I was starting to doubt my design and feeling like it was all wrong. Then I saw this picture on Pinterest and all was good again. So as I was sitting down to write this I felt as if I hadn’t accomplished much for week 3 of the ORC. It was only after I made a list of what I still needed that I discovered I had made all my last big purchases- and scored some amazing deals! Here is what happened:
Courtney and I were discussing the particulars of the headboard. During that conversation I figured out my idea of making three panels and using my bed’s headboard as one of the pieces wasn’t going to work. There was a chance that the panels could get a bit wonky towards the floor near the bed’s feet. So with no thought at all, I listed my bed on craigslist and it was gone by 8 am the next morning.
I knew I needed a low profile platform bed so I started looking around. I found this frame on a local auction website and ended up winning the auction for $15!!
It isn’t the most exciting bed to show you here, but it is going to give me the minimal modern look I am after.
So next- I finally came to a decision on my wall sconces. I was going to buy 2 simple white swing arm sconces on amazon. They were not my first choice. I hesitated too long on the ones I really wanted from West Elm and of course, they sold out a few weeks ago. The amazon option seemed like an O.K. compromise. To my surprise, they sold out too! I mean seriously?!?
I decided to make one last effort and call West Elm to see if my local store had them in stock. They did not. 🙁 But….. one store in Texas had two available. The LAST two in the USA! I promptly called and they are currently on their way to my home. Best of all, they were on sale for $99!!
Imagine two of these flanking my bed. I CANNOT wait!
My last and final exciting purchase was a rug on EBTH.com. I lucked out on a local auction and found this 4×6 beauty for the foot of my bed:
I hope she is as beautiful in person. She is a girl, right? Pickup is tomorrow so I sooo look forward to seeing her in place.
So that is it for week 3 of the ORC.
Whats in store for next week?
- Finish touch up paint on trim.
- Have the headboard made and installed.
- Get to work on the custom pillows for my bed, and Rocky’s bed.
Until next week!
*Check out all the other participants on week 3 of the ORC right here.