One Crazy Busy Week Ahead!!

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.

Aren’t those great?! And don’t they look great with the bedside tables?

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!

Amazing, huh? So I’ll be doing something similar.

I also picked up this special buy mirror at Home Depot. It’s pretty big, and was only $30.

Not bad for $30, huh? (Okay, on a side note, please, please don’t turn me in to the What Not To Wear people. I promise…these are only my painting clothes.) 🙂

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.

Then on Wednesday, I’ll be heading a little (very little) south for the day. Remember the Virtual Room (re)Design I recently did for Bailey’s bedroom?

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.

This will be a budget remodel. No ripping out kitchen cabinets and replacing, but the changes that WILL be made will make a huge difference.

So, can I do it all? We’ll see.

Deep cleansing breath…ready…setgo!

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

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  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    August 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Kristi, I'm so excited to see what you'll do with the Klobo cover. I have one and it has been driving me crazy since the unfortunate formula stain on mine just won't come off.

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    August 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    WHEW!! I need to rest just hearing about your upcoming week! Glad we get to have your expertise at our disposal for a day of it, though 🙂 Bailey's room is coming along VERY nicely. Can't wait to get it complete and get some pics up here!

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    August 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    You CAN do it all I know you can… Sleeping, now that is a different story. Can't wait to see all the after shots.

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    August 17, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Yep…I had that week LAST week. You're doing better than did! At least you got a post out! Sounds like a fun week with lots of opportunities for happy clients! Do your best and get some rest along the way.

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    August 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Can't wait to see the change in the duplex, I know it will be amazing!

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    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Can't wait to see the change in the duplex, I know it will be amazing!