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Renovation Update =

~Hello everyone!
My new dining room ceiling lamp was finally installed!
The wall color has also gone much darker now.
I want it to look more intimate & cozier the next time I entertain in this room... 
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This is where I purchased the ceiling lamp.
Design destination : Restoration Hardware
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I've been looking for the right ceiling lamp for awhile now...
and finally fell in love with this design, displayed in the beautiful showroom.
Lurrrve...its simplicity & of course the humongous linen lamp shade!
well-well-well...
In spite of the initial 'stress' of this ongoing renovation,
it's beginning to feel like a fun project after all!
I'd like to update/share the progress as we go along...
Note to self : "Shall continue to enjoy each process the best I can
and not to go beyond the budget!" (...errr-errr???)
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~XOXO*

-Photo ©LENORENEVERMORE

29 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

The lamp looks great and I love the darker wall colour:) Kisses and hugs, sunshine

McVal said...

Love that lamp! It will look gorgeous in that room. Can't wait to see!

jenny said...

looks good! my husband and i have renovated two houses... and you are sooo right... remember those two things... and you'll be all set!

Ana Degenaar said...

That lamp is tres chic!

shari said...

I've been there, too... put in bamboo floors in my last home... when the old flooring was pulled up, saw many problems with the subfloor. Eek! Had to replace it ALLLL... luckily, my step-dad helped out, so it wasn't as costly. But it also slowed down the progress. I loved it, though... new flooring, new kitchen... beautiful afterwards! Excited to watch your progress!

The new lamp is lush. Love it!

Bruce Barone said...

Our dining room is dark also. I painted in "Get Back Jack," from C2Paint. It is kinda like Black Cherry Soda!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Bruce,
Your wall paint sounds deliciousss...
i luv reading the names given to wall paints these days!

Thank you everyone~

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous lamp, Lenore! Love a lot!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh so happy to hear your renovation is going well and your having fun! I love restoration hardware for ideas! Those ceiling lamps are very pretty!! =) Enjoy!!

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Dancing Branflake said...

I love Restoration Hardware! Budget? Lenore has a budget? Pah! Just go with your gut!

Sarah said...

How fun! It looks great =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Dancing Branflake,
unfortunately i do...
Christmas bonu$ is still in a far distance!~le sigh*

Jesse said...

oh cool, i love the use of a "regular" lamp shade as an overhead ceiling lighting. very cool.

Julie {love, julie} said...

I love love love the lamp but Restoration Hardware and budget in the same post?? Good luck!!

Caroline said...

not going over budget is the hard part!

Lovely lamp shade too!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous lamp, darling!
Love Restoration Hardware!

xoxox,
CC

Shady Del Knight said...

Good luck sticking to your budget, Lenore Nevermore! I love the ceiling lamp and share your appreciation for simplicity. I'm glad you're enjoying this process and I am happy that you are sharing it with us!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love your lamp, darling! but not to go beyond the budget? almost impossible task! best of luck anyway! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

That's a great lamp - a real statement lamp, not a little frightened one... & soon you'll be sitting under it enjoying a delicious meal with friends - yay!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...
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Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Sabine,
I can't wait! Enjoy expressing my love through food glorious food!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aaaw lurve too! cant wait to see more!

David Toms said...

You only bought one!! Lenore It is perfect but wouldn't two have been better?

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

David,
that would be fab, but my town house isn't as spacious as the showroom, darling!

mistress maddie said...

I wuld love to see the before and after pictures. I lovet see how thechange looks. These home improvment things always intrest me as my background is in interior design. Love the color on the wall too. Looks very close to my boudior wall color!

Pet said...

My God, and that just for the lamp. You are worse than I used to be - I have improved, a little, with age.
By the way, entertain is such an English word :-)

A76 said...

Looks great!
xoxo

Annie Spandex said...

I love it! xx

Sam said...

It's so tasteful and lovely sweeetie! Yes please - update us as you go! XO's