The Lantern is Up!
You've gotta love surprises like putting something in your cart, pressing the check out button, then finding it on sale. It turns out that my favorite lantern at Ballard was 15% off. Even better, it arrived within days of placing the order. We hung it that night and are thrilled with the way it looks! If you recall, the reviews weren't consistently great, but I disagree. Hanging it was a different story. In fact, you might have heard my husband the night we hung it? Picture us all standing on the table + our 13 year old trying to offer his help (the light weighs 30 lbs. by the way, so whoever said it was not heavy enough, what?). Anyway, without boring you with the details, here she is!
Keep in mind, this is a work in progress room. Now I need to change out the curtain rods for black (or I might just spray paint them) and what do you think about bamboo shades in here to warm it up? The floors are bare and I go back and forth on whether or not to add a rug. If I do it will most likely be this one.
I will try to show some other "work in progress" rooms with you this week. Maybe it is the pending change in seasons, but I have the itch to change things up.