so this week has been a whirlwind of activity (more like destruction) at the show house. my wallpaper guy has been steaming and stripping the old paper, aka "shrine to french yellow". he called today to inform me he was almost done repairing the walls from said removal. super. in the mean time the tile guy is heading over to demo the floor tile in the upstairs powder bath (omg. yes, the floor tile is being ripped out. perfectly okay tile. i may be committed.) lisa, at walker zanger, has been hoarding the extra special chevron pattern marble tile that will be the stunning new floor tile. tile guy will magically make this appear in the powder room and call me when it's done :) he's really good to me like that! did i mention we almost removed the wallpaper by fire?? one of the sconces was so hot it melted the light bulb sleeve and fortunately someone smelled something burning and cut the power to the room! nice.
downstairs, the new wiring for the sconces was to happen today. there is trim repair to happen and wallpaper guy was kind enough to tell me on the phone that the wrong paint color is on the trim downstairs. here's where my credo of "flexibility in design is a virtue" will come into play. i wasn't planning on making the trek to the show house tomorrow, but now i feel i must in an attempt to get some sleep tomorrow night (because there will not be any tonight)! maybe it will be better than i had originally designed. maybe my wallpaper guy is actually color blind and buck trout brown (yeah, really ;) is really the color on the base and crown and not coat of arms (i have such a theme going in this room some days it's even over my head!!).
anyway, i could go on about all the scheduling and coordinating and praying and pleading that is happening. instead, i give you a step back in time, a throw back thursday, if you will, for all those high school math geeks (such as myself). i give you the venn diagram for a show house. this one in particular. my 2 powder baths to be even more specific. for the super geeks out there, i recognize that there are actually more overlaps than i've illustrated. the one true commonality, and the most important, is my show house mantra, "do not freak out", so i've chosen to highlight just that. please do not judge me on technicalities.
on a very up note... i have an enormous amount of gratitude for the furniture guild who have built the custom vanities for both my powder baths. i sincerely cannot thank them enough for their dedication, craftsmanship, humor, speed, and can do attitudes! take a gander at the phenomenal works of art they have hand crafted for me!!!
install is friday and i may just spend the night on the floor next to one of these...