Is it finished?
But it's just done enough for her to live in. We finally put up her curtains last night. Zuddy put up the curtain rods with much teeth gnashing and swearing. Poor guy.
Here's what we still need to do:
full size bed
paint head and foot board (silver is the plan, but I think gold may be an option)
finish closet (it needs four more shelves and maybe a light)
But? It's looking a lot better than where we started:
|Closet:Not Quite After|
We are having a couple of issues with the lighting. Mainly that I can't seem to get exactly what I want for a decent price.
The IKEA fixtures we liked don't put out enough light:
so we are scrapping that idea.
I want to make my own drum shade pendant, but I need to find something like this:
It's called a "Do It Yourself Shade Pendant Hardware Kit" from Shades of Light. It's perfect....except just this little kit is $50! I know this sucker doesn't need to cost $50, so I'm trying to find it for less, except I can't! The thing that makes this little fixture perfect is that little knob on the bottom....it's for attatching an acrylic diffuser so the lighbulbs are concealed:
This is $35. I just think that's nuts, too. There's no way this thing needs to cost this much.
Then we will need to get a cute canopy and down rod:
Go to the blog Dittle Dattle for some amazing tutorials...that's where I found a way to make these pendants, but unfortunately, I can't get the amount of light or a diffuser using her tutorial. But I can use the pieces of this pendant kit to gussy up my fixture!
Anyway....we chose some fun fabrics possibilities to cover the drum shade:
I found these at fabric.com.