First, thanks to all of you who left me comments and encouraged me. Your kindnesses helped lift me out of a slump of discouragement, frustration and disappointment.
Progress throughout this project has been slow. Here are the links to my previous progress reports:
Week 1: The Befores, the Vision and the Punch List
Weeks 2 & 3: Catching Up
Week 4: Barely Hanging On
This week made up for all of that--and just in time, too!
#1. I bought a rug. I took Chris to Target Friday night and we bought a rug, a pouf, and a wooden bird. I've been having second thoughts about the rug all week but I am coming around.
#2. The wood trim is up. Yahoo! Finally, the trim feels finished--oh, only 17 years after we started!
The chimney breast was tricky: and I had to do some repainting. I remembered to take a picture after I'd started!
The window wall was relatively straightforward--even though the wall wows and we discovered the curtain rod wasn't hung straight. Oh well!
#3. The Vittsjo finally arrived at my local IKEA. I've bought it and, with my husband's expert help, hacked it.
#4. Mom is sewing up a storm on the couch slipcover.She is further along than this, but I didn't get a photo of her last fitting.
#5. It's not all just my husband and my Mom, I'm doing some work too. I made a decision on the trim for my drapes. That counts as work, right?
But now I need to decide between doing a Euro pleat or a traditional one.
#6. Mom took the poang chair cushion--and fabric--home with her to work on.
It's been amazing and I'm feeling pretty confident we can get it all done. But it'll be close!
The Punch List:
Top bookcases with wood and or/thick shelf.
Declutter dvds, cds, etc.
Make sure the TV is set up properly for devices to attach properly.
sew a couch cover. in progress.
sew or buy a cushion cover for the poang chair in progress.
sew vertical trim on the dropcloth drapes. in progress.
buy low light plants
New things added:
*add wood top to second vitssjo piece. Stain it.
* Stain and wax top for coffee table.
* buy pillows and blankets
* style bookcases.
Things that have changed:
buy and install window blinds. Not going to happen.
Cut, peel and flatten top of log for a table. Highly doubtful. We just can't get the chainsaw to work to flatten the log we have ready to go. Boo hiss.
This log is from the tree that used to be in front of the dining room window which we cut down many summers ago. I would be so great to have it in the living room.
bring back long rustic lunch bench? no. There really is enough wood already.
stain floor w/multiple shades of blue? no.
**************** Please check on the other linking participant's progress at our gracious host's blog, Calling It Home. So inspiring.