The first time I checked out Vintage Hardware Manila we went all the way to their office in old Makati. And it was a trek, indeed, from our place. This time around, for the hardware, I did everything online/via email and I could not be any happier with VHManila’s service! So prompt, and efficient. Any delay to actually getting and installing the hardware was all entirely on me – took me a while to pick out what I wanted, and to finally have them installed. But the whole ordering and delivery process was just a breeze!
Here they are, above, finally installed in the ante-room. Part of delay was my waiting for the H to put them up, but he’s been so busy lately. I finally got around to asking one of the carpenters who were still working at our utility area renovations to do it. This is practice. I want a similar look for our kitchen cabinets someday when we redo our kitchen.
I know they seem a bit bulky, but they have no sharp edges or corners so I don’t have to worry about little boys bumping into them. In person, I love that they’re so substantial looking and the black plays off the clean whiteness of the doors/closets, so overall, I’m happy and ready to move on to the last few things we still need to finish up the master bedroom.
One major road block has been getting the window repaired. It’s been raining hard a lot recently, and it’s gotten me antsy. Our contractor keeps saying they have the materials, but no matter how many times I’ve followed up, they still haven’t tackled that window, for reasons unknown. I’ve tried calling a third party contractor, but the one I found got back to me saying their welder hasn’t shown up. I am back to square one.
Apart from getting the window repaired, I still have 2 more things in the 1st Priority portion of my master bedroom checklist – cleaning supplies, and stool or step stool. Re: cleaning supplies, I’m also encountering some stumbling blocks – I’ve been to 3 Muji branches (and I believe there are now only 4 branches in the Philippines) – and the mop head is out of stock. I’m still saving for my Dyson cordless vacuum, so I don’t think I’ll be able to check that off for a while. As for the step stool, I have my eye set on an, er, rather expensive one, but I really need a step stool badly so I’m going to settle for a placeholder – something from Furniture Source; I intend to give it to Laz afterwards (once I get around to buying/building the display case for his gundam models). I figured step stools, inexpensive or otherwise, I’ll always find a use for at home.
So that’s where I am right now, with the master bedroom checklist. While I save for my vacuum/step stool/etc. and try to find a welder, I’m going to tackle some other mini projects at home – like finishing up my paper and linen organization, and completing other tasks for the utility room renovations.