Friday, November 9, 2012

INSPIRATION SHOWHOUSE





OK....before I get to the reason for this post I have a tiny little rant.  

I am working on a bedroom with a smallish budget.  

AND of course I want it to look great.....duh.

I had a thought that I would go to a local mall maybe about 25 minutes away where there is a JC Penny, Sears, and Kohls.  Even though we are doing custom pillows.....I am going to save money but doing ready made bedding [coverlet, duvet, and bedskirt].

I have seen all these great commercials about how JCP has stepped up their game.  Well I am here to proclaim that their "game" must have been worse than poop cause to me it was at poop level.

All three stores were a complete bust and worse than that ....the prices were so much higher than what you can find at Target.  

I looked at the Kardashian Collection [Sears I think].  

Holy mother of shiny polyester.  The kind that melts.

Should I go on......you could use the comforter as a slip and slide.

And you would not need water.

Waste of time and lesson learned.  White cotton everything guys.
  
Target....you rock.

I told you guys about participating in the Showhouse.  After reading all of the sweet comments I was walking around like Muhammad Ali shouting "I am the greatest".....

Nah...but you sure can make a gal feel good.

You saw the black and white drawings....and now you will see how Joan transformed those into our vision for the room.

Just to review.....
Before
 
After
Whoa huh!  

Before

After

Holy fart.
Yeah....I know.  Is she awesome or what?

Fabrics.....

Presentation.

I can only pray to the Design God's that Lori and I can pull this off.

Went to look at some gorgeous wood floors that Castle Painting and Renovation might donate.  Remember they are the wonderful peeps that provided the painting for my shelter room.  Dang it..... people can be so nice.

That's it for now.....but we will keep you posted.

Off to Scott's today!

Rock and Roll Weekend.......Shaboobalishious





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21 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Holy fart, Batman! Wow, love the drawings. Going to look great. Enjoy Scott's. I am broke after buying that vaisselier.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Holy fart....now that is a new one I have to remember! the drawing is amazing and the presentation. Hope you get it!

My Interior Life said...

That is going to be one beautiful room - wish I could do such lovely renderings! And thanks for the heads up on JCP, Sears, etc. Target is a rockstar in my book. I've even bought several clothing items at Tarjay lately that I love.

charmaine said...

You are too funny. Slip and slide. Lol.
The presentation is amazing! Have a great weekend!

An Urban Cottage said...

Love the butchy room. Great drawings.

So funny about the Kardashian shit.

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Stunning design, and the presentation is the BOMB! Congratulations again to this great design duo.

Susie said...

I loved reading your post...so funny. You just proved that having money doesn't mean you have taste(Kardashians). Smiles to you, Susie

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

And....I bet all that bedding was "Sets"!!! I hate bedding "sets"! Worse they aren't that inexpensive!!!
Show House...it's rocking...Ha!

AntiqueChase said...

Slip and slide bedding....hummm.... so funny!

Karen said...

Hilarious and I agree with every word re Sears, JCP and Kohls...wasteland poly-oil slick.

Gonna be a gorgeous room! The drawings are ridiculously awesome.

PURA VIDA said...

When I'm homeless after my house renovation budget does me in...I'm living at Target

Kat said...

I SO enjoyed this post and your review of JCP:) Had to read it to my husband cause I was literally laughing out loud. Too funny, girl.

Marianne said...

The slip and slide comment has me rolling! Love the presentation!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Kiss Scotts for me. Can't wait to go back there someday.

The enchanted home said...

Looooove it! The drawings are so beautiful! The presentation is spectacular!!

Raina Cox said...

WOW. I wish I could render like that.

Why don't you run some copies up (or make note cards) and sell them to benefit the show house?

Happy weekend, Gorgeous!

designchic said...

What gorgeous drawings - can hardly wait to see it come to life!! Have a great weekend ~

Carla Aston said...

Love the drawings! Target is the best. The rest are a waste of time. Yep.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Those drawings have to be framed! Yes, I heard too the JCP stepped up their game. Such a drag to hear NOT. Home Goods usually has white comforters and last year's R. Lauren. And thank goodness for Target.

Lisa Mende Design said...

Beautiful drawings can't wait to see them come to life! Rock it!

Jessie said...

Love the gorgeous drawings! Looking forward to see the afters!

Jessie
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