And We're Off... barely
Well, our master bedroom revamp is starting off with a whimper. This wallpaper is hanging on tooth and nail.
This is mostly my husband's project (my phase one project is painting the trim... oh yes and creating mood boards). This is the last of the wallpaper to go, so we can breath a sigh of relief once it's gone. Don't know how many weekends from now that will be, though. It's been scored with one of these, soaked with hot water and Chomp, peeled, soaked (again) and peeled (again). That first layer of paper (the patterned layer vs. the backing) is very stubborn.
We haven't gotten much farther than what you see above.
So now, I have enough fabric for three Roman shades and most likely a little left over for some pillows, or maybe even a headboard. My mood board has a white headboard, but I think as long as the fabrics match or suit each other, it won't look too busy if I cover it with a pattern.
There's a little peek of the rug. It was the first thing I bought when we moved here last year. I thought it would stay in the living room, but turns out it looked way too small in there.similar mirror in my mood board! How's that for a bargain?
here and here and found out that Turner Mfg. Co. was a producer of mid-century "dime store" wall accessories. The accessories were mass-produced and are not worth much, so I won't be heading to Antiques Roadshow with this bad boy, but that's OK. At least I won't feel guilty if I decide to paint it.
I'd already nailed in the back panel before I stood up the dresser and noticed my mistake. I would've likely ripped it all up getting the nails out to take the thing apart. Not to mention, I didn't feel like wasting three plus hours of my life taking apart and putting this thing back together.
So, I'm going to buy some iron on banding like this and stain it ebony with leftover Minwax. Then I will never, ever buy another put-it-together-yourself piece of furniture again.
Unless it's from Ikea. Ikea knows how to keep it simple.