Family/Teenager Room ...

When I asked y'all several weeks ago what you would like to see or hear about on my Blog I got some great responses.  Thank you!!

One ... Show us Your Home!  

AAGHHH  ... it is so not ready, not perfect, but okay ... if you will look at the "work in progress" I will share.  So we have been on that adventure for the past several Mondays.  Thanks for keeping me On Task!

 Two ... Linda asked ... "Kim, what do you do about projects you work on, but they don't totally show your vision when they are done?"

Interesting ... this happens a lot!  Not that I don't like the spaces, or something is wrong with them. Sometimes my clients just need a push in the right direction, then they want to continue on in their own time and with their own vision.

This Project is a perfect example!

My client has a beautiful home, two great kids, two dogs and wanted a space for her kids to have friends over to hang out.  But not in the basement. And NOT in "her" room. 

So we came up with a plan based on Duralee's John Robshaw line of fabric. 
 Fresh, fun and pretty sturdy to hold up to teenage life.

She had a perfectly good chair and ottoman ... but tired fabric.  

We Amped up the Fabric ...  and look how HAPPY this Chair is!

I walk around with a key chain full of keys.  Mostly they belong to my clients.  The only key I carry of my own is to my car.  This house ... Forgot to get the key.  Chair delivery to the front porch.  Thank goodness it wasn't raining this day!!

We used the Coral John Robshaw Fabric ... 

on these Ballard Cubes to go under the table:

So while I am very pleased with what we did here,  I don't have a Whole Room to show you.  

I can show you the Plan.
I can show you Bits.
I can give you Ideas.

But ... I cannot give you the Room!

Kind of like Real Life.  Sometimes you just make an Appearance and Guide. 
 I honestly want to just stay and take over ... and do it all ... but I take a deep breath and enjoy that my client is happy and things are moving in the direction they want.

I think I might be a control freak.  But I try to keep it in check.

I then dream about the spaces I want to finish.  Anyone else have this problem??

Today IS a Finish Up project kind of day ... Hope your's is a good one and let me know how you feel about "partial" reveals!  



M.O.C. one step at a time!

Happy Monday Morning my sweet friends!  The weekend here was good!  Friday Night Football, Saturday Morning Soccer, and Fall in the Air.

MOC is on the move ... one slow step at a time!

The Ottoman is IN the house.  And I am loving it.  I am certain the photos cannot do the fabric justice!

Duralee KOMODO fabric, Color ASPEN ... should have been my first clue that I was leaning toward REPTILE!  

Can you feel the subtle REPTILE flowing?

Yes, the Sofa is still there in all of it's gross floral beauty.  It is next.

Just marvel at the beauty of the Reptile!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for continuing to check in ... you are keeping me on TASK.  Which is rather difficult some days!!



MOC Update!

After being gone for about two weeks straight you can imagine being back home was a calming relief.  Until I started looking around at all my half-done projects! I started a little MOC several weeks ago ... I made a commitment to get my sunporch done.  Remember this is where Don and I LIVE!!  And the dogs ... when we first got the puppies everyone thought it was soooo cute when they got up on the furniture.  And they don't really lounge ... they sit and wander around ... NOT relaxing.

Then they got bigger ... I do NOT like sharing a sofa with 200 pounds of Dog.  And that does not include Murphy who lounges on the floor.

This commitment has come with some new rules ... no more animals on the furniture.  They seem to be pretty okay with it ... they do try to sneak back up on occasion!

Now that they are "semi-trained" I am moving forward.  

My inspiration fabrics had a little hiccup.  I love Zimman's in Lynn, Mass ... but you either buy it when you see it ... or cry when you go back and it is gone.  I have been crying.

I chose this for my ottoman.  When I committed and went back ... so sorry ... GONE!!

Plan B ... next up from Duralee

It has a little more shimmer and a more subtle colorway ... I think I am MORE than okay with Plan B.

Then my Inspiration Room Antique Toile ... also found at Zimman's.  Luckily I pulled the trigger on this the first time. 

Of course it has a LION in the print ... and I think there is an elephant as well ... but it went off to my workroom today.  So you will have to wait!  Don's chair has been stripped!! 

 First thing he asked when he came in the door ... what happened to my chair?  Making it better sweet MAN!  I have no idea why there is a football in the chair.

Also pillows to replace THESE ...

I can hear you gasp!  Yes, they are old, flowery, and dirty.  And why I ever chose them I have no idea.  Good thing we can fix these things!!

Fabric for slipcover not purchased yet ... I can only wrap my arms around a couple of things at a time here!

MOC is off the ground!