Hola chickadees.....here we are with another week of the One Room Challenge! Is it going fast enough for you?
If for some unexplained reason this is your first time here we are a crazy group of 20 designers/bloggers who volunteered to makeover one room in 6 short weeks.
I know.....we are drinking the "kool aid" filled with a drug that makes you think you can fly and leap over tall buildings.
Naive....maybe.....but Linda now has us standing in line begging to do it:)
The first thing that happened this week was to fire my decorator. She could not make a decision and I really got tired of her wishy washy attitude. Isn't she supposed to be a professional?
Then things came to a major stand still so I begged her to come back and she held me ransom with some crazy notion of taking the word budget out of the equation.
I caved and did something completely out of character which you will find out about next week.
Deadlines will do that to you.
We did have some progress though despite all the employee problems.
The rug was delivered.
And....these acrylic 1970's bases. I know it's kind of ca... ra.... zy. If you remember when I started I said "I am not going to reinvent the wheel here"....but I think reinvention has occurred.
I blame it on my cohorts Ally, Kathy and Angela during some flea market shopping. We came around the corner and boom there they were. I stared at all of them and said "back off little girls....they're mine:)
The upside is I think it made it easier to sell my DR table!
If you remember I wanted a new top because it was just too big for the space. Here is how I figured out what size I needed.
I made a templet out of core board taped together. This really helped and I actually added 6" to the length.
They delivered the table polished the first time.
Back it went to be honed.
Here is where we are today.
It was after this I had the fight with my designer....something just wasn't falling into place.
I was not feeling the chairs. I know....crap. They felt heavy with the table. I thought about using another set I had....the ones I had let my nephew use for a while.
They were cream and I painted them black.
If you look closely they have rush seats. My thought is to paint them white and maybe add just a little gold edging.
Then I had another thought which is where the budget. fell. apart. but you will have to wait until next week or possibly the reveal to find out.
Newsflash.....do I second guess my decisions at times? Yes. Even with clients I have been known to change things up.....I think it is just the nature of the beast. Don't sweat it though.
It's just design.....we are not curing cancer here:)
Grab a cup of coffee and make the rounds for all of the other updates! You won't be sorry.
8:42 am. Late today.