Not a whole lot happened this past week. Painting is done. Hallelujah! Oh, yea, blinds and curtains went up. I love them so much. Well, you know as much as you can love window coverings anyway.
More details on what they are and where I purchased them later.
I also put up my Serena & Lily mirror. I bought this awhile back during a big sale they were having and at the time I didn't know exactly where I was going to put it. It was just one of those things that I absolutely loved and knew eventually I'd find the place, and now it's in it's perfect spot.
Our new headboard arrived as well this week. The Lewis slipcovered headboard from Pottery Barn. It was on sale, yeah!
A little DIY tip with painting.. is this tool. Slip it under your floor moldings and painting goes so fast and easy.
With a heavy heart I have to report that I won't be getting the South Seas Side Carts from Serena & Lily. I am so completely bummed because I loved them so much. Just as I was about to place my order, I began thinking if my heavy (15lbs) lamps would be okay on these tables, if maybe they might not hold them well over time. I sent an email to the company and asked what the weight capacity was and they had a vague answer of that it might hold up to 10 lbs. I informed them my lamps were 15, and was told that might work. Well, I certainly couldn't go off it "might" work.
So I had to look for alternatives with sad remorse.
|Serena & Lily|
I found this one, the Laguna Side table from Pottery Barn that had a similar look.
It states right on the website it holds up to 50lbs on each level. 50! Yes, I was safe.
It's not the same and I'm not in love like I am with the S&L table but it will be a fine substitute and I will not be worried about if it will hold up over time. Plus, I had a coupon to use so that's a plus.
Another change I made is deciding to get this Ektorp chair from Ikea rather than the Pier One chair I showed in week one. Reason for this switch is #1 it's cheaper and #2 with it being a solid white it will have longer longevity in my room if/when I decide to ever change up my bedding/curtains, etc. The other one was a striped white and blue and I'd be stuck with the pattern, while this one I can play around with different throws and pillows.
|Etsy/Oh My Pillow|
|Etsy/Vintage by the Shore|
My plans for this week, is to organize my desk area and accessorize the top of the bookshelf. As you can see I am off to a slow start. I want to find some large white and blue vases and maybe some other lanterns. Wish me luck.
Also, for this week hopefully we will get an electrician out here to look at our ceiling light situation. My husband spoke to our contractor friend and was told we will more than likely need a permit to have the wiring done to install a light fixture in the ceiling ( there currently is no ceiling light in this room, or any of the bedrooms!). So... if we have to get a permit that might take awhile. Ugh. Hoping it all works out and is an easy and quick process. If it's a huge hassle we might just forget about it. We've gone 13 years without an overhead light so I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world.
If you haven't seen what the 20 bloggers are up to for this challenge on Linda's blog, Calling it Home, you MUST go over there and see what everyone is up to. Serious design business happening over there. Also, be sure to check out my fellow linking partners with today's updates on her blog. You are certainly going to find some great inspiration over there.
Hope you'll come back next week, and I'll be able to share some more progress.