The UPS/FedEx/mail men were among my favorite people this week. They just kept bringing boxes of goodies. Not all the boxes are ready to be revealed, but a couple are unpacked and up and running.
When we last left the dining room ceiling saga, I was stumped with what to do. And out of my list of options, most of you picked Derek’s option of adding the white edging so that the colors looked more similar.
Derek would like to thank everyone for voting for him. He reads the blog, but usually does not mention much about it except “do you want me to take pictures of this while I am doing it?” But on the day on the dining room post I got a call at work making sure that I was not missing the comments that people were agreeing with him.
So I did it.
And it took awhile.
And again it looked great during the day, but at night it looked even worse. The white of the crown molding and the white of the ceiling looked like completely different colors even though they were the exact.same.paint.
Very very frustrating.
So at this point, I knew I had to do something about the light fixture since the yellow globes were the main problem.
I bought some other non-yellow globe options and honestly some of them were OK. But to replace all the globes was going to cost over $70 and for that amount of money I decided I would rather move that light fixture to another location and get a new one for the dining room.
(I apologize for the lack of pictures of the globes….Derek had the new light fixture installed while I was out with friends and did not realize I had not done it yet. I couldn’t be upset with him because he was installing a light fixture while I was getting a pedicure, Guess he made up for the whole everyone liking his idea thing.)
Anyway enter overstock and this beauty.
Love the bling.
And while the space is not a total after yet, the ceiling and light is finally finished.
Even at night…..
My other overstock love landed right outside the dining room in the entryway.
We have had this rug from our prior house in the entryway since we moved in. It was not bought for the space and no longer fits the style of our house. Even Derek agreed we needed something new.
I wanted to keep this size rug however for a couple of reasons. The floors are orange of course and are really beat up in the entryway. Also when the dogs are running down the stairs at full speed and hit a bare hard wood floor they go flying and further damage the floor. Hence the need for a big rug.
We tried the IKEA rug in the space and it was too busy and did not flow from the style of the dining room.
Love it. I think the colors and style are perfect.
Now off to open up the other boxes.
And never paint another dining room ceiling again.