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By 10/19/2009

my light fixtures went in today! hark followed by hallelujah. upfit on the building is FINALLY almost done.
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there was a nasty drop ceiling i got ambitious and ripped out myself one sunday afternoon, and the last two weeks have been dealing with the aftermath mostly. good news is there was a lovely original tin ceiling under the tiles.
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in other news, i came home from painting furniture all day and got a wild hair to paint all of our trim downstairs. let me tell you: newly painted trim is about as fulfilling as it gets. wonders. WONDERS, is what it works.

also, rowdy has decided to do a motivational speaking tour series called Upward Dog.
(Brian's joke, not mine)

29 comments

  1. Your fixtures and old ceiling are gorgeous. Wish I was closer so i could see them in person!

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

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  2. oh my gosh this is AMAZING!!! I'd love to see your baseboards, too! Did you do white or something crazy?

    I'm so excited for you I can't hardly stand it! :)

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  3. whoooooooaaaa! giant illuminated dandelions!! i can think of nothing better.

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  4. that tin ceiling is to die for. must have been a great surprise to see that during your demo. great work! psyched for you!!

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  5. It looks so good! How lucky that gorge tin ceiling was hiding underneath all along! I may have to plan a roadtrip just to see the store when it is finished!

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  6. lucky you. that tin ceiling is drop dead gorgeous. love the lights too!
    ps. just found your blog and i love it!

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  7. OMG! I love those light fixtures. Anyway you might share with us where you found them?

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  8. love those lights (I saw them at IKEA last weekend!!!) - dish on the trim color! Anything fun?

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  9. please, please, please keep publishing photos of the store- it looks incredible so far! You must be so excited!

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  10. I can't believe that you just happened to have tin ceilings hidden by the drop ceiling - how completely cool! LOVE the new lights and can't wait to hear more about the progress at the store.

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  11. You've just convinced me. I was looking at that fixture for about a month online. Now I need to get it.

    Very cool! Lookin' good.

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  12. I Love, Love, Love the light fixtures! They look so cool against that ceiling.

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  13. are these the new ikea lights?!

    if so, how did you get them... i can't find them anywhere in stores!

    if not, where did you find them?

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  14. OOOh my. how amazing is that? i can't wait to see in person.

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  15. It's just beautiful! Why anyone would cover a tin ceiling is beyond me.

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  16. You are such a tease.

    I am DYING to see what else is going in this place.

    I bet you were giddy to discover that tin ceiling.

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  17. TeeHee...when does Rowdy's tour start? (:

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  18. Anyone who would cover up that gorgeous ceiling ought to be tossed out of all decent society. Congratulations on righting that heinous wrong.

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  19. Are you afraid that when customers come in the store and the wind blows in from the door opening that the lights will just float away in the wind like real dandelions?!? They look that light and airy!! Can't wait to visit.

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  20. You are not helping me. I have come up with a million reasons why I shouldn't buy that light. My last working excuse is that it will be a pain to keep clean. What do you think? How do you plan on dusting it? I was thinking compressed air can...

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  21. oh, so exciting. Love the lights and the tin ceiling. Best of luck with the store!

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  22. Dude, you seriously rock, and I am very excited for you. How lucky about the ceiling! I am sending you success vibes, not that you need them. I love watching your progress!

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  23. beautiful!!! congrats on your new venture... best wishes!

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  24. they are ikea, and they're great looking in person!

    not so worried about cleaning them - more worried about getting the bills paid.

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  25. I'm just so damn glad that SOMEONE is using those lights. (And super glad that that someone is you.)

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  26. I am in love with those lights!!!!

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  27. great job! is your ceiling at an incline (it looks like that from the outside/roof line)? My question would be if you place the lights at the same level or do you ride the incline coaster and have the lights at different heights? best wishes for your shop- how exciting!

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  28. Very exciting and can't wait to come visit your new store when it's all ready!

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  29. LOVE. Perfect - that tin ceiling and those lights. beautiful, beautiful...

    -maria

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