Did you all have a fabulous holiday weekend? Ours was productive/exhausting. Don't worry. We're taking a little vacation here soon. Ike too. Ike really needs a vacation. He's excited for a week at the lake.
We made excellent progress in our living room. It'll still be another week or two until the reveal because it's quite the undertaking. We are loving the progress we have made so far. Nate's building skills always impress me. This may be his most impressive building work yet. He's lucky he has me to give him crazy ideas.
We finally picked out living room sconces. Some of you questioned our choice in industrial lighting. Mainly the functionality of industrial lighting. We appreciate your thoughts! You definitely gave us a lot to think about. In the end, we felt they were the perfect solution for living room update.
We ended up choosing the 20th C. Factory Bare Bulb Sconce from Restoration Hardware. We held off for awhile because of the price. Nate was debating making a DIY version. In the end, we decided that we had way too many projects going on. We were also concerned about the sconces looking too "DIY", if you know what I mean. Our hemming and hawing resulted in us saving $40 because they were each $20 off when we purchased them.
We love them!
The size is perfect. The amount of light they provide is perfect. There was some concern about them not being bright enough. We only use the sconces for "mood lighting". There is overhead lighting if we need to work on a project, read, etc.
They also fit perfectly between the molding which was a totally happy accident.
This is where I teach some of you the tricky side of blogging. All of those pictures above probably made you think that our living room was almost done.
Here's the truth.
Here's the truth at almost dark. The sconces are surprisingly bright. They are less spot light blinding in person.
Also, sub-floor is the new wood floor. It's a thing. Only the cool bloggers are doing it.
Actually we had a slight problem with the wood floor install. More on that first world drama later this week.