Happy Monday, y’all!
The light fixture for my office came in and I’m so excited to get it hung up! It’s the Lindsay 4-Light Foyer Pendant from Joss & Main:
It was exactly what I imagined shape-wise, but it wasn’t quite the right color. I envisioned something closer to mint green. Like these…
…except muuuuuch less expensive. 🙂
Here are a couple of photos I (sloppily) pasted together in Photoshop just to make sure I wanted to paint my Lindsay lantern. First, in black:
Then in green:
After seeing it like that, I was sure I wanted to paint it. The black, although lovely, offered too much contrast in this particular space. It also awould’ve been the only black thing in the room, (my desk will be white and the curtain rod will be wood or bamboo) and I didn’t want it tto shout, “I am lantern, hear me hang!” right above my head. I just want a quiet fixture that whispers “garden gate + verdi gris”.
I documented a little bit of my painting process in my Insta-stories the other day:
That first coat of green is the same color I had custom-mixed to match our 130-year old wall boards, but I also want to add one more layer of texture/color, so I’ll be painting on a bit of ‘Layla’s Mint’ milk paint when it arrives this afternoon. I love the way that stuff cracks and flakes (before it’s sealed) and I think it’ll be the perfect finishing touch!
I’ll be sure to post a photo of how it turns out later this week.
Still on the hunt for the perfect table/desk, but I know it’ll come along one of these days!
And before I sign off, I wanted to share this recent pic of the three of us. Kevin and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary yesterday and it was so fun to spend it with our little “human punctuation mark”! 😀
A few months ago he decided that my engagement ring symbolizes my love for his daddy and that my wedding band symbolizes my love for him. Sometimes his imagination makes off with the very breath of me, y’all. 🙂