This is the next post in my Makeover In a Month Series.
The one where I’m joining my friends Leslie and Marion and Melissa to makeover an entire room in just 30 days.
You can see all my plans and where I’m going and what I hope to accomplish with this space here.
Here’s the thing. You might not know this? But you all are my accountability partners.
The ones who keep me going.
The ones who keep me on track.
The ones who keep me keeping on.
I once read a needlepointed pillow that said, “There’s no inspiration like a deadline.”
Truer words were never spoken.
And my deadline?
It’s breathing down my neck.
So let’s see what I’ve been up to in this space this week.
In my original makeover post, I showed you this hardware.
I cannot sing its praises enough.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. When you see a space that you truly love, look at the details. Most of the time it’s all the little details and little things in a room that add up to an incredible space.
Like this french door hardware.
These door bolts look like they stepped off the pages of a French historical romance.
They are 24″ long and the perfect brass color with all the architectural detail. They go on the side of each of the doors and the hardware slides into place to keep the door bolted.
I bought one for each door.
I bought these 8″ footer sliding bolts to go at the bottom.
Now just between us.
They are a little mcpricey.
I have had them on my wish list SINCE WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE.
I saw them on a house tour and knew they’d be perfect and I finally decided to splurge.
And I’m SO HAPPY I did.
I need to shop at yard sales for the rest of the room, but these bolts make the door so beautiful, I’m happy to do it.
Here are the doors and new light fixture on this side of the room.
Just look at that hardware on the doors.
I need to get new door hardware now, I just have the plain door handle from Lowe’s.
But my budget is pacing itself.
Here’s a close-up of the hardware on the top of the door.
The brass color is pretty true to this picture.
You just grab the handle on the bottom and slide them up and down into the brass plate at the top.
And here’s a close-up of the door bolts at the bottom.
They are a reverse of the top.
You just slide them up to unlock the bottom of the door.
And here’s the new chandelier for the space.
So many of you sent me e-mails asking me where I got it.
Lamps Plus actually sent it to me last year and we just hadn’t gotten around to hanging it.
(See what I mean about accountability).
In sad news, in the time it took me to hang this up and show it to you?
It’s out of stock now.
But no worries.
I found two other chandeliers that are similar.
Like this one.
And this one.
I love how it picks up the brass accents on the door and the brass frames on the wall.
It has a dimmer switch so I can adjust the lighting in the space.
This is where the table with the faux finish is going and where we play cards and work on puzzles.
We needed additional task lighting for this part of the room and this is perfect.
Here’s just a hint of some of the accessories I’ve been adding to the room.
And next week?
I’m going to show you the table.
The faux finish only needs one more layer and it’s DONE.
I’m so thankful for YOU.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Thank you for following along as I decorate.
But most of all?
Thank you for being my friend.
I adore you.
You’ve got a friend in me.
Always and forever. 🙂
PS Be sure and stop by my friends Leslie and Marion and Melissa to see their progress on making over an entire room in just 30 days.
PPS Who is all about brass right now? I used to be only about silver finishes, but brass has my heart.
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