Progress on the bedroom has stalled. Here’s how the universe and I have been communicating lately. Universe: “Oh, after all that reflection, polling readers, and endless internal debate you’ve decided what you really want? Well guess what? It’s out-of-stock! Indefinitely. Bwahahaha.” Ah well. Of all things that can be communicated to me by the universe, this I can handle :] Here’s a little run down of my lack of progress:
Curtains: After you all so generously offered your opinions on my Pick Your Panel post, I hopped online to order the overwhelming favorite, the trellis curtains. Only I got an error message (when does that ever happen?). So I checked on the ikat option and it was sold out (which is different than out-of-stock because these were on clearance). Anak was tugging at me as we were on our way out so I ditched the attempt. While at the mall (I go to the mall maybe twice a year) Anak led us to a play area next to JCPenny, where three of the four curtain options I selected were from. The curtains just happened to be on display so I popped in and boy were those curtains disappointing! Nothing like in the pictures! Their definition of “sheer” is my definition of “cheap.” Universe, you did me a favor on that one! Outcome: Total curtain cold feet.
Rug: I’m still pining over this Tuscan Moroccan Ivory Shag number that slips in and out of being back ordered, then out-of-stock, then completely removed from the website, then back to being back ordered. After all these months of waiting, I’m ready to pull the plug and move on. Outcome: I’m waiting to see if a 75% off coupon comes out for President’s Day. If it does, that’s my go signal! If it doesn’t…
I just found this Plymouth Moderne Ikat rug on clearance:I can sorta picture it here…See where I’m going with this? I Photoshopped it in darker because the reviews mentioned the colors are much darker than online.
Plug-In Wall Sconces: After months (actually pretty sure I’ve crossed the one year threshold) of scouring Craigslist, thrift stores, Ebay, anywhere there’s a bargain, I’m waving the white flag and buying first hand. I found a pair that The Hubs and I agree on only they’re out-of-stock. Outcome: Patiently stalking my prey.
Overall, I’m feeling a bit discouraged. I’m trying to tell myself it’s an opportunity to go back to the drawing board, regroup and reassess. And I’m trying to scrounge up smaller projects around the bedroom to help get the momentum started again.
What do you do when you hit decorating road bumps?