We're closing in on the show house opening in about a week and a half…
Things are getting busy around here with the show house opening next weekend. We’ve only got a few days left to decorate our spaces and it feels kind of like one of those home remodel shows where they do an entire kitchen makeover in 48 hours. Ahhh!
There’s been a ton of repair in the carriage house where my closet is, so about half the time it’s been closed and we can’t work there. I’ve been rushing to work and paint after Dan gets home from work and as of today my space doesn’t even have a floor yet. Small detail right?
Here’s what I’ve done so far. If you remember the design and the before, once we got paint on the walls, things started to look a little better. I tested out what the curtains fabric looked like and was really excited to see it in the space. This fabric was the inspiration for the entire design.
So far I painted the ceiling, walls and trim and put up most of the wallpaper. There’s one piece to go up and then it will be done. This pattern is called transitional sidewall pattern by Total Wallcovering.
Before we finished that though Dan and I went to install the closet system shelves on the wallpapered wall. For budget reasons and since they were already in the space, I’m reusing the white wire shelves for an arrangement to hold clothes, shoes, and accessories. To make sure it fit, I laid out the shelves in the garage.
Then we got to install them. I’ve never used this kind of closet system and found them to be very affordable and quick to put up. Once you screw in the top bar, all the rest of it hangs off of that. I had not yet trimmed off the top of the wallpaper in this picture below.
I wanted to bring in a dresser for the space since it is large enough as a walk-in closet and as luck would have it my cousin, who is decorating the master bedroom in the carriage house, found this one on the sidewalk. His neighbor was getting rid of it and just in time! It is currently in my garage, aka the paint department, getting primer.
Guess who came with us the other night to help install the shelves? Cora, who was super good. And I now know she’ll be one of those famous designers or engineers or architects when she grows up and will say things like.
I’ve been exposed to design since I was little. My parents are both creative people and would bring me to projects and makeovers since I was 4 months old.
Ha ha! A mom can hope right?
I finished hemming the curtains last night, the dresser is getting painted, and we have a bunch left to do:
- Prime and paint dresser
- Cut and install built-in shelves
- Paint built-in shelves
- Get clothes and accessories
- Move in dresser, mirrors and clothes
- Hang curtains
- Figure out art for walls and other accessories?
There’s so much and we only have a week! Wish me luck. I’ll show the bedroom before soon and keep up with the makeovers on Instagram.
P.S. If you live in or near the Buffalo area, you can get tickets for the show house here.