Friday, June 18, 2010

Update on the Paris project

Last weekend we began to do some of the work in Kylie's new room. So far it's looking pretty good and she is very happy with it. I am having a slight problem though. You see the child has a definite sense of how she wants things done. One thing she definitely did not want was a lot of black and hot pink which if you've ever looked for Paris themed decor well, you know it's not easy finding things that aren't black or hot pink. I finally tracked down some bedding by Bombay kids from their Gigi line. It does have some hot pink to it, but mostly it is on the sheets.
 
Bombay kids went out of business about two years ago so this was not easy. Definitely not easy if you are looking for full size bedding. Luckily I found someone selling some about an hour and a half away from here. So husband and I loaded the kids up and made a little trip and bought the bedding. It looks great, but unfortunately the person I bought it from could not find the bedskirt that came with it so she substituted and it with another one. It's okay, but not great. Also, only one sham. Yeah, I know I'm being picky, but that's just how I am. Anyway as I was talking to the lady she was telling me that she had just sold the matching Eiffel Tower wall decoration a week prior. 
 I have been looking everywhere for this thing and it just made me sick to realize that I had missed out on it. Then last night I found one on ebay. It had a very good buy it now price with the best offer option. Did I snatch it up? No. I put in a best offer on it. All night long I tossed and turned thinking 'why did I do that? someone else is going to buy it while I wait for the seller to make up their mind.' And that folks is exactly what happened. I had just made up my mind to forget the best offer and go buy it and when I logged onto ebay I saw the dreaded words. Auction ended. I am ashamed to say that yes I did cry. A lot. And maybe, quite possibly several some bad words may have flown out of my mouth. I know, I know, go ahead and judge me. So anyway, we are almost done I've still got a few nit picky things to do and then I am going to post pictures of the new room. Without the pretty pink Eiffel tower. Darn it.

8 comments:

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Oh I would have cried too! A few cuss words would have made me feel better also. I felt your pain. I do the same thing and rethink it and rethink it and when I go back to the store its gone. If its any consolation, I bet you'd be able to create something very similar with paint. Even with a feel of the 3 D. Not the same but who knows you may like it better, or it could be much bigger!
You're a good mom...this I know for sure.
Dana

The Planet Pink said...

OH, that's a bummer. Seriously. Keep hunting. Have you looked at Hobby Lobby?

greygillfish said...

I know how frustrating this can be...it has happened to me SO many times, but I always try to tell myself that there will be another find, and there always IS. Just keep looking. If you found two, you will find another one. :) I can't wait to see the room. It looks like it is going to be so cute! What a lucky girl!

Like Planet Pink said, have you tried Hobby Lobby or TJ MAXX? Both stores have some really cute Paris wall decor. I just purchased some decor at Hobby Lobby for Drama Queens room (mowineplease).

Lana said...

I'm glad you guys 'get it' lol. My husband just looked at me like I grew an extra head or something. I'm sure you can't tell by the picture, but this particular Eiffel tower is made of resin and is approximately six feet tall so the chances of me finding anything similar are pretty remote. Also, from what I understand when Bombay kids was in business they only had stores in five or six states and naturally mine wasn't one of them. I did look in Hobby lobby and they had a few things (I think they're getting tired of seeing my face there, lol). I'm hoping to save TJ Maxx for one day when I don't have the kids with me. For some odd, crazy reason they completely despise that store. I think they get that trait from their father.

April Martin said...

I have this eiffel tower from Bombay Kids, do you still want one? 402-578-5051

April Martin said...

I have this eiffel tower from Bombay Kids, do you still want one? 402-578-5051

April Martin said...

I have this eiffel tower that you wanted from Bombay Kids. Its at my store in Nebraska called Midwest Pickers. Call me if you still want one. 402-578-5051

Lana said...

Hi April, I appreciate the offer, but I am about to start chemo and do not have the energy or funds to decorate with right now.