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!