Glimmers of progress...
First off, thanks so much for your input on the guest bedroom. It realy helps me narrow choices down to hear the great suggestions you've provided. And if you have any other ideas, please keep them coming. I think Im going to try to go in the direction of the charcoal grays with some sort of accent color. I say try because Im having a hard time envisioning but I found some bedding that has cream and charcoal in it on super clearance sale. So now thats on the way, I'll hold off until it arrives to see if Im in the right or wrong direction. More to come.
And since Im in a moving forward in the bedroom, I figured I might as show you my progress in the dining room too. The changes are hardly monumental but Im excited to see something other than a pile of boxes in here (and yes, I moved the pile o boxes into another room just so for the photos)
We sat down for our first dinner at the table last night and boy was that WEIRD. In our last house, we didn't have a dining room and our kitchen table was a tiny two seater. Very cozy. This time around we had to get up to pass each other things. So not used to that. But hey, I wanted a dining room! When we get some more chairs, I'll sit catty corner.
If you recall from my earlier post asking how to hang a curtain in here, I ended up using a tension rod. It was a bit difficult to hang - ladders and I do not mix. But I finally got it up there and it hasn't come crashing down just yet. The drapery is REALLY heavy so Im a little bit suspect about its staying power but I'm going to hope for the best on this.
I was looking for a slightly more hefty looking tension rod for a while but only came up with this one. Now thats its up, Im glad its very sleek and simple. There is enough going on up at the ceiling without having more to look at. This just does the job.
Im not sure if I mentioned it but I scored this inverted pleat silk taffeta panel on Ebay for 1/4 of what its selling for new. Sweet! The one problem with that was that it arrived squished into a box and extremely wrinkled. I dry ironed it a bit but it didn't get it where I want to be. Im concerned steaming it will ruin the fabric. Anyone know if its okay to steam the wrinkles out of silk?
Speaking of window treatments, you may notice that I put the frosted film on the bottom half of the windows. Did this weeks ago for modesty sake while I figured out what I was doing in here. But its really starting to grow on in me in that modern meets traditional way I tend to go for. What do you think? Is it just that Im getting used to seeing it and its really ultra tacky? Feel free to be honest.
As I already mentioned, Im totally loving the tufted pattern chairs. They are making me so happy that I didn't paint this room a non cream color because I would have never picked this pattern. And in other seating news, you may have spotted my stools.
I bought them on our last trip to Ikea as a "we will use them for now while I find something better" sort of deal. They were only $12.50 each so really quite a steal if you ask me. They aren't perfect - they are tad more Asian in the styling than I'd like - but they do the trick. I like how the tuck under the counter neatly and they are surpringly comfortable to sit on. I definitely need one more but until I find something I much prefer, these are here to stay. Im on the fence about whether I should paint them or not. Im in the "not" category today, who knows what tomorrow will bring?
And in honor of the newly arrived season of spring, I had to share the view out of the guest bedroom window. Im not one to be taken by everyday scenery but I the sky was too blue for me to miss. (There is a silver lining to not having window treatments!) Happy Spring/Easter/Purim/weekend everyone.