Whoops. Don't you have when that happens?
We changed the coffee table, the curtains, and the paint color all in about 24 hours.
First, we had attempted modifying our coffee table into an ottoman several times but kept failing. The way the coffee table was built was making it very difficult to cut the top off and attach the ottoman top we made. We then started thinking that it'd be nice to have a straight up storage ottoman instead of an ottoman coffee table with baskets underneath.
When we added up what we'd already spent on time and supplies, plus what we were going to have to spend (new baskets, new paint, etc...) we decided that it would probably be more affordable to just go get a damn storage ottoman and be done with it.
We scored this awesome storage ottoman with nail head trim in gray leatherette at T.J. Maxx for $175. Yeah, really expensive for us, but we had some tax money left and it was originally $210 (the side is warped so we talked them down) Plus, Seamus thinks it's cool, so that makes it worth the money, right?
Oh, I also had to buy that Owl while I was at home goods. HE WAS MERMAID SONG. ...He had to come home with me. And he makes a nice tall friend for the lamp. We were also able to put our free bar tray (which we got in November, when we started to talk about getting one...jeeze we were slow to pull the trigger on this one...) on the new ottoman.
The walls got about four coats of snowfall by Behr (yeah, that was a long night) which I guess is a fancy way of saying WHITE. I do not typically like white walls but you guys were adamant that we needed to give it a shot in here.
And, while I'm not ready to say "you were right" since I am getting used to it, it does make the colors more true and less competitive. I'm withholding judgement until I get used to it.
We did leave the fireplace wall Seal.
We also scored some shower curtains. Yep, shower curtains. I had a $10+15% off coupon for World Market for my birthday, and as we were walking through these shower curtains jumped off the wall at us. When we went back to see if they made them as actual curtains, the curtain versions were brown instead of gray. So, we grabbed the shower curtains. Yes, shower curtains are about 14 inches shorter than regular curtains, but if you all remember, we hemmed about that much off of the striped curtains so they wouldn't bunch behind the sectional. We thought, what the hell, let's give them a shot. We can just cut them down the middle and turn them into panels so we only needed two instead of four (we have yet to do this though while we're reserving judgement so if we change out mind we can return them).
To hang them up, we used "utility hooks" from wal-mart which are about $1 for a pack of 12. They're kind of like the circle rings with the clips that everyone uses, but they need holes to go into- perfect for a shower curtain.
That makes these about $10 a panel (if that). So we're happy that they have white, mermaid song and seal in them, so they pull together all of the prominent colors in the room (if only they had yellow on them somewhere!)
We haven't changed the side table yet, but we are on the hunt.
And my clock still makes me happy.
So that is where we are! What do you guys think now? Did we just go from one cluterfuck to another?