Hey Hey!!!! I hope that everyone is fully recovered from Behind the Candelabra. Was that not an incredible movie? I could do 10 posts just about the hair and makeup, let alone the fantastic sets. But for now I am giving you a little moving update. And speaking of moving THANK YOU SO MUCH for the very supportive messages I received on that post. It really warms my heart to know here are people out there who care about me, even if I only know them through blogging.
I am writing this from my beautiful new apartment on top of my insane dining table. Yup, I already have a dining room table. No sofa, but a dining room table. I am most excited and motivated to finish our dining room. Not the most practical of rooms to invest in first, as it will get the least amount of use, but I have never had a formal dining room and I’m pretty darn psyched to throw glam glam, fancy person dinner parties. I just need to learn how to cook something other than cereal and we will be all set.
Here is what I started with…
Previous tenants decor, not my style so much, but I fell for the beautiful arched french doors leading out to the balcony, original 1930 plaster moldings, and parquet floors.
This is what I’m visualizing for the completed space…
First things first, the existing ceiling fan had gots to go and it had to be replaced by a Sputnik. It had to. It was non negotiable. A while back I bought this guy on floor sample.
Nice and big, but way too industrial for my taste. So whats a gal to do? Bust out the tarp and get her gold spray pant on.
Ya’ll know how I do. I blinged that bitch out.
I live for the tension between mid-century modern furnishings and the old-world ornate detail like I live for the tension on a Real Housewives reunion. I had to exaggerate it even more by adding a ceiling medallion to pick up on the moldings. I am very blessed to have the nicest property engineers ever who took their time installing this for me, it wasn’t easy. Not like I would know since I just sat there watching, but I can only imagine it was quite a challenge.
I felt like an ass hovering over them, so I hid out in the kitchen, but I was secretly spying the whole time through the peep hole in the swing door.
Yes, the kitchen has a swing door. More on that later. Let’s stay on point with a very, very important topic…
HOW FRIGGIN AMAZING THE CHANDELIER LOOKS!!!!!! I’m pretty darn pleased. As you can see, I got rid of the filament lightbulbs and opted for traditional round, opaque bulbs to keep it tres mid-century. It’s also on a dimmer and looks incredible at night, I’ll get a good night time pic to share.
You might have also noticed that the paint color is already changed.
I wanted a high gloss white, my favorite color. I think the color is actually called Decorator White.
I like it a lot.
But do you know what I love a lot?
My dining room table.
Welcome to my vision of heaven.
Yes, you are correct. That is a vintage 1980, mint condition, brass and glass Mastercraft dining room table. If you want one, you can go to 1st dibs and get it for $5,800. Where did I get mine you ask? Craigslist. Duh. And I didn’t pay no damn $5,800, but I won’t reveal how much because then you would all hate me and I wouldn’t have any friends to invite over to eat at my fancy dinner parties.
Right now I have both leafs in which make it a grand 10 feet long. It’s perfectly scaled for the large room, but I might take them out until I can afford that many dining room chairs. I have ordered a set of these in black.
I can’t find a picture of them with black upholstery, but ours will be black on black If they work out, I’m hoping to buy a more before the sale is over. Fingers crossed.
Next up, black and white abstract art piece and topiaries!!!!! Can you believe how expensive topiaries are? Sheesh!