Monday, November 7, 2016

Chandeliers and Coughs

Like that blog title? That's precisely all I have to report. I spent the entire weekend coughing up my left lung, and part of my right. I have no idea what has made me so sick, other than I'm not superman and the rate at which I've been going with 300 irons in the fire has probably worn me down to, well, this. Doesn't it just pain you when you find out you're indeed NOT invincible.

Still, I did get a few things accomplished this weekend, even through the cough and cold. My friend Brian (the one who had the brilliant idea about the floor) and I ventured out on Saturday to find lighting for the dining room. I was pretty sure we were going home empty handed, when we turned the corner in the last antique store to find this!


I pointed it out to Brian and he thought it was perfect! That made two of us, so I bought it, and came home to install. Of course, I needed a dimmer, so I had to install that first. But once that was done, I'm happy to report, that it's up, and nothing has caught on fire or fallen out of the ceiling, yet.


I'm pretty much in love with this room so far! The art is a collection I've been working on for the last year. All of it is black and white, most of it is original or limited litho printing, and a lot of it has a religious or spiritual element to it. I've hung it a little lower than expected to leave space for additional pieces, and to be at the appropriate viewing height when seated. The new curtains are up in both the living room and the dining room, a little off-white linen to match the wall color. 

Scott helped me get a new bed into the apartment this weekend (more on that later) and reminded me that I had a table at his house that would work perfectly for the bar table I want in front of the window. He said he'd bring it by today, which probably means next week. Once that's in place, I'll show you some of the awesome goodies I've found for that. 

I made some new cross bottles for Cross Bottle Guy this weekend, too! They should be live and ready to shop on Wednesday! That was thrilling actually! Working in the new studio was lovely, so much light! Everything is coming together there, and I've created some lovely pieces just in time for your Christmas shopping! So stay tuned for more on that, later! 

Back to rest and fluids for me, talk soon! 

14 comments:

  1. Scale on the chandy seems perfect! What luck!!! Good for you! Feel better soon!

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    1. I think it fits in there perfectly, Vickie! I honestly thought I was going to have to go with something from a catalog! This is SO much better!

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  2. Perfect fixture for the dining room! Take good care ~~~

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    1. Thanks Helen! I'm doing my best to rest and take in lots of fluids!

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    1. Thank you Annette!! I do too! And it's been a hit with the few people who have seen it in person, so all in all - I think it's a winner!

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  4. Love the chandy! I seem to keep fighting off some kind of sinus thing. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I've had this for a little more than a week now, and I'm so tired of feeling 'meh', I just wanna get my old spunky energy filled self back!

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  5. Your energy makes me feel like a slug!! What lovely spaces you've created out of nothing!!

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    1. Thanks so much Allyson! Trust me, my energy level over the last week has really gone to nothing. I exhausted myself yesterday hanging a curtain rod!

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  6. Oh yes this works beautifully. Take care of yourself and feel better.

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    1. Thanks Naz! I love it, and I'm glad you like it too! I'm doing my best to get better quickly, I have far too much to do to sit on my hands much longer!

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  7. I love the chandelier.I'm so glad nothing fell out of the ceiling. That is literally my fear every time I mess with lighting.
    Feel better soon. I've got some crud too.

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    1. Thanks Katie! I've been more worried that the wall box is going to catch on fire from my installation of the dimmer switch! So far though, smooth sailing! I hope you feel better soon!

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