One Room Challenge - Week 5: Lessons I Learned and Why Coffee is my Best Friend
Should I tell you all the great things happening in the space? Or should I tell you about a couple of little setbacks? My husband always says to me, Do you want the good news or bad news first? Of course I reply: No bad news, all good please!! I'm going to start with the good:
The floors are painted! Hooray!
We hung the pendant in the space where the old 80's (some say retro) light fixture resided.
The previous low bookshelves that I put all my Fabric samples on got a major face lift! It went from drab gray to a really amazing green.
So there is the good!!! Now for the frustrating not so good. I opened up my light fixtures and found that there were only 3, when there should be 4. The lesson to this story is: Always open up all boxes to inspect, so in this case it can be rectified immediately. I waited until yesterday...I know better! I do it for clients, but thought all was good for me. I called Lampsplus and they helped me immediately. Fingers crossed it will get here before the big reveal! I also ordered a pillow from Etsy that was to be an emerald green velvet(it actually came from Ireland!)....well since there are no samples it came and wasn't quite the right green. I may still use it. The swing arm lamps weren't the right gold, they were more of a brass..
So what's left? Inspiration Boards - I have an idea to use some foam insulation as the base....stay tuned.
Hanging of the Lights - With any luck, I will have 4!
Clear coat of the floor
Daybed area.....still working on that plan.
Paint the large bookcase backs with the green.
Drink large amounts of coffee...better yet, IV stat!!
Follow along with the other One Room Challenge Participants! We are closing in on this challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing the Final Reveals!! (Including my own...)