You want the bad news or the good news first?
Like most people, I always pick the bad news first. Despite the best intentions and the highest levels of planning and execution, some things always go unplanned, especially during projects with 6-week timelines! Here’s an update on what’s gone well, and not so well as of Week No. 3 of the One Room Challenge.
I found out last week that the bookshelf I ordered can’t be shipped to Canada! Noooo—it was the only one I found that fits perfectly the measurements of the little enclave beside my desk AND trust me, I searched a lot! I spotted it last summer at the Serena & Lily Beach Shop in Wainscott—it’s so gorgeous in person. Will I get it shipped to my niece’s place in Plattsburgh and rent a U-Haul to drive it across the border? Maybe… I love it that much. Still, dealing with customs officers and border fees is such a pain. Argh. Decisions.
Speaking of border issues, the samples for my roman shades were super delayed at the Canadian border… I worked with Loom to create the most GORGEOUS custom linen roman shades, but I have to stop stressing and trust that they’ll get here in time to install before the reveal. Eeek.
I also already purchased and returned some dining chairs. I’m ordering the same ones in a different finish, because the lighter natural finish just didn’t gel with the rest of the space. Thankfully I found the same wishbone chairs in the perfect color on Wayfair.
In more positive news: look at all I’ve crossed off my list! The bar stools have arrived and are assembled (love ‘em). The same goes for the new dining table (obsessed), the new desk (winning) and this stunning floor lamp (I loved the Aerin lamp but this one was half the price—you can’t argue with a good deal)!
I received a stunning lamp from Schoolhouse Electric—my favorite piece so far! The two-tone makes it look like a buoy and reminds me of the ocean, which fills me with joy. Doesn’t take much folks. We will get there!
THE TO-DO LIST
Replace existing desk and find new desk chair
Order new bookshelf and
sell the old one on Craigslist
Choose art for wall behind the desk
Assemble new counter stools
Hang mirror above dresser
Assemble new dining table and order new dining chairs
Replace the existing 9 x 12 rug with an 8 x 10 option
Install roman shades on all windows
Hang picture ledge and display art
Replace coffee table (maybe?)
Assemble floor lamp
Find a task lamp for the desk
Replace pillows and throws on the sofa
Accessorize and style
FOLLOW THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
Jana Bek | Autumn Clemons | Coco+Kelley | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Greige Design | Hi Sugarplum | I Heart Organizing | Jenna Sue Design | Stephanie Kraus | The Pursuit of Style | Julia Ryan | Simple Details | Simply Grove | 6th Street Design | Jill Sorensen | Swoon Worthy | Waiting on Martha | Kimberly Schlegel Whitman | Trademarked by Calling it Home.
A huge thank you to Loom Decor, West Elm, AllModern, Wayfair and Schoolhouse Electric!
Images via @SavvyHome’s Instagram.