Do you work best under a deadline? I think most people do. I set arbitrary deadlines for myself all the time. Here’s the secret for being successful with that: you have to tell other people. If you set a deadline in your head, you can easily talk yourself out of it. BUT if you tell someone else and they keep you accountable, you and your buns will work overtime to make it happen, whatever ‘it’ happens to be.
Angela gave herself six weeks to complete a full makeover of her exercise room into a room for her toddler son. And her list of everything she wanted to complete in those six weeks was lonnnngg. But she kept track of her weekly progress on her blog, and was cheered on by her readers along the way. What would the world be like without you fabulously supportive blog readers? I hope I never find out.
Not only did she give her son a room worth raving about, she did it in exactly six weeks AND checked everything off that list. Let’s take a look.
Her goal was a menswear-inspired ‘little gentleman’s lounge,’ which she completely nailed. The jumping off point for her design was the discovery of the tufted leather chairs, which she found in the pet section! They’re meant for dogs (hilariously, they were called ‘Sexy Pet Loungers,’ which I’m still laughing about), but they were just the right size for her toddler son, and went perfectly with her theme. Also, anything meant to withstand animal use probably has a decent chance at surviving a toddler boy. I would know.
My brain boggles at the amount of time and math it must have taken to paint the argyle wall, but what a show-stopper! I love the rows of airplane hooks here too, practical hat storage and fun design element in one. But I think the hanging tent might be my favorite part. Not only is the tent made from navy suiting-fabric with thin white pinstripes (perfect) she created the top by collecting neckties from every male member of her family. There are ties donated from uncles, grandpas, great-grandpas, and even the first tie her husband ever wore. She sewed a special tag on the backs with each of their names.
And that’s just one of the extra-special details she put into this room. There are so many more. SO MANY! Go visit her blog and find out, you are sure to be amazed. How amazed? There’s mention of a vintage Thriller vinyl, OK? Just trust me. Go. See it all at blue i style.