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so here it is installed. just the shell. took only 40 minutes to uninstall the ugly standard issue ceiling flush-mount fixture and install the pretty new chandelier.
then i had 187 of those little acrylic balls to attach to the frame.
another hour and a half or so later, all done! i considered getting a ceiling medallion to hide the paint circle, but realized it didn't bother me too much.
looking at it makes me smile =)
those little slits at the bottom corners are where the side rails of the bed hook into the headboard.
the awesome cream tweed from britex. and the clean corners i was so proud of.
and the blind stitch at the bottom hem, a stitch that i tried for the very first time.
so happy with it!
and to soften the plantation shutters, installed some sheers i made with 100% silk with silver metallic polka dots from satin moon. and added another linen wing chair.
i love lying back on my bed and staring up at my chandelier, especially after a long day of working or running around the city.
so i started out with just my sofa and desk the first week i moved in.
since then, i added an ikea expedit bookcase along the same wall as the desk. to fit all my random books and boxes. all that stuff got put into the empty bookcase on the right.
then added a 42" round pedestal dining table against the wall opposite the backyard double doors. and had the living room like that for 2.5 months. until my restoration hardware french wing chairs arrived! at which i point, i had to pretty much swap everything in the living room except the desk.
very happy with the layout now.
and last saturday, went across the bridge to heath ceramic's open studio and sale, and picked up this cute little bud vase in a sample color, which i like to call starry night. and funny, i just noticed that my vase shows up on the right side of the heath blog post's picture. fun!