Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This week...

Just sharing a few goings on from the past few days....

First of all, I just finished reading The Wednesday Letters.
It was pretty good. I got about half way through and HAD to finish it to find out what happened... so I was up till almost 3 am. It was a tear jerker! A bit of a surprise ending. One thing that bugged me though, was some of the fictional names the author used. But none of the "main" character's names really bugged me so it wasn't so bad...

My girlfriend at work had lent it to me, (thanks Mary Beth!), and I kept wondering why it looked so familiar.
Well, if you get Victorian Trading catalogs, you'll know why!


Secondly, I've been putting off messing with the curtains in La Boudoir because I was afraid my current rods wouldn't hold the weight. And I can't afford new rods, plus once I get my footboard/cornice up the rods won't show, and untill I get to that point I don't know what type of rods I want.

It was driving me nuts tho and I finally decided that what's the worst that could happen... the drapes will come crashing down, right? I'll just make sure there's nothing breakable where they might land, lol!

Ok... so you might recall, these velvet panels came from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I only bought 4 at full price. Once I was ready to buy more they were clearanced, discontiued...SOLD OUT. Luckily I was able to order them, and they were clearanced even lower~woohoo!! I got these puppies for about $7 each! I think there are 14 total now.

ANYHOO.... I'm opening them all up and realize there are two panels that are NOT exactly the same. The other ones are a nice, slippery velvet... very shiny! These two are very dry in texture~ more dull... thus they appear a different color as well. UGH.
Here is one shown on top.

Well, I could live with them if I HAVE to, but I will see if I can get lucky enough to order replacements.

They actually photograph better than they look in person. At least since I'd be using them on top in the opposite direction, it won't be so bad if they have to stay.

Here's a pic of the window on the left, with all matching panels. See the difference? These are just "thrown up there" and not hung as I want them...

Third~ I have a little sneak peek of the bathroom.

I watched as Kevin hung the shelving with care, awaiting treasures that soon would be there!!

Katie watched too~

The room has been finished for a while, but it's taken me forever to figure out where/how to hang everything. It all seems to be coming together now, and I'm so excited! I've had to buy ALOT of plate hangers, and still need MORE! I even asked for some at Christmas. Does that give you any ideas? Stay tuned!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I can see what you're talking about. I'm going to have to read the old post and see what curtains they are and i'll keep an eye out for them here. I can't wait to see how you finish off the bathroom. I know it will look great!

Lallee said...

Nikki, the mix is looking fine in the pictures. You are too hard on yourself. Can't wait for the bathroom reveal. Sometimes the last elements are the hardest!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

I bet you are excited at everything coming together.Can't wait to see the end results.

Unknown said...

OH! Are your going to do a plate collage???? Tina at Cherry Hill cottage did a post about hers some time ago. It is stunning! Here's the URL for it if you didn't see it.


Justine said...

Yep, I see a huge difference in the panels. That must have ticked you off but good!
Oh my, I can't wait to see this damn bathroom. Do you know how long you've been talking about it and showing us almost nothing? Argh!!!!!

I want to steal your cat. She is SO cool looking.

Justine :o )

Danette said...

I'm anxious to see how it all ends up. I have china plates all over my walls. My mother~in~law is a china painting artist and has blessed me greatly over the years. She's always amazed at the fact I can find more space on my walls for plates! Maybe I'll take a picture of some of mine to show on my blog.

La Tea Dah said...

I think your bathroom wall is perfect for a plate wall. It's a perfect showcase. And I like your draperies as well -- in the picture the two different 'finishes' look fine together.


Christie said...

Oh girl,
I can hardly wait to see that bathroom hung with vintage plates! The color is so pretty and I spy a creamer toothbrush holder!
I think your velvet drapes are going to be beautiful in your room...you really can't tell at all...that it's different. You've got so many exciting things going on....wish I were there to learn some things from ya and help you too.
By the way...the plate in the comptote idea is one I got from sweet Cami! I edited my post to thank her...I don't think I would have ever thought of that... She had a Christmas winter plate inside of a compote that was on her Mantle last month and it had Christmas Balls inside of the compote...I was so delighted when I saw it...because I have so many compotes packed away and so many plates too, I knew I could throw something together eventually and my little angel find did it for me! Blogland is such a wonderful place for sharing. Well, I can hardly wait for the big reveal of the bathroom....it's going to be pretty...

Heather said...

You are such a tease!! I can't wait to see the whole bathroom!!
You poor thing- the thing with the curtains not matching! UGH!! I feel your pain. That has happened to me before and it is so irritating. At least you caught it sooner rather than later and may be able to do something about it still. The dull ones almost look as though they had been washed! Crazy!