A Rebirth Makeover
Ok so here we are and it is week #4. Oh my, how am I going to get this all done in the next two weeks?
I have to wallpaper, hang window treatment hardware, hopefully, change the hardware on the grey display. Also, add another sample wall shelf on each wall so that I can spread out the samples more. Last but not least address ugly ceiling tiles.
Behind the scenes, I have been moving old displays from one warehouse to now a storage unit and organizing accessories so that I can find them easily at the remote location when it’s time for photo shoots, staging or simply just being organized.
As you all may know the amazing wallpaper arrived and oh! my Goodness, it is even more beautiful in person that it is online. Here is my unboxing video and I’ve included some shots below I took with my phone so that I can post photos larger and not lose clarity.
On a side note, talking of Rebirth Makeover. Behind the scenes moving and shuffling the content of my baby (former Sea Interior Design Headquarters) has felt like I had quintuplets. LOL! During five different births, one after the other, each with its own labor pains.
However, having this challenge, the support from sponsors and supporters, the input from designer peeps and some love- has helped me pivot and focus on and creativity, and how nice my new workspace is going to be. It feels so much better to focus on the +++, having this creative outlet has made me feel like having a lot of night nurses when I took my quintuplets home.
Sometimes that is what we need. We need to shift focus from the difficult, the painful, the boring and mundane to something that sparks us, our spirit, our creativity, something we enjoy.
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.”
This pivoting, channeling energy to something we enjoy- the energy with which we then – operate much more joyfully. This is one of the main reasons I joined this challenge, in the midst of the apparent loss and chaos something beautiful to look towards.
I knew I would be buried in decision making, in confusion, and overwhelm. So, carving out time and energy to create, to imagine has been very helpful. It is still work, it still requires time and energy but focusing on something that can be beautiful, also functional, something creative not only has taken my mind off the unpleasant but has made me more resilient and less resistant to the unavoidable change.
I am particularly grateful for Marina Umali from Marina V Design Studio & Mariella Cruzado from Splendor Styling. Mariella encourage me to do the challenge, Marina did not give up on me when I was lost trying to sign up and what to do.
BACK TO MY ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
WALLPAPER – MILTON & KING
HERE ARE THE LIGHTS FROM CEDAR & MOSS THAT AM ALSO SO EXCITED TO RECEIVE
I know I showed you all these items already but on the graphics I made they look so tiny, so I don’t think you could really appreciate the beauty of each one of these elements.
HERE IS THE HARDWARE I’M SWOONING FOR….
Open to another Sponsor who has beautiful hardware and wants to participate.
The wish list items are still on the wishlist, so let’s pretend for a moment that we are using what we have (hope not). Some of the pieces are ok, but we need some new key items to complete the look.
A Tulip table that is too big and not delicate enough to go with the wallpaper and the “intimate” studio. (However, this piece is a bit more negotiable in terms of when we replace it)
Notice the leg difference between tables. The existing would not be bad if the base was metal & not plastic & the ideal diameter was 36”.
This has been a hard-working desk and it has been through a lot. I love that it’s all white and that it has two drawers. I wish it was just a bit longer perhaps and just a bit deeper. However, this desk was purchase six + years ago for an office I had that was a lot smaller so at the time the proportions were great at the time.
Now it fits well, but it is beaten up and not conducive for me to have catalogs open, samples on the desk as well as the laptop, hopefully soon I will have a large monitor too. It’s getting difficult to work staring at a 15” laptop monitor.
My budget doesn’t reach to buy a desk and sponsors have not decided yet, but when it is this quiet it probably means they won’t sponsor the desk.
The chairs that I posted as the new chairs for the table had so many black and gold votes and a few white & gold ones. The black chairs I am going to add because I believe will give the room that sophistication I am after.
This is the office chair I am also swooning for, stay tuned and see what happens.
Here are images of existing VS wish but sooner or later am switching them.
So, what do you all think? Please, leave your comments below and let me know your preferences.
ENTERING WEEK #5
This week I’m going to get started with the wallpapering, wish me luck. Oh! and the window wall is a concrete wall, right there is another little challenge. We have to drill into a concrete wall to install hardware for window T, fortunately; the panels are not too heavy. But there will be wallpaper above the window so I hope we can do it without damaging it.
Here is another huge eyesore, the ceiling. The ceiling inside the office has awful commercial building tiles, and here is the kicker the AC vent was not screwed into place, probably because there is nothing above to screw into. So, what did they do- “They MacGyver” -ed a giant paperclip to make it stay.
Options for ugly tile ceilings tiles in commercial space:
- I could just paint them.
- I could cover each tile with contact paper or other peel and stick paper.
- I could buy something more attractive.
If budget wasn’t an issue here is what I would probably use.
I think black although very sophisticated may make the room too dark since the floors are dark.
This isn’t the most budget-friendly option and probably will take as much time as the rest.
Comment below, let me know your opinion.
That is it for this week folks, better get to work.