Over the last couple of steps I've chosen a color palette and stylistic direction, and had a lot of fun pinning options and inspiration to my Style Cure Pinboard. Now it's time to start the shift from concept to completion with a shopping day.
I'm really excited for the Jewel Box room to be Passion Plum. And, in case I needed another sign that I picked the right hue, even my watch matches. Though I can't wait for the sad, splotchy walls to be covered, painting is one of my least favorite tasks. So when I went to go buy my paint, I stocked up on supplies that should make the process as painless as possible.
Honestly, I don't have a very big budget for this month's cure. And letting me loose in a home decor shop is basically a fast-track to family debt. But since I am looking for bits and pieces to tie the colors together in my kids' room I decided that today I would... stay at home and do a little "shopping around the house"! Here's where I looked and what I found...
Day 12: Friday, August 16 Assignment: Shop 'til you drop!
This weekend is the tipping point between the planning and the executing stage of the Cure and you don't want anything holding you back once you get started on your projects. Trust me: last minute roller runs just aren't that much fun! Get your shopping list in hand and start crossing things off...
Day 11: Thursday, August 15 Assignment: Plan Your Get-Together for Labor Day Weekend
Hosting a get-together to celebrate your hard work is one of the best ways to keep yourself on task and on time, but beyond that, the act of hosting and sharing really is a wonderful way to finish up the Cure. You'll deserve a good time and a chance to show off your space. Let's make sure there is some fun scheduled into your (near) future! The size of your gathering doesn't matter at all. If brunch with a bestie sounds more up your alley than a bbq for the block, go for it (and vice versa, of course!). This is about what will make you happy.
Dear Readers, our second live video chat kicks off this Friday at 1:30pm est. Last week we were all chatting here. We do this all via Spreecast and will be doing it next week as well, so do join us then. Best, Maxwell
Day 10: Wednesday, August 14 Assignment: Make a Shopping List & Set Your Budget
Today is an important day for the rest of your Cure. It's time to sit down and make note of what you need to get the job done, which means that those of you who put some time in on the research assignment yesterday should be able to conquer this step handily. If you still need to research your project or product, no worries, just roll that into today's "homework". From paint to fabric to that perfect lamp shade, you want to get it down on your shopping list and then figure out what your budget bullseye is going to be.
Day 9: Tuesday, August 13 Assignment: Your Decor Pairing: Project or Product
Yesterday, in addition to locking down a color choice for your upcoming paint job we also asked you to think about a decor pairing - a well-considered project or product that will improve the interior design of your room by fulfilling some identified needs, both visual and use-based. Now that you've decided on the pairing, you need to figure out whether is is something you are going to buy (product) or make (project) and then do your research...
You may recall my dismay at this old-school, hand-me-down sleigh crib, that I (frankly) hated, but it was what we had. Well, I know we were only meant to be researching products today, but...check out what I bought!
Because my color involves a project (due to painting restrictions) I’ve decided to make a headboard and for my décor pairing I’m on the lookout for two nightstands that work well together without matching completely.