A.L.M.O.S.T. there--but not quite.
I am converting a funny little leftover space at my Mom's into a dressing room for a five week on-line decorating challenge called the One Room Challenge. It is hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. Every Wednesday twenty invited and sponsored bloggers post progress on their projects. On Thursdays, anyone insane enough to join can link up.
That'd be me--and 170 others.
Catch up on former weeks:
Week 1: Creating a Dressing Room from Chaos
Week 2: Down and Out or is that Out and Down?
Week 3: Coming Out of the Closet, No Wait, that's the Closet Coming Out.
'Week 4: From Dry Walling to Dry Walls
Week 5: The Infrastructure is In!
Ugh. This project just won't go away. I'm done--but it's not.
It's all those tiny little details that you figure won't take long--but always do. In fairness to myself, though, I knew we were a week behind when I posted last week. But I am ever-optimistic. "Too optimistic" say some. (ahem).
Just because what can go wrong will go wrong--especially when you most need it not too.
I bought four lampshades and three light fixtures this week for the vanity. I cried in Ikea. The sheer volume of clothing and shoes my mother owns is utterly overwhelming to me. The three pax units we purchased and assembled are no where near enough--she has three to four times as many clothes as will fit into the dressing room.
There's no room in the room for the bench. It had been going to store her sweats--now she has nowhere to put them.
We haven't figured out her jewellery. She has vetoed every idea I had and I am out of them.
Pictures still need to be hung.
You'll notice that one of them hasn't any content. Another detail.
I didn't pick up any hangers specifically for skirts. I haven't seen her in a skirt in a long time, and I don't have any, personally, so I just didn't think of it. Another detail.
Ditto the wire for the privacy shears.
Chris is re-drilling the holes. I'd originally put them too close to the wall.
The drapes are sewn (yay Mom) and hung--just setting the pleats.
FYI: Planning pleats is hard.
Mom's Big Book of Rembrandt paintings (or maybe it's on Renaissance paintings) has been very useful in this project!
This is part of a mirror building project that due to measuring errors on my part and my husband's determination to make it work for me caused, well, you know one of those bitter, nasty, high volume discussions that couples get into.
So. we're all tired and stressed and it's not over yet....
Soon. Please God, soon.
Please congratulate the other guest participants, here and the invited participants here. Their finished rooms are quite inspiring.
Update: Woohoo! It's done. Come see.
Install drapery wall for privacy and doorway
Cover the bench Not using it.
Reconfigure floor vent --not doing it.
Figure out Jewellery storage/display
Move clothes back in.