Monday, August 8, 2016

Chairs And Fabric Choices

I've officially run out of any creativity when it comes to post titles.  Oh well.  Anyway, we got the chairs in and I'm so thrilled with them.

The chairs are super comfy.  We just need some decorative pillows and some throw blankets on these and they are perfect.  We've started watching tv at night in our sitting room.  Something we've never done, of course now my husband is complaining that the tv is too small.  I hate to agree with him but it's true.

I also finalized (for now) my fabric choices.

They are all from Calico Corners except for the Schumacher Iconic leopard.  I'm going to make curtains for the bedroom in the far left fabric and I'm getting a bedskirt made in the window pane plaid.  The cream linen will be curtains for the sitting room.  I'm probably going to add some decorative trim to snazz it up a bit.  The leopard I'm saving for an end of the bed bench and maybe an x bench for the desk.  It's starting to look so soothing in my room.  My husband, on the other hand, thinks it's a bit boring.  I say he needs to wait to see the finished product.  He always doubts me until the end when he acknowledges that I was right all along.  And all is as it should be;)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Sitting Room Wallpaper

Well the wallpaper is up and I LOVE it.  Oh, and got the desk too which looks really nice against the wallpaper.  What I'm not showing you is our king mattress which is sitting on the floor.  We got our queen bed but left the king in the room and the kids have been having slumber parties on it on the weekends.  The kids will be bummed to learn that the mattress will be going away today though. I ended up getting chairs with ottomans for the room instead of a couch which are coming tomorrow!  We are super excited to have a cozy place to sit and watch tv at night which is just a stumbling distance to the bed.  Speaking of the bed, I did end up getting a headboard and it was none of the choices I showed you. I'm saving that for another post though since there isn't anything terribly interesting to see in the bedroom yet.  I still have a ton of stuff left to do.  I haven't ordered the lights yet and I've got fabric choices to finalize and curtains to make (blech) and final touches of course.

One little project we'll be working on is the fireplace.

Originally we wanted to convert this to a gas fireplace but because it's in a bedroom there are a lot of city codes hoopla that we would have to work around, and it was going to be really expensive.  So we ditched that idea and decided to do something a little simpler.  As you can see, it's not especially pretty at the moment.  We ended up buying a fireplace candelabra which is arriving later this week that we'll put some flameless candles on for a little ambience.  Then my husband had a great idea to do mirrored tiles inside the fireplace to give it a little bling.  We haven't found the tiles yet but I think we're going to end up making that happen.  In my head it looks amazing so I hope reality will mirror (ha- no pun intended) my vision.

That's all I've got for now.  Next week I should have some progress pictures with the chairs at the very least.