I’m slowly but surely continuing to make progress in the new family office. I found out this week that the fellow building my desks is a little behind so I probably won’t have those installed for at least another month. I suppose that’s fine for a number of reasons, including 1) it is SUMMER and we aren’t doing a lick of school work and 2) I still have plenty more to do in here so it’s not like that is the last missing piece.
I shared this fabric – egret in blue heaven – earlier this month.
Well, I am delighted to report that my upholsterer finished up the seat cushions for the desk chairs in that fabric and they are BEYOND LOVELY. *swoon*
If you will recall, I ordered the chairs on ebay and they arrived with a few marks on the seats. The seller said she couldn’t replace them at this time and instead refunded all of my money and told me to keep (or toss) the chairs. Well, I saw that as the perfect reason in invest in some darling seat cushions to hide the imperfections. It was kismet.
You can see how they compliment the two pillow covers Mother made in the same fabric. Speaking of pillow covers, I ordered these feather down inserts from Amazon and they are SO SO nice… they were a great price at $36 for the pair.
As for the rest of the room, I shared this little sneak peek a while back too…
Hopefully by the end of summer we can get the rest of these things crossed off… (the list has grown since our last update)
To Do List:
Remove wall shelves Patch holes Paint – need paint color first!
- Make window treatments
- Organize closet
Decide on daybed vs 2 chairs – if daybed will need bedding and pillows… oh, and we will need new hardware since it was all lost in the move Get coffee table out of attic??
- Paint mirror from attic
- Find chest for between windows
Find rug Take down fan and figure out new lighting
- Find the missing closet door (how on earth did we lose that?)
Closet light Seat cushions for desk chairs Pillows for slipper chairs
- Get desks built and installed
- Procure hardware for desks
- Find a big floor basket/bin/tub/container to hold books
- Dress up the pull chain on the closet light
- Make roman shade for door
- Line insides of desk doors with chalkboard vinyl
- Find baskets to organize supplies inside of desk cabinets
I sent the fabric for the window treatments down to Savannah with Mother last week and we hope to knock those out when I visit next month. As for all the items that I need to shop for… well, I figure we can find all of those as well since the littles will be at camp and Mother and I will have a week full of yummy lunches and our favorite must-shops at our disposal. Nah… I’m not the least bit excited. (OMG…FIRST YEAR EVER TO HAVE BOTH IN CAMP!!!!!) :-)