DAY 15: Plan a get-together and send invites
This is a freebie day for me, since I don't plan on inviting anyone over to see my bedroom :-) BUT, since Labor Day weekend is the weekend that Jon will be here with the kids and I'll be in Cancun with my sister-in-law, I guess I'll send an invite to him!
DAY 16-18: SHOP!
YAY! Here's the stuff I bought:
Yep, one can of paint. If you are thinking that's not enough for a bedroom re-do, you're right. As the post title implies, THE WHOLE THING FELL APART AT IKEA.
The main piece of the room, the bookshelves, did not pan out. I really liked the Billy Bookshelves in white, but when we got to IKEA, they looked worn and cheap (well, to be honest, they are cheap) but the "white" was more "yellowed teeth white". So, Jon pointed out the Hemnes bookshelves, which is the same line of furniture we use for our dressers. Pricier, but much nice, and.....out of stock. So we came home with nothing. And with Jon out of pocket, and me not even seeing him for an entire month now, who knows when I can get back to IKEA to finish this up.
I thought about buying everything else that I wanted, but then started second guessing EVERYTHING. I kept saying "I didn't know these curtains came in grey, would that look better?" "When would I get these shelves in?" and finally just decided I AM NOT BUYING ANYTHING.
I was moving fast through this to make a big difference in 30 days while starting a new job and being a single mom, and I was already nervous about my choices. So, I'm going to kick back, relax, and just put it together when I have time.
So, my project ends on day 16 - over halfway done with a project before I quit! Not too bad for me.
Sorry to disappoint the 4 people that read this blog, but keep your ideas coming - I really do want to make this a great place in the house!!!
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