Chandelier weighs more than a truck and was removed from an area "gentleman's club". Makes me giggle.
This urn is one of my other favorite things in the house. Chuck and I got it as a 7th wedding anniversary gift to each other. I had decided that I wasn't a bouquet of flowers kind of girl and instead wanted to shop with him arm in arm and pick something out together. This is what jumped out at both of us. It still makes me smile and remember that date night and my sweet husband who always smiles when I up and suddenly change the rules.
In the BEFORE photo, there's carpeting. Chuck and I and the marvelous Craig Evans were able to salvage maple flooring from another part of the house and painstakingly remove thousands upon millions of tiny nails, big nails and freakishly crazy amounts of age-old glue. Somehow we got it laid with seriously only half a square foot to spare. Also, luckily, about that time, it became hip to have aged looking flooring. Score. We're cool.
Other quick details, electrical had to be redone and super massive construction done to hang the immense chandelier I picked out for the space. The wrought iron railing is what the previous owner had as a wall for the loft. That sort of thing is frowned upon by code inspectors. Chuck and I were able to repurpose it as railing for main stairs.