The plans actually started long before last week. We went back and forth as to what we wanted in the room and where to purchase the furniture items. As most of you know, I LOVE POTTERY BARN! (hubby insists it is more than that since the entire staff at our local store know not only us, but our two girls and their entire life story-this I kid not!)
Hubby liked the project table-so did I. Didn't like the price, didn't like the fact that we could not see it before pulling the trigger and ordering it. But, we did it anyway. It arrived (while I was out teaching my littles). One bookcase was damaged, so they were going to have to order another one (we had already been waiting a few weeks for the order to arrive). However, when I came home and took one look at it in the room, I said it had to go back! It was HUGE. We had measured, but until physically seeing it in the space we had no idea just how huge. Picture this, it looked like someone had placed an aircraft carrier in my old TV room!! So, now on to plan B (or C, or D, or, well-you get the picture).
Our next thoughts were to purchase the same desk we have in our youngest daughter's room (which I did when at Ikea). Then we were going to purchase some Billy bookcases and create "built-ins" similar to Ashli and Lee (Mini Manor). I love the new rustic top they created when redesigning their office into a library. I had planned to create a rustic weathered gray top for ours. Well, while at Ikea I realized I really needed something I could put bins in since the shelves would be holding craft supplies for the most part. So, I went back to my most loved product Ikea carries-the Expedite.
I managed to wrangle them home (by myself
I am hoping with this weekend's expected nasty weather here in the south, that I will be forced to stay in and make some progress on this project.
Here's the sneak peek~
|New chair from ZGallerie-I have a similar white version in our office and love it. The pillow is one I had used in our bedroom and created the color scheme for the room. Lamp, on clearance at Target for around $8.|
|New Jennylund Ektorp chair from Ikea. The pillow and throw were also previously used in our bedroom.|
|Soda can bud vase from Target, bowl-West Elm, and magazine files-$1 section at Target.|
|Close up of the bud vase. Love the bit of whimsy it adds to the room.|
I have purchased new white linen curtains from West Elm for the room as well. I decided to stick with white for the larger/more expensive pieces so that if I ever want to change out the accessories I can do so without major expense. Which around here happens quite often.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and dry.