But I really, really, really tried my hardest to get it done in 6 weeks.
&& I was sooooo close!
Thank you so much to Linda for hosting such a fun challenge!! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see what these amazingly talented people have done to their rooms!
I wish I could tell you that I have a flawless home office worthy of a fancy home magazine, but I don’t. Although I was feeling a bit under the gun and was running frantic until just about now as I write this to beat the sun and take some decent pictures, I’m O.K. with not having it finished. I still feel like I’ve accomplished a ton in a short amount of time, and I’m proud! What I didn’t want to do was throw something together just to say I finished, but that wouldn’t be true Penny Love Project style.
No no, my style has always been to finish a project to about 80% completion, then move on until inspiration strikes again.
I’m beginning to think I have a sort of design block, that if I focus on a room too much, I start to lose the vision and then just kind of freeze up. And that happened to me this week. I had to take a break quite a few times just to get my head on straight, and that helped me to avoid making some bad decisions and helped to get a few more items off my checklist.
So here’s to trying your best, and walking away proud!
We started here with the picture from the MLS listing:
And I got to about here and started to have a hard time with that space in the center!
I’m still unsure about keeping these storage rods here, or moving them to fit in some wall lights.
One thing I am definitely still loving is the rug…and the chairs…and the pillows!
And this cute little tealight holder that I’m using for paperclips.
And, of course, I am still loving my DIY filing solution.
8 filing crates for under $70. Pretty awesome.
I’m sure you’ve read all about my frustrations with finding a good copper paint. And I’m sure you were just as upset and let down as I was every time I bought another disappointing can of paint.
Well, cheer up my friends! Because I have found the best copper paint in all the land!
It’s the best. I was so elated to find this stuff that I bought out the entire stock. Unfortunately, the only store that carries it only had 3 in stock, and that wasn’t enough to finish all of my projects.
but ohh how I used those three cans!
I used them for this old metal box I found at the thrift store…
…and for my wall hooks that I was finally able to put up…
…and of course for my shelves (but only had enough for one shelf)…
…and my new copper industrial style rods, that I can only show you a glimpse of because I have a special secret surprise that I’m working on…
Like I said, I’m not done, but had some fun playing around with my new decorations and my iphone, because I still can’t find my sd card!
Those paint by numbers were made by Brian’s dad when he was a kid! they were the inspiration for the entire room, back when it was to be a nursery.
Gotta have a doxie representative!
& another view of that pretty metal box. I wonder what I’ll put in it!
Anyway, thanks for riding along on this challenge. I didn’t completely finish, but I’m happy to be at 80%. Now I at least have a pretty office in which to blog and do business. And I’ve gotta take a break from indoor projects, since my exterior has been very badly neglected and my neighbors have been ever so patient with us.
Linking up to Two Uses Tuesday!