Linda commented on her post yesterday about the halfway mark being time to make adjustments and changes to our plans. Sounds to me like this is the week of indecision, panic, and overall mayhem. I am definitely on track!
I may have lied a little when I said last week that we would have white walls by now. There are two reasons for this. One, my realization that I have SO MUCH shopping/scouring/searching to do that it's just insane to use this time to paint, which of course can easily be finished at midnight before the reveal ;) JK. I hope.
Two, our weather report. We are finally forecast to have a couple of days of solid storms, after months of drought. As much as I am looking forward to heavy rain, driving through the waterlogged streets of Dallas in it just doesn't float my boat (I'm so punny), so I'll save those days for painting.
I did make a little progress this week, so here we go:
I really, really wanted some super-cushy, sink-in-cozy upholstered chairs for this room. But I know that stressing out over cat claws/spaghetti sauce/red wine would totally kill the mood I'm going for. Until I can find a chair with upholstery akin to Teflon, we just need something more durable.
We ultimately decided to be practical and buy these rattan Byholma chairs at Ikea. They are amazingly comfortable! I love the look, and think they will be really versatile in the future. Also, I have seen them multiple times on the Magnolia Homes blog, so there's that. Jo-Jo can do no wrong in my book.
We also settled on the Ikea Ritva drapery panels, just like we have in our living room.
This will be a huge change in this room that has only ever seen Roman shades or gathered curtains. I'm hoping to love the drama that ceiling-to-floor panels will give this little space. If not, I have other plans for these draperies in another room. And the $25 per pair price tag is a pretty low risk anyway.
I had a lucky moment stalking the clearance section at Marshall's and found this beauty. Love the lotus overlay. I feared that the planked walls may come off as a tad industrial, and the roundness and pretty detail on this mirror soothes that concern.
And a linen lamp shade with a little sparkle? Yes, please.
Still left to do:
*Paint vintage lamp
*Buy rods/hang draperies
*Make/find cushions and pillows
Oh, that's all?!!
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