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The contractors worked most of the day today, installing trim and quarter-round.  My coveted George Kovacs “Bling Bling” light was hung, and, at that moment, angels sang.  Until the table comes in, we’re using our wobbly card table as a very, very, VERY poor substitute.  The K Mart tablecloth (obviously straight out of the bag, hence the wrinkles) almost hides the ugly thing. But the chairs are cool, aren’t they?

Next decision: curtains. God help me on this one.


Progress today: the subfloor was laid in the cloud room to make it even with the eighty layers of subfloors and vinyl that currently exist in the kitchen.  A temp light was placed where the pendant light will be, and two cans were placed for recessed lighting. Read the rest of this entry »


The George Kovacs light called “Bling Bling” finally came in the other day, and I had to tear open the box and see if the tiny little picture on the website did this light justice.  Was it as wonderful as the picture suggested? Read the rest of this entry »


When I’m not agonizing over flooring, I’m agonizing over lighting. Realistically, lighting shouldn’t be such a big deal, because lighting is undoubtedly more easily changed out than flooring. But still … my greatest fear is that I get all these cool lights installed and then I look around and think, “Whoa … what was I thinking?” Worse yet, I fear that I have someone over to visit after the remodel and they do that stone-faced look while saying, “Uh, it’s …. different.” Not that I have any friends who would do that, but still, the fear is there. Read the rest of this entry »

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