Today is an exciting day! Not only did I finally upgrade our hallway sconces I have an exciting giveaway for you guys at the end of this post! Also, if you’re looking for the Pretty Project Party, note that it is also up at the same time, one post prior!
As a reminder, here’s how our entryway hallway looked before.
I never loved those particular sconces, but they were cheap and a huge improvement from what was originally there, as is evidenced by my before ‘before’ photo below.
A few weeks back I shared my favorite swing-arm sconces as I prepared to make changes in the entryway. I ultimately ended up going with these sconces in the polished nickel finish because they were on sale and the exact look I was going for!
I’m not going to offer a full tutorial on installing light fixtures (trust, me there are plenty out there that are likely better than anything I could offer). But I’ll share a few progress shots. Too bad you can’t see my giddy smile on the other side of the camera 😉 New light fixtures are one of the more exciting things in life for me.
We used my new BLACK+DECKER 20v MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill that I got a week or so ago. We’ve actually used it on numerous projects already. I had to laugh because Justin, our landscape designer, helped us re-install a fence panel after sod came earlier in the week and he said it was one of the coolest drills he’d ever seen. I think he was surprised when I told him it was mine 😉 I love that it’s smaller and more light-weight than all the other drills we have – perfect for smaller scale projects. I also love that it has a built-in light! It worked like a dream for this project.
And here’s how the new hallway sconces look installed!
I love that they don’t look as squatty as our other ones and fill the space so much better. It’s safe to say that I’m in love with them!
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**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
Congrats to the winner, Lynn F:
Now, on to the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 20v MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill AND a Circular Saw from BLACK+DECKER. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18+. Giveaway will end Monday, July 4th at 11:59 pm Central.
To enter, simply follow the steps below:
- Click HERE to learn about some of the features of this drill.
- Comment on this blog post telling me what feature you’re most excited about and what project you would use the drill on!
You can also see more features of the drill by checking out the video below!
That’s it! Good luck!
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