As in I may or may not have had several emotional breakdowns last week selecting art and anxiously awaiting a ceiling medallion that I ordered 2 weeks too late.
Luckily, I've learned to anticipate this kind of emotional display at some point during the challenge and I know that once I get it out, things will start rolling again. And that they did.
The painting has been brutal, you guys. BRU-TAL. Here's a hot tip: If you ever ever EVER think you're going to paint over a high gloss dark saturated color, you cray. Hire. This. Out. I've used just about every paint out there, so I was eager to try ORC sponsor Farrow & Ball for myself. Next time, I'll let the results be enough of a reward....
I am in love with the new look of this space. I know you have to use your imagination a little bit because I wasn't able to get any shots during daylight, but trust that it is looking fabulous in here. And almost twice as large! Which will be important once I get a storage system going on the north wall.
What's that? You want to see more of that lighting situation? Why sure!
I debated the exact medallion for far too long. A few of my favorite contenders:
From top left: Livex Lighting Medallion // Boston Ceiling Medallion // Tomango Egg & Dart Medallion //
Benson Classic Medallion // Granada Medallion // Studio White Medallion // Elk Lighting English Study Medallion // Ekena Millwork Eryn Medallion
I read somewhere -- in an old
I LOOOOVE the simplicity of the Nelson pendant! It lets off the most delightfully diffused glow. Pretty sure it's been on during all of my waking hours at home. Wasting electricity = happiness.
You might have gotten a peek at the Sarreid chest in the shot above?
She needs a little cleanup before settling into her new home, but I think she'll be quite happy here. I suspect this will be where most of the linens and misc dining goodies live. (We found this beauty locally, but One Kings Lane has something similar right now. You'd just have to track down a base!)
I've finally made some of my art selects. ORC sponsor Minted has an unbelievably vast library of fantastic options. My OCD tendencies had me going through every single piece before deciding. Which took, you know, until last night.
Hopefully I'll be showing you which pieces won next week. I've also had some of Ava's art framed for the walls. Our little budding abstract artist is making mama proud!
Left to accomplish:
- Replace the window. That should be arriving tomorrow. Wish my husband luck for good weather and a speedy install this weekend!
- Window treatments up. Going neutral here as discussed in week one. Or two...What day is it?
- Settle on final answer for storage wall. (Shoot me now.)
- Accessorize. The fun part!
That's all I have for you this week. Eager to see what kind of progress everyone else is making now. Some of these ladies have been out of town up to this point. Crazy!!
Also check out the link up participants because there are some maaaajor projects going on there!
Huge thanks to Linda of Calling It Home for helping me maintain a sky high level of crazy.