My daughter’s room is moving forward, little by little, yet it seems like things are always one step forward, two steps back. Why is it always that the focal point of the room is the piece that gives me the most headaches? Never fails.
In case you need a refresh for the progress so far, you can see it all here:
On the upside, I did get the room painted, and my daughter is thrilled with it. I was finishing up when she came home from school, so it was a nice surprise for her. We went with Balboa Mist, by Benjamin Moore.
A big thank you to Purdy for providing me with some great painting supplies for this project. My old roller frame was looking pretty rusty and paint crusty, so Purdy’s Revolution Frame does the trick! And you know I’m a paint brush hoarder, and I love using an angled brush, so their XL Cub is a great one to have in my toolbox.
Her desk area is starting to come together too:
Quite an improvement from where we began, don’t you think?
Like I mentioned, the sticking point for the room has been the bedding. Since the beginning, I just haven’t been able to find what I want. Last week I mentioned that I had found some blankets that I thought would work to bring in some of the color I’m looking for, and I was particularly jazzed about this one from AllModern:
So, I bit the bullet and ordered it, and paid extra for “two day shipping” since it showed that it shipped in 1-2 weeks- yet my delivery date was still showing as early November. What the? Apparently, their idea of “two day shipping” is that I get it two days after it ships. But it ships in 1-2 weeks. Huh? Yeah, makes NO sense, and I had words with their customer service department. But then, it showed up yesterday. Go figure.
I should also mention that I went into a bit of a panic at the late shipping issue, so I went on the hunt at Pottery Barn Outlet for an alternative blanket, in case this one didn’t work. Plus, the colors for the nightstand that I’m redoing are going to be based upon this
Long story short, here are the blankets that I have.
I thought they were going to be two totally different colors, and in reality, they’re more similar than they are different. The colors in the Pottery Barn throw on the left are probably a little more muted.
So, we have Option A:
Or Option B:
The bummer part of these throw blankets is that they don’t work with the Euro shams that I bought. The shams are a deeper shade of pink (that I thought was going to match with the throw from AllModern). But, that’s fixable – I think. But I really liked them (and they were a total steal too).
What do you think? A or B?
I still have to paint the nightstand, and have the paint thanks to Velvet Finishes – I’m excited to put it to work! You may remember my inspiration piece – perfection.
We’re headed out of town for a couple of days and I’m hoping to recruit my mom’s mad sewing skills while we’re gone (and they’re watching the kids) to make/embellish my curtains. They should be pretty straight forward (for her, anyway). And I’m also going to add some bamboo shades. Something like this one –
I would like curtains that are in this pretty shade of aqua from my fabric scouting trip –
But then I see curtains like these, and think maybe I should just buy them off the rack and save myself some trouble. But that’s just not how I roll. I prefer to make things difficult and drive myself crazy in the process.
But then, you run into the same situation that I did with the blankets – you never know what you’re going to get.
Let’s see, what all do I have left to do?
- Install shelves
- Buy a dresser
- Paint Pottery Barn Outlet mirror
- Buy and install bamboo shades
- Make and install drapes
- Paint nightstand
- Add accessories
Overall, I’m pretty happy with this week’s progress, but there is still a lot to do! I suspect it’s going to come down to the wire – it always does.
Take a look at all of the great progress that’s going on!