our linen samples for the canopy came:
both charlotte and i loved the lighter peach (the one on top)
we thought it was soft and feminine and would pair perfectly with this vintage scalamadre trim that i bought on ebay for just over $1 a yard!
we ran into a snag when i went to order the fabric---it was DISCOUNTINUED. and they didn't have any left! ugh. super frustrating. i mean, i literally just got these samples sent to me...and in the space of just a few days, they don't have ANY left?
anyway....onto plan B.
the darker peach.
(purchased from this etsy seller)
the velvet will be going on the seat of this chair, with some white contrast welting.
for the welting, i wanted something really durable. charlotte loves to sit at her desk, and i wanted a fabric that would hold up as well as the velvet. i found the perfect white faux leather at joanns.
the large bolsters, which i bought at ikea about 5 years ago will also be covered with the gold velvet, with the contrast welt.
i just dropped everything off at the upholsters, and can't wait to see everything all finished!
SO, as i said, a lot of stuff in the room will be from ikea...the bed, and both nightstands for sure, and possibly the desk. i am still figuring out a few details on the desk, and i am getting excited.
my car after it was all loaded up!
we chose the paint color. it was a VERY close decision between revere pewter and grant beige. charlotte preferred the more grey feel of revere pewter, and since this is her room, i let her have the final say. (good thing she has great taste and can take some strong hints!)
the samples we tested: TOP: revere pewter, grant beige, bleeker beige (all benjamin moore)
BOTTOM: frappe, linen, colonial woodlawn gray (all valsapr)
i started painting yesterday, and i am really happy with the way everything looks so far!
we still have a lot to do! i think the next 5 days of my life will be spent putting ikea furniture together! i have some hacks planned so that the pieces won't SCREAM "ikea"! i hope everything turns out the way i have dreamed it in my head.