well, it may not look like much has happened, but things are getting done. promise.
the room is painted, the bed is put together, and pretty much everything that needs to get purchased has been bought.
so---hardware and software...?
the hardware in the room is literally the hardware, but also all of those items that are wood and, well...hard. the bed, nightstands, desk, bookcase and dresser.
software are the items that are soft.
pillows, bedding, the seat cushion, and the canopy.
good news, the ikea brimnes daybed is put together. my two daughters and i did it ourselves, which is pretty much a miracle.
i am going to replace the existing boring wood hardware. you can see in the pictures that i was testing out one of the vintage crystal knobs...i didn't like the way they looked.
the distance between the holes is an odd measurement...something like 6 1/4". i am sure this is some nice, round normal number in millimeters, but in the metric system it equals "good luck trying to find hardware with this measurement".
i am sure that somewhere in sweden, someone is laughing.
my best (and possibly only?) option was to go with some adjustable hardware. there aren't too many options available in that genre, but i managed to find some i liked.
i opted to order these:
of course updating the dresser is going to involve some paint. but replacing the hardware is also going to help transform it!
i have a *small (ahem. ok, maybe its not all that small.) stash of hardware. i checked out what options i had on hand to see if any knobs would work with the dresser.
here are three that i tried:
charlotte liked this one the best. it was a clearance purchase from anthropologie a few years ago, and i am super happy that i am finally getting to use them!
i wanted something simple to pair the more ornate knobs with, so i decided on these:
that is, until they arrived in the mail, and i removed the old hardware and realized that there are TWO sets of holes....one set at 3", and another at 3.5". why??!
keeping these knobs would require some serious filling and patching and sanding, and with all of the other projects i have to complete, i just decided my time would be better spent elsewhere.
so, i ordered these, which have a 3.5" center to center measurement, and should cover up the 3" holes as well:
i have been around and around in my head about the desk. i wanted something that was small, and had some storage. ideally, i would want something that has this vibe:
the proportions are perfect for what i want, and it is cheap!
and possibly replace the legs with these?
still pondering this....
these pillows have been ordered for the bed:
i am having 3 pillows similar to these made, but with a peach colored grosgrain that coordinates with the linen that i will be using on the canopy.
i am using this picture for inspiration for the canopy:
my canopy with have box pleating at the top, and the side panels will be a little more full.
i drew up a sketch and dropped off the trim and the peach linen to the fabricators yesterday.
i swear, the time goes so quickly during this challenge! how is it already week 3?