i am standing in the kitchen typing as i wait for my french pressed coffee to brew in an attempt to get this post done by 9 a.m. (we are still on spring break and today is ratatouille day. my son has wanted to make ratatouille just like in the movie. he's talked about it for a year now, and i suppose the time has come. a movie and food fest if you will). we are doing a "staycation" this year, head on over to my instagram to follow along for some of our ventures this week.
just 5 minutes ago, my doorbell rang, and i looked out my window to see the fed ex guy running, yes running, back to his truck...goodness have we lost all forms of interpersonal communication in this crazy/busy world? i look down and there was the most anticipated orc item laying at my doorstep!!! no surprise that it's zebra in some way, shape or form.
hard to believe it's week three of the one room challenge. click the links below to view weekly plans and progress:
the plans are coming together nicely, with a couple of exceptions. my daughter (teen) does not want her harry potter posted changed in any way...ugh! what to do now? i've tried negotiating with her to let me cut it into 4 panels, mocking chinoiserie panels, and then mounting or gluing them onto 4 rectangular canvas boards...not gonna fly. another idea she didn't agree on, placing the poster onto cork and then embellishing it...nope again. back to ground zero here.
progress here though...i painted a blackboard wall this week...not part of my original design, but my client/daughter requested it. our old house had a blackboard wall in the dining area, the kids loved to draw on it, and i guess it's sort of stuck in their happy memory place.
the alternative scalamandré fabric will arrive tomorrow. i opted for a less costly fabric as a. it's for a teen room and b. the repeat on the scalamandré was too wide to do a skirt for a small desk chair and throw pillows.
and, i found this groovy accent table at my fav resale/vintage shop (doing happy dances here)!
looking forward to getting back into full swing next week. in the meantime, check out what all the other talented designers are doing this week here (or click the logo above). much love, dana