In the past week, we've finished stripping the corbels.
|coated in stripper|
|"do not rush the stripper" says the can|
|still have some scraping to do|
I purchased new shades for my lamps. I loved all of your feedback and in truth, the quatrefoil shades with the piping were my faves too, but at $110 PER SHADE I decided to be smart and forego the fancy dancy shades. I picked up these when I went to the lampery to get my hardwired light for the room.
While I love the texture and they brighter light they produce, they look SO plain on my Waterford crystal lamps as compared to my black paper shades with gold lining. I'm thinking of adding some piping myself, because after all, these heirloom lamps deserve some pearls too. Maybe I'll add some chocolate piping that made these guys so magical.
We also stripped the legs of the ottoman.
Then we started to reupholster it.
Here it is, stripped of its chipping paint and previous fabric.
Thank God for Moms that can sew! She really came through for me, but not without some minor headbutting on sewing corners and a few comments about how particular I am. Despite our difference of opinion, I am so appreciative of her help and am thrilled with how they turned out. Although we both agreed that we should have sent it to our workroom.
But boy does it look 100% better than before!
I also had my ceiling medallion and light installed.
And the fabric for the curtains finally arrived and now I sit patiently waiting to hear back from our workroom to see if they can still make the August 1st deadline on the roman shade and the curtains. If not, I'm sure I can just photograph the room with hanging, unfinished, fabric so you get the idea. I'm not going to lose too much sleep over this.
As things progress quite nicely, the only snag so far has been my rug. It's nowhere to be found and the store I ordered it from can't even find it! Crossing my fingers they didn't send it to some other poor soul. Beni Ourains have a very particular following.
On a positive note, can you believe even Pottery Barn has benis now? And they look great!
Stay tuned for more progress next week. And check out my fellow Challengers below, who are fearlessly tackling some major overhauls themselves!
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic
Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
FLASH UPDATE : The rug is on backorder for two weeks! The one they tried to ship out was in unsellable condition so they had to reorder another. I won't make the deadline on the rug :(
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