Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Do you ever have a week scheduled and you think to yourself ‘If I make it through this, it’ll be a miracle!’ Yeah, that pretty much sums up this week for me.
First off, I need to finish up the final touches on J & A’s master bedroom. This weekend, I found these great lamps at Marshall’s.
Okay…no I haven’t lost my mind. I’m kidding, of course. These little guys are going to get a makeover. I was inspired a few weeks back when I saw this lamp makeover by Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms blog. Check out her before and after!
I also picked up this special buy mirror at Home Depot. It’s pretty big, and was only $30.
The issue with these special buy mirrors is that they weren’t packed very well, and so I couldn’t find one that didn’t have scratches and scuffs.
They must be using the same shipping company that Hobby Lobby uses. Does your Hobby Lobby have that issue? I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything at that store that doesn’t have a scratch or a chip in it.
Anyway, it’s not a big deal. The mirror will be getting a makeover as well.
Well, let me tell ya…they hit the ground running with this makeover! But they had a couple of projects they needed some help with, so I’ll be heading to her house to help Bailey and her mom with these projects. First up, the KLOBO loveseat from Ikea needs a slipcover.
It’ll be in a white cotton duck fabric (no, that doesn’t mean it has pictures of ducks on it). 🙂 Cotton duck is just a heavy cotton. I’ll prewash the fabric so that the finished slipcover will be washable.
Next up, we’ll be making a tall diamond-tufted headboard. We’ll be using a modified process that I think will be easier and faster than the “official” diamond-tufting technique that I used on Gwen’s headboard. And it will also be a completely different shape. I think Bailey’s will look more like this:
Ooohhhh yeah…THAT’S a lot of buttons!!! So I’ll be anxious to see if this modified technique will save time. I’m certain it will, and I’ll share the results with you.
And as if all of that wasn’t enough…. 🙂
I’ll be helping out a client named Gail with her recently-purchased duplex. She has one week to turn one side of the outdated duplex into an updated, inviting home for a possible renter. Yes, one week. One week to address a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and two bathroom. For three days, she’ll have a “work crew” to help her, i.e., family members. After that, she’s on her own, and I’ll step in to help.
So, can I do it all? We’ll see.
Deep cleansing breath…ready…set…go!
P.S. In my SPARE time, I’m also working on a redesign of the entire Addicted 2 Decorating website and blog!! I’m pretty excited about it, and can’t wait to show you. I’m hoping to have it go “live” at the beginning of next month, but we’ll see. Do you know how incredibly time-consuming it is to rebuild an entire website!!?? Thank goodness I have so much spare time on my hands. :~D
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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