Well, after rigging up a crazy, scrapbooking paper template/guide to install each piece, we finally got them all settled in on our master bedroom built-in, and we're lovin' 'em!
PS: Drilling into cabinets or furniture to make room for new hardware always makes me have a mini heart attack. Ahhhh! Anyone else?
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with our DVD player and dish receiver. I think I've got a good idea of building a sort of upside down u-shaped platform the TV can sit up on, and then I'll just put all of the box stuff under it. Then I'll have two baskets or metal bins underneath, in this open spot for extra storage, and also to hide any cords.
I really like how these straight, simple handles compliment the hardware that we already had going on in the bathroom. I think it looks really nice and helps the space to flow, especially since it's so small and compact.
And lastly... dun-dah-dah-dauuun! Our footboard finally arrived, and we la-la-LOVE it!
I had to laugh at a bunch of the comments we got on our last post, where we just revealed our striped headboard.
Some of my favorites were:"Woah! Now that's a statement bed!"
"Hello stripes! yowzers.""Did you think it was going to turn out so bold?"
"Are you worried about this staying in style for the long-haul?"
To answer your questions:
"YOU KNOW IT!"
"He-lloooo gorgeous, ow-ow!"
"We didn't think... we KNEW!""Not one bit! Stripes are classic, and gray is a neutral (in our book anyhow)."
I have to be honest and say that something we DIDN'T foresee being a problem, is the fact that our not-so-awesome, worn-down, 9 year old mattress and boxspring combo would be really low and way too shallow for the beds overall look. grrr.
When we set up the whole bed, side rails and all, and finally placed everything on top of the supporting slats, our bed height shrunk down about 5 inches because we no longer had our bed frame on those raised platform thinga-ma-bobs.
Why is this a problem? Well, check out our nightstands now, compared to our mattress. It just looks... and feels weird. I went and measured my friends brand new boxspring and mattress, and sure enough, hers is a whopping 6 inches taller than ours!!! ***siiigh***
I think I know what Cason and I are getting for Christmas this year. ha!