If you want to start from Week One (and watch the process of a woman losing her mind), click on these:
Speaking of Linda over at Calling It Home, who graciously hosts the bi-annual 6-week ORC, I wonder if she offers complimentary marriage counseling after it’s all over?? Because I’m certainly going to need some! Now my husband is a wonderful man and a phenomenal dad, but he’ll be the first to tell you that patience is not his strong suit. 🙂
Anna’s room is in shambles and so is the hallway outside of her room. 90% of her belongings are still on the floor in our room. And then you head downstairs….the living room is holding a large rug delivery that needs to head up to her room, the dining room table is covered in ribbon, trim, curtains, rods and bedding, and the family room is covered in large pieces of furniture in different stages of painting (I didn’t want to risk her beautiful glossy white vanity getting pollen, bugs or woodland creatures stuck to it.) The only spotless rooms are the kitchen (like I have time to cook!) and the bathroom (like I have time to shower!). But we do have progress and hopefully I have more pretty pictures to show you next week.
For now all I’ve got is an idea (meaning it has not been executed…so don’t hold me to it) for artwork in the room. I had lots of options and ideas and started showing them to my client. All of my options went down something like this: “Nope, no, definitely NO, hate it, eewwww, you call that art, that’s stupid, no and not gonna happen”. Then my darling 13-year old tells me she hates art!!!???? WT_ (I’m not going there…she might read this). But seriously, who hates all kinds of art???
She did say recently that she likes Grey Malin’s beach photography (I’m obsessed with his work!! Seriously LOVE!) Well, I can’t swing that for her room right now, but that did get me thinking about photography… We love to travel and Anna especially loves theme parks and our beloved Jersey shore and boardwalk. So I’ve come up with the below plan and I don’t think I’m even going to run it by her (this is no longer a democracy…we have two freakin weeks left!!!!).
Left to right, top to btm: Seaside Heights, NJ, Lake Tahoe, NV, NYC, Virgin Islands, NYC, Anna’s hands (BTW, Taylor Swift does this), Seaside again, Yosemite National Park, CA, Seaside Park, NJ, Sligo, Ireland and Killington, VT.
Now I better go finish painting so we can get our house back. I can’t wait to sit down with a glass of wine tonight and check out everyone else’s progress!!!
Happy Friday and thanks for checking in! – kate