I have a little secret to tell you.....I have taken off right in the middle of the ORC and gone to Florida. Big deal you say? Well ..... you are right but I left my camera at home which has a gob of pictures in it for this weeks update. Yikes.
Never fear I do have a few that I took from my cell phone so all is not lost.
Week 4 we left off with the table delivery so the next thing to address was the light fixture. Sounds simple but dang it you guys I have 8 ft ceilings and that is very limited.
Let me show you some of the contenders.
I really loved this Circa Lighting one because it offered both black and brass. Too bad Sherry because it is too big. And....backordered forever.
OK....how about this Made Goods beauty. One little problem.....too big AND way over my budget.
I liked this Circa Lighting number....especially the star canopy but was underwhelmed by the light in general.
This Circa Lighting baby was gorgeous but again....expensive.....backordered and.... way too BIG.
Can you feel my pain here?
Now this Crystorama one peaked my interest. It was a favorite with the straight lines of the marble table and base. I thought it might add some whimsey [right at my budget] but I wondered if it was too trendy.
I went to the Circa Lighting showroom to see this one because it was becoming the #1 choice. The size was good [remember how small the room is] it had some curves, and the hats had a thin black trim.
Done right? Nah.....
I rounded the corner to another little number. A lantern. Whoa mamasita........but isn't that too trendy?
Trendy but classic.
Which is OK. Classic comes and goes. Pearls, navy and white, jewel tones, tuxedo sofa and grasscloth wallpaper are all things that have recycled over the years.
So....I ordered [thankful it was in stock] and guess what? It was the same one I saw in the kitchen at the Showhouse!
And here she hangs proud in my tiny DR....just barely fitting....
No glass to dust, gilded iron, kind of the star of the room.....but maybe soon not to be [just hinting at other good things to come].
One more week. Everything is looking good to be done except for one tiny thing. The flipping door knobs. I ordered them the beginning of April and they said "in stock ready to ship".
Now the new ship date is May 5th.
I haven't made a decision on the chairs yet. Waiting to the bitter end which will then leave me about 2 days to make changes.
That will be fun.
How are all of my talented buddies getting along?
Here is your chance to find out.
Glad I picked this week to come to Florida because it has been raining for 24 hours:(