Well, hello there. Long time no chat, right? I know. But we’ve made more progress on the dining room, which means I’ve been both busy and without a place for my PC at times. Yes, I have my netbook, but nothing is better for blogging than a desktop computer where I can type easily, freely and comfortably. So here I am.
First of all, we got rid of that heinous ceiling fan in favor of a sparkly chandelier. We also added a light fixture where there wasn’t one before. AND we also installed new wide plank, handscraped flooring.
The paint color looks SUPER different in each picture, but I assure you it’s the same color in both.
The chandeliers are stunning. They are gorgeous. My heart melts every time I stare at them. And I do that daily.
The best thing about these chandeliers? The price. I snagged them for $49 each at Home Depot. You can, too. Go on, I’ll wait. I should note that it’s $49 once you add it your cart. Honestly, I almost purchased these chandeliers a month ago and they would have cost me $99 each. That is twice as much. Oh and if you decide to buy, use eBates to get a percentage back from your purchase. I am all about being fabulous and thrifty.
Disclaimer: the chandelier is made of acrylic, not crystal, so if that’s important to you, don’t buy it. Personally, you can’t tell the difference unless you touch it. This is coming from a girl who is super picky about that sorta thing. These chandys are STUNNING. Promise.
What else has changed? Well, this wall was torturing me. At first it was white…
Then I painted it urbane bronze from Sherwin Williams…
And I told myself I liked it. You all told me you liked it.
I hated it.
Why? Well, I felt like then I was going more and more into dark accents, and therefore a dark room. Complete opposite of my original intention/inspiration:
That’s why I painted over the urbane bronze. I can finally rest again.
It’s a gray, almost white color- silverpointe by Sherwin Williams. It’s subtle, calm, and will look good with most color palettes that I love. Oh and hey, you can also get a glimpse of our new countertops!
I’ve talked about curtains before, and I am coming to the conclusion that I am cheap/poor, I need 95” long curtains and that those 2 things are going to make it impossible to find stylish curtains. For now I hung up some Target curtains I had on hand to see if I liked the color/length. Love the color, hate the 84” length.
The color looks a bit more aqua-ish in person rather than the slate blue in the pics. That’s what happens when you decide to blog at 8 pm when the sun has left the premises.
I am liking the color, loving even, but do you all think I need pattern? I don’t want my dining/office/living room to feel one-dimensional, safe, boring.
I looked at the Pier 1 peacock curtains…no go. Too dark, too much gold because of the feathers.
Then I bought these from Amazon:
The color was baby blue, the design thread is copper, they had random snags/tears/stains, plus they weren’t lined. Back to Amazon they went. Oh and in case you do buy them, make sure they’re all the right length. The ones I had varied from 79”-82”. Not cool.
I saw these beauties at World Market a few weeks back, and I cannot get them out of my mind. They are gorgeous in person; the pics on their website do not do them justice. Period.
One problem: $43 per panel. That’d be about $200 with tax/shipping on 4 curtain panels. FOUR. I know this may not seem like much to some people, but to me, that’s hard to swallow. They were on sale (in-store only) last week, and as you may have guessed, they were sold out. They would have cost me only about $31/panel. And even worse? The guy said they’re discontinued.
They’re still available on the website, in the length I need, but not at the sale price I want. Come on World Market, put out a coupon ASAP.
I’ve searched high and low on the internet for something that strikes my fancy, and I keep coming up empty handed. The ones I currently have up (the blue ones) are available in the 95” length from Target, but I really want to have some sort of pattern or interesting feature to the curtains. I’ve looked at JCP, Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, KMart, Brylane Home, Curtain Works, IKEA, World Market, Pier 1, Marshalls, Ross, Dillards, Kohls, Macys… is there anywhere I am missing? Help!
Ah, it feels so good to talk to you all again. Hopefully this room will be done soon so I can blog, tweet and ramble to all of you lovely people.
Now help me find some curtains!