What a week it has been around here! It’s always fun to be deep into a project, like the girls’ room, and our readers get invested, too. Thank you so much for all your comments and input on our One Room Challenge, both the bunkbeds and the wardrobes. We’re having so much fun seeing this room come to life in a brief amount of time. I meant to include this little video from my Instagram story of Greta and Faye seeing their bunks for the first time in the post about building them earlier this week, but I spaced it. So here it is now:
This weekend we’re working on the reading nook and demoing out the closets and I’m determined to finalize the textiles, can’t wait to share more progress next week!
We did have a few set backs this week, that we’re trying not to focus on, but since I’ve received so many questions about the status of projects we’ve introduced but haven’t followed up on, I figured I better lay it out there. The desktop for our standing desk is still not done, in fact, they said it was going to be 2 more weeks. Not ideal but not a huge deal either, just a month longer than we anticipated. Secondly, and probably the most frustrating setback, the contractor that’s installing our stair railing is not answering the phone…again. We really feel uncomfortable having our Halloween party without the railing in place, so this one is particularly stressing me out. We’re crossing our fingers for, what seems like, a miracle. This has gone on so long! 7 months! 7! Months!
Other fun things:
Doesn’t Melissa’s house (@thefauxmartha) make you want to live in an eternal fall? She’s one of my favorite people to follow for food and design. Everything she posts makes me smile and feel inspired. They are currently adding a fireplace to their living room that I’ve been watching on Insta Stories and ooooh, I can’t wait to see it all finished! It’s going to be go-od.
I’m 100% certain this fox doormat is the most beautiful doormat in existence.
Have you tried this Indian Healing Clay? A friend recommended it to me after I couldn’t get into a dermatologist for a stubborn blackhead (tmi?). This stuff cleaned out my deepest pores and my face feels amazing! At just $12 (for a pound!) and over 10K reviews made it the easiest purchase of the week.
I’m so excited to see this One Room Challenge bathroom come together from Place of My Taste. As many of our long-time readers could probably guess, we were thiisss close to doing a bathroom for our ORC–the girls’ bathroom downstairs specifically, although our master bathroom is on the list, too. In the end, we decided to tackle their bedroom first and are looking forward to that project next!
Hex knobs for under $5?! Unheard of. (In copper, nickel and brass–these will go fast.)
Have an excellent weekend!
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