarium” chandelier

I picked up a free one through Craigslist.

Brass lantern chandelier

Brass lantern chandelier

And I took it apart to spray paint it flat black.

New chandelier in pieces

New chandelier in pieces

I used cardboard boxes as spray paint tents. And I used a metal primer on all the pieces before the final black. It took several coats to get the pieces all painted. I bought LED chandelier bulbs to get started on their energy efficient updates too.

Finished lantern chandelier

Finished lantern chandelier

I’m looking forward to hanging it although I have not decided whether to put the glass pieces back in. It looks more modern without them.
I had to look up the order of the hanging pieces as I forgot to take a “before” photo.

Hanging a chandelier

Hanging a chandelier

Just a couple weeks later it has been hung!

New chandelier
New chandelier
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