Needless to say, I'm whooped. I mean, I kissed my husband last night just for insisting years ago that we get a hot tub. Uh, yeah. I have never enjoyed that sweet bliss of boiling hot water more than the past two nights. My body has been spanked by this room.
The chairs are done, but having the room together finally tonight, I'm going to tweak them just a bit tomorrow, and then I'll show you. Redoing those chairs was a fight of wills -- their will to break me in the process and my will to break them into a thousand pieces before I was done. ;) But, they are GORG. And dare I say, worth it.
The light installation kicked my butt today too. If you've never installed a light, the actual connecting of the wires is so easy it's just silly. The process up to that part can take a very. long. time. Making sure the n.i.p.p.l.e (that's what it's called and I don't want any weird searches!!) is the right length to hang the light just about puts me over the edge.
But again, it was so worth it I can't even tell you. I knew what I wanted for the room, and what I wanted was this ($400 plus shipping!) Pottery Barn light fixture:
And what I got was a cheaper, Home Depot version with free shipping:
I had a new medallion up, but it didn't work with the light fixture (the canopy didn't fit inside the medallion for anyone that knows anything about light fixtures), but it turned out to be a good thing. The one we had up is simpler, albeit a little small. (I have read to go smaller or larger than the light fixture, just not the same size. I have no idea -- but that's the consensus.)
This light was a serious splurge, even from Home Depot. But after the pain I went through with those chairs, I figured I deserved it. :) See how I reason??