Good afternoon my lovely friends I thought I would show how Natalie's bedroom is coming along, which might I add is verrrrryyyy slow!! I've always wanted a 4 poster bed for Natalie but cus she has to have a special bed I've never been able to also she has tracking that runs over the top of her bed attached to the ceiling to hoist her up & out of bed......cus at 18 you can guess she is not the lightest even tho she is small for her age still lol. Anyway I had the idea that I would like a canopy built for her just to come so far out without getting in the way of the hoist & without altering the bed at all.....not that we could alter the bed cus its basically like a posh hospital bed instead of all the metal its wood & has wooden sides so she doesn't fall out. Anyway as you know I found one of them brackety things they have in hospitals to put the tv on well me & hubby have spent the morning attaching the bracket.....what a job that was let me tell ya but it was worth it to know its solid & above all safe & sturdy as a house. Hubby also spent the last few days building a canopy to house the bracket as well as conform to my design pmsl. I thought I would post some piccies now that the canopy is up with the bracket & we have just attached her pink tv & added some cool lighting into the top of the bracket......she loves lights....absolutely adores them lol. There are quite a few pics tho but you will see why.
This is still not finshed its all got to be painted the 2 strips of wood are having shelves fixed to them which hub by is doing now. The top one is to put her Ipod Touch on which she got for crimbo & the bottom one is to put her minature Betty Boops on or her Me To You bear ornaments....I cant decide yet....its hard!!! I've also got to makes drapes to go down the side but we've got her fitted wardrobe on the other side of the room to do & decorate yet. The pink thing you can see is her old wardrobe. Its also not going to be pink & lilac anymore thank goodness cus I really hate it now lol.
The tv I think is gorgeous its 22 inches as the max the bracket will take is 23 inches, its also got freeview & dvd & ports to plug her Ipod into. The bracket is just fantastic it really is I cant wait to see her face when she comes home from school......I'm so excited I actually wish today would go quicker lol. Anyway the bracket is guaranteed for life......it basically means that if in 10 years time the plates at the back of our tv change the company will send out a new fixing plate to accomodate the new style tv.....FREE. No matter what happens to this they will fix it....providing we have abused it obviously. It is fully turnable the tv can turn 360 degrees & the bracket can be moved up down & to each side....it really is fabulous!!!
On Sunday night I was looking for some light fixture to fix to the canopy roof & I found these in Argos. They are LED & have 7 colour changing options....you can also get them in white. We attached reflective card to the top to refect the light downwards....once the drapes are up & its all finished you wont be able to see the light strips just the glow. The one above is showing blue.
It is hard to show in the daylight it is better at night we had the lights fitted last night & Natalie loved them she really did. We had them on a sequence so that each light fades out & the next coloures fades in....does that make sense lol.
This is to show you what the top of the canopy looks like, the metal bar type thing in front is the tracking for the hoist to slide along as it goes right along into the bathroom as her bedroom as an en-suite...gosh I could do with one of them living with this many males lol. I am so proud of hubby he has done a fabulous job & I know that Natalie already loves it & she hasnt even seen the bracket & tv so she is just gonna be over the moon tonight.
Well thats it I just thought I would show how the bedroom is going I've got to now find some material for her drapes & curatins at the window.....I havnt even got the wardrobes stuff yet or the wallpaper....I'm erm being rather fussy lol.......well to me she deserves it to be perfect.
Please come back later cus I have a special post that will need everyones help......so please come back peeps. Thankyou for stopping by tatty bye for now peeps.