Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reality Check

Yesterday I had a reality check... I've lived in place for almost two years and still have a massive to-do list. So, I made the decision to get my house "finished". 

I know, I know. I am realistic, it will never really be done... but at least check some big things off my list.

In the process, I need to keep reminding myself that this is what we started with.

Our family room during construction
When this is all done, hopefully I'll have lots of gorgeousness to share! 

One of my projects to check off is to get this bench reupholstered. How amazing is the shape?? The fabric? Nightmares...
It looks so mini in this picture... like a stool rather than a bench. Sort of scary! Going to look at it right now to reconfirm that this in fact an adult sized piece of furniture I purchased.
Sorry for the seriously lame post today. I'm not feeling great, definitely going back to bed and ignoring the fact that winter is still here.

Goodnight. xoxo

27 comments:

  1. I have no doubt it will be perfection. Can't wait to see what fabric you choose!

    Sorry I've been mia, playing catch up!

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  2. What I would give to have huge windows like that in my house. I adore your family room.

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  3. yes, love those windows! and funny, i was just thinking the same thing about the condo that i have lived in for SIX YEARS!

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  4. WOW, Alex, I had no idea you had such lovely windows...and that bench? It's going to be awesome.

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  6. You have a beautiful canvas to work with, your room looks gorgeous and big and light and airy. That window alone is worth getting motivated for!! Can't wait to see more....I am like you a bit, in that I vowed to do it all, then nothing got done, so this house..watch out, I am going to be unstoppable!
    www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

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  7. Love that bench...where did you get it? It's going to look great with new fabric - can't wait to see it.

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  8. Wow. I am in love with the bench! Some new fabric and that thing will look amazing!

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  9. I love that lucite bench, can't wait to see what fabric you end up putting on it...and your family room is beautiful even pictured without furniture-the dark hardwoods, and the huge windows are divine!

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  10. omg gorgeous! love the big windows and that bench is going to be amazing!! cannot wait to see the finished product!
    xo,
    joAnn

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  11. Your windows are INSANE and I know you will make this space ridiculously fabulous. I could wax poetically about that bench forever but you already know my feelings on that one. All gorgeous lovely and feel better!!! xo

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  12. Those windows are *fabulous*!!! I can't wait to see it all done up Alex-style! I hope you feel better soon!

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  13. Feel better! I haven't even moved in to my new place yet and am already having fears that settling in and putting the place together will take forever... Please share the bench progress because I know it will be stunning!
    ~ Julie

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  14. It takes time! Loving that color on your walls! Have a great day honey!

    Did you hear my good news yesterday? Kori xoxo

    http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2011/03/wordless-wednesday-and-great-news.html

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  15. Don't feel so bad. I've lived in the same apartment for 12 years now and I still have a huge to do list :) Hope you feel better soon and hope spring decides to return again soon! xoxo

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  16. i've been meaning to get a chair reupholstered for TWO years! can't wait to see what fabric you choose about to hear about the process..i've never done it before!

    xo.ashley

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  17. Feel better! And your a heck of a lot farther than me and I'm on 4 years in September

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  18. so happy to discover your blog today- i'm a chicagoan too. :)

    love the bench even if it is smaller. put some killer fabric on that baby and rock it.

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  19. that bench is amazing, even if it is mini.

    Hope you feel better!

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  20. I squealed with glee when I read this! Can't wait to see what you do. Hope you feel better!

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  21. The bench is amazing...I would have bought it! Get better soon:)

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  22. Gosh...I am right behind you! We need to get going on this house before it's been several years and we want to sell it! :)

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  23. You can do it!! My husband and I are JUST starting our own project... our first house and we are tackling the paint tomorrow!! Yikes! So not too excited about manual labor haha. Oh well. The windows are beyond gorgeous. You can make the most beautiful space with that!

    Hope you have a wonderful day! Best of luck ;)
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  24. I love the lucite bench. I have a similar lucite stool at my vanity I love! I have a long to-do list too so maybe you will get me inspired!

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  25. wow...even though it's in the works, your house is gorgeous!!!

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