I've been making progress on my great Anthropology inspired bedroom do-over! I don't know about you but the whole Anthro design aesthetic makes me happy. I love the mix of rustic, artsy, glamour. This picture really sums up the look I'm going for.
The chandelier and the ottoman play with the rustic walls so nicely!
I've been wanting to try planks somewhere and yesterday (my day off) I hit the road to scope out my options....
First it was Lowes, then Home Depot, then the lumber yard.
My top priority was affordability. I really wanted to try these Hardi planks as done by Lauren Leonard interiors.
I went everywhere looking for them and could only find them at a local lumber yard. Problem was they had the words Hardi embedded in them all along the plank as nailing lines. They couldn't even be cut off. Maybe she had them installed on the reverse side.
Anyway, I couldn't wrap my head around the Hardi plank dilemma so back I went to Home Depot!
I ended up getting these tongue in groove five and a half inch planks. I'm only doing the one section for now and plan on painting the whole thing off white including the other walls. This 8' X 5.5' section cost $100 including the nails. I left a spot at the top for trim moulding. If I end up wrapping around the other walls I'd just do it to the trim height and carry that top trim all the way around.
So here's where we left it last night. Holes filled and primed! I can't wait to get the table back in with a cute little skirt. I'm going to hide all my make-up, hair dryer, etc under the skirt.
I alway thought I'd put some kind of drapery in this opening but I came across this picture and really love the architectural interest it would add.
Oh well, off to my day job, no more dreaming today!