Please excuse my complete lack of productivity lately. Zoe has decided that she hates naps (and sleeping at night) and only takes tiny catnaps lately. That means by the time I get caught up on emails she wakes right back up. Damnit. Those babies
So frustrating. But so damn cute 🙂
Anyway, back to trying to be productive.
I’m making a statement: it’s my goal to get the bedroom done by the end of the year. There. I said it.
Really I think this is entirely possible. With the exception of the bed. We’ve been really busy lately – Chris had jury duty for 5 days (booooo), we’ve had a ton of handyman jobs, Chris has a little bit of a cold/sore throat thing, although baseball season is done 2 new jobs jumped on my plate, and Zoe’s not sleeping. So the last 2 or so weeks have definitely been lacking in terms of the house productivity department. But I’m hoping to finally jump on things and check some shit off. And it always helps to have a goal 🙂 Here’s what needs to get done:
1. Finish the bed. Duh
Things are looking very pretty. But they’ve stalled at the moment. Maybe this weekend we’ll start back at it again.
2. Make the headboard
No productivity there since I talked about the plan, but the fabric samples came on Saturday, which is always exciting. These 3 samples were immediately out
So it was between these two (Chris’ favorite on the left, mine on the right)
I really liked the geometric print, but I also knew there was a chance I might get sick of a print, and I really don’t like going with chance-y things on items that are more permanent (who wants to re-upholster a headboard 4 years later?) Plus, I was still scared about using a geometric print and making things look straight and even. I love the blue velvet, and even though it doesn’t show up in photos, it has some color variation in it when the light hits it, and I really loved that. Luckily, Chris wasn’t broken up about going with the blue and said, “Sure,” so we’re going with that. I was excited to get started on the headboard, but I thought it would be better to work on when more of the bed is done so I can get a better idea of the scale.
3. That painting…Remember when I posted that something needed to go on this wall
I really liked the idea of a pixel painting and wanted to do a tryptic, but eventually thought a diptych would work better on the wall. I finally came up with a plan, it’s a little like this
I’m excited to get it done and hang it on the wall. That wall is so lonely.
4. Jewelry storage. A long time ago I made a cool wire frame to hang my earrings on
I always had the intention of making storage for my headbands and necklaces
But that hasn’t happened at all. And they’re all still sitting in their bin
I’m thinking of making necklace storage like this
And headband storage like this
Eventually I’d like the earring, necklace and headband organizers to be on this wall
Right now the earrings are sitting on top of my dresser
Come to think about it, once there isn’t anything on the dresser, maybe something should go on that wall…
5. And lastly, should something go here?
Obviously there’s a dresser there now, but once the bed gets made we’re hoping to eliminate this dresser. There will be very little space here with the bed built and in place, but I wonder if just having a TV float on the wall looks weird? Chris says we shouldn’t have anything there, and I agree mostly, I’m just afraid it’s going to look strange.
Alright, there you have it: all the things that need to get done to call this room FINISHED by the end of the year. Hopefully I stick to the plan!