It was a very busy week for us and a cubic butt load of things got done so let's get right to it.
Boo-ya! Carpet and wallpaper-Bam! And the light as well-Double Bam! Ok, now about that snafu. Someone didn't measure correctly and didn't buy enough wallpaper to cover the whole room. That same someone didn't realize that this wallpaper was discontinued 1YEAR AGO. No wonder it was such a steal on Ebay! The real pisser is that there was another seller of the wallpaper at the same time so I would have had enough had I bought from that seller as well but I didn't realize my mistake until it was too late. Wah-wah. I've searched from the mountains to the oceans and into other galaxies and I can't find anymore of it. Soooo, we now have an accent wall where the fireplace will go. Not the end of the world really. You know what they say, "when life gives you lemons...you say f-you and then move on". That's what I was taught anyway.
Oh yes, also got to the window benches. Very simple DIY to upholster those. Just took my fabric, batting, foam and stapled it to a piece of MDF. And I bought some cheap roller shades from Lowe's and snazzed them up with some ribbon...and then promptly ran out of ribbon so I could only do one. Typical.
And here is what it looks like closed (oops, didn't close it all the way. You get the idea). I followed this tutorial which was ridiculously simple. The windows may be getting a little cornice treatment or maybe not. I haven't made up my mind yet.
Got my cutting for approval for the headboard fabric. Hells yeah!!! Not feeling as enthusiastic about upholstering them myself though.
So here's what's left to do:
-Window treatments (1 more)
-Upholster the headboard (and find bed frame and mattresses and
-Make pillow covers
I found some nightstands on craigslist that are getting a makeover and still might have something planned for the windows besides what's been done. I also need a bed frame and mattresses and some art etc. That's what I was forgetting on my original list! I knew I was forgetting something. Oh and the fireplace. Ok, I'm getting a bit nervous. I still have a fair bit of work to do so I'm signing off. Make sure you check on the ORCers and the linking participants!