Monday, April 15, 2013

TABLE REDO, NEW CHAIRS & A FRUSTRATING WEEKEND!


Back to last Thursday, Emily and I went to the bridal shop for yet another fitting.  Sorry I can't reveal much more of the dress but you know how that goes.  If the process of lacing the dress up looks time consuming, you should see how the bustle is done!  Thank goodness she has a Maid Of Honor to do that!  The gown looks gorgeous, but she has to have more hemmed.  My dress...the neckline and bust is too big and I have to go back with the bra I'm going to wear as well as the shoes so it can be hemmed.  I suppose I should also bring along the clutch I'll carry, I'm sure they will find a way to alter that, too.  I despise dressing rooms.  The mirrors confirmed my suspicion that I have no waist to speak of.  And the dress looks more purple than plum.  Sheet.  We did hit Homegoods afterward, so the day wasn't lost.

Now this is the part where it gets ugly.  We laid the area rug down that I ordered online from L.L. Bean.  It was too small.  It's a 5 X 8 and I needed an 8 X 10.  The Husband thought it was fine but I was mumbling some very bad words.  I  wrapped it back up with bubble wrap and a ton of electrical tape and ran to the post office with it.  Just in time for it to close.  So I carted it back home and it's sitting here like a big mummy.  The Husband wants to wait until we get our credit back before we order the new size.  Grrrrrr...

Moving on the the floating wall ledges I found at Homegoods.  A no go.  The hardware was crazy, even after a trip to Home Depot.  We tried for 2 solid hours and all we did was scratch the new paint on the wall.  Another no go.  And then I spent most of Saturday evening looking at art online until I thought I'd go blind.  I finally found 2 framed prints that I like a lot.  Sigh...something went right.  Oh, I digress.  I hung my newly cleaned curtains back on the windows and they are hanging sort of funky.  I'm just ready to throw in the towel.

So, I guess it's back to cleaning closets.  I hope to have something more cheerful to post about later in the week.  :)

Linking up to The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch

XO,
Jane

60 comments:

Gina said...

Sometimes it seems as though nothing goes right! I hate when that happens, but rest assured it will all come together perfectly eventually.
You did a super job on the end table, it looks so much better.
Glad to hear the girls had a blast! Lucky girls!

20 North Ora said...

Sounds crazy! Just stop and breathe and remind yourself this will all be over soon. And the good news is - you'll have your home all redone and ready to relax in.

Chill.

Judy

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, Glad you had a good weekend with just one bad spot. It does seem like when it rains it pours and everything goes wrong. Nothing to do but sleep on it. Things will work out fine in the end though. :P
Sounds like the girls had a blast. xoxo

Debra Oliver said...

oh, her dress looks adorable!! I've had two girls get married. yikes the stuff they do nowadays! I remember when the wildest it used to be was how many ribbons you had to cut was the number of kids you were going to have. haha!

Sarah said...

Jane, your life is always full of activities. Sounds like the girls had a grand time. Check out Sarah Oliver Handbags. She launched her new bridal bag at the NY Show in March. They are gorgeous!

Donna said...

Wow, sounds like you had a busy weekend, Jane! I sure hope you get some much needed caffeine:) I bet your daughter will make a stunning bride. And I know just what you mean about fitting rooms, the lights, the mirrors, yikes! Sounds like they had a fun time at the bachellorette party, I remember those crazy days, long, long ago! The winery tour sounds like fun. Now get some much needed rest, ok?:)

Julie Marie said...

Sounds like the bachelorette party was a hit!... her dress looks so pretty from the back!... sorry you had a bad week, me too, must have been the moon or something???... your table looks wonderful!... and so do your chairs and lamp... sorry about the rug... but happy you found some pictures you like... and I hope you got your coffee and diet pepsi!... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbiedoo's said...

Never a dull moment right Jane. The glimpse of the dress looks gorgeous. And yes, good thing the maid of honor has to do all the work LOL!

Laurie Mcknight said...

I know you had some frustrating bits happen but you k ow what I love about you is you k ow what you want and you didn't "settle", you found what you want and will be happy with, your daughter is a beauty and will be a amazing bride, how exciting!I think you did a great job on the table and it looks great with your new chair!
You are complaining you have no waist and this weekend i was shopping for a dress for an aniversary party we are going to in a few weeks, I am all butt, My waist is 12 inches smaller than my behind!The poor seamstress , I felt sorry for her, I'm deformed! with too much junk in my trunk!!! That means if I get something to fit my gig legs and behind I have all this lose fabric around my waist, my grand son said I'm built like Jessica Rabbitt in the Dick Tracy movie! So I suppose none of us are happy with our shapes!

Helen said...

Wow Jane .... I can't keep up with everything going on in your life! I know your dress will be perfect.. can't wait to see what the bridal gown looks like. PS we share the same Diet Pepsi addiction ... cheers!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Sounds like you have way too much going on. I think you need to just relax and deal with the decorating at a slower pace. I'm sure your room will come together evenutally and it will be perfect.

Right now, you've got the wedding on your mind. I can't wait to see your dress and the brides. I love the lace up back.

Take a deep breath, have a glass of wine and keep calm and carry on.

hugs
Sissie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sounds like a busy weekend for sure!! The dress looks so pretty!

must love junk said...

Well at least your little table turned out really cute! Love that chair, too! :)
Susan

Something Nice and Pretty said...

We all have days like that, in fact I just came out of a few weeks of it:)
This to shall pass and it does:)

Beth said...

Take a deep breath and try to relax. Tomorrow will be a better day!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The dress looks beautiful! Glad the girls had such a good time. :) You did an amazing job on the table. It looks great! Hope you finally got your coffee. I recently gave up caffeine. Yikes!

Kathy Moreland said...

Don't you just hate it when everything goes haywire???!!! It just makes you want to scream! I'm sure everything will work out in the end. Sounds like the girls had a good time. Love the end table. It looks great beside your new chair.

Have a great week, and try not to worry.

Kathy

Melissa Skidmore said...

What a great table! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Jane,
Your table is just darling and you did a fabulous job!
I have a similar one and now I think I am going to paint it too.
your daughters are so cute! You know they had a good time if they have headaches and stomachaches as well.
Hang it there sweetie, your doing good and soon it will just be a happy memory!
Big Hugs and I need to visit you.
Cindy

Pondside said...

I guess it was just one of those days!
I love the table and I'm glad you didn't distress it - it is beautiful the way you've painted it. I think there's just a little too much 'shabby' in the shabby chic going around!
Seeing the back of your daughter's gown took me right back to my daughter's big day last May and how I was all of a sudden all thumbs with the dress! The little flower girls ended up doing the lacing because they has such tiny fingers.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your painted table looks great! Glad your hubby doesn't mind it.
Your room is all going to come together soon and look wonderful, just hang in there!
Such a pretty detail on your daughters dress!

Kelly said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear that you've been having bad luck. Sometimes that happens, but I'm sure things will get better. One day, you'll be able to look back on all of this and laugh.

Melanie said...

I want to comment on everything, but let's see how good my memory is (ha!)...Emily's dress is gorgeous! And I can't believe how much she looks like you in the photo of the 4 girls...never realized it before. Abby must look like Al. Sounds like they had a great time at the lake house, lol! Love your new chair & you did a great job on that table. I totally feel your frustration on the home things not working out - that's how it usually goes for me! Take a deep breath, smile...and be glad your basement isn't flooded. ;-)

Divine Theatre said...

On days like this (and we all have them) I remind myself how blessed I am to have a wall to ruin! LOL!
That dress is beyond beautiful! I hope she has someone to help her use the restroom too! Just sayin'! LOL!

xo

Andie

KATHY said...

Your table looks great!!! I love your daughters dress. It looks beautiful.Hope next week is better for you.

Kathy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Wow, I'm exhausted! You are one busy woman. Deep breath, definitely restock the coffee and try not to stress too much, it will come together. I took rugs back and forth to the store for 2 weeks until I was satisfied. It takes me forever to make decisions on stuff I have to look at everyday. Btw, I love the table redo. Perfect!

Theresa said...

WOW, that's a lot of good and not so good:) Hope you get it all straightened out and that you will be happy with the results! LOVE the chair and table:) Have a blessed and productive day my friend! HUGS!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

The girls look like they were having fun. Love the way the table turned out!

vintch said...

you are so talented and i love your eye for home decor, my friend! sorry you've had a few snafus, but the finished product is going to be so beautiful:) i feel you on the rug issues...our hardwoods sat naked for months because i couldn't find one that was the right size, color and PRICE that we liked. finally lucked out at target:) xoxo

Balisha said...

Hi Jane...Wedding planning always causes so much stress. Just take it a day at a time and things will work out. Just remember how lovely everything is at the end of all your planning.
What a cute bunch of girls...sounds like they had fun.
Hugs...Balisha

April said...

Sure sounds like your daughter and all her girlfriends had a wonderful time at the bachelorette party! Would have loved to see pictures...sounds "interesting"! ;) Sorry your rug didn't fit...I know that was such a bummer, but I do love how your table turned out. Hoping and praying that sunnier skies are just around the bend!

Traci said...

I know how you feel. On days like that I just forget about everything that needed to be done & lay on the sofa & read a book!! It sounds like the girls had a great time though!

Deborah said...

Sounds like there is so much excitement happening Jane! ;)
Hope all works out and that dress looks gorgeous from the hint you've shown here.
Never a dull moment huh? Lol
Have a great "rest of the week" and have some "you" time.
Hugs!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

When I switched to your comment page, your blog music ended, and my 4 year old said, "mooommm... that was a good song!" Someone is appreciating your music selection :)

Hang in there! We all have those days. The rug is a bummer, but no coffee is a total travesty :) Perhaps you should have gone to the bachelorette party... sounds like fun!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Goodness! Deep breaths!

Olive said...

But sweetie your white table turned out beautifully. I have told CC that I will pay her a huge sum to have a tiny wedding. Definitely no fittings for me. I never try on clothes anywhere. I just sent you an email about the salvia-hope it helps but our climates are vastly different. xo, olive

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Jane, hang in there - trust me we ALL have days like that. Weeks even.

It's what I call Design Funk.

Ignore it a while till you get your groove/energy/stamina/desire to go back and finish. Nice thing about decorating is it isn't a race...the process is the good part. Once it's done, well, it's done.

Of course with weddings comes stress that the house has to be just so perfect, so I feel your pain and hope the Design Funk passes for you quickly.

As for cleaning closets, holy moley I sooooooooooo gotta do that. Bleck.

I am loving what little bit of the dress you were allowed to share. She's going to be SO beautiful!

Hugs.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oops forgot to say how awesome that end table is, well done, indeed! it looks GREAT!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

It sounds like you had a very busy weekend. I know what you mean about not having Dunkin Donuts coffee. I can't function and I am very grouchy. You have a beautiful bride and I am loving the preview of the dress. Also, wanted to say your table turned out great I love the color and new hardware. :)

xinex said...

Looks like you are getting a lot done and the girls had a lot of fun. I can't wait to see the whole gown and yours too. You did a great job on the table. It looks really pretty. Looks like Al is just like John. He does not like painted furniture but after he sees what I do, he always likes it and asks where I learned to do that, lol...Christine

podso said...

Hopefully all this bad stuff means a breakthrough is coming next! I do like the table, but feel badly that you are distraught about the rug. Oh my! May spring burst upon you soon!

lynn said...

i hope your week is going better, jane:) LOVE the dress and your new blogwear!

chateau chic said...

Sounds like a crazy week with some good thrown in with the bad!
Mary Alice

Designing Domesticity said...

OHHH, love the new chairs and you did a great job on the table. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing, liz

Jacqueline said...

Jane, I noticed your new design and love it too! It is so clean and sophisticated.

All the partying sounds fun. Yes, it is great to be spending time on the fun wedding plans. I will have to sneak a few peeks in. She loved the photo of her ring. I may have to print that off for her.

The glasses for the Bachelorette party sound really fun. I will have to tell the bride's maids about that!

Love the new table. It is perfect. Don't you love it when you have those finds!

Sue said...

Janie- I STILL enjoy my rowdy nights out with the girls and wild men too! LOL No, not really with any wild men...
I am only olden in the number of years I hate to tell people that I am. Otherwise, I keep right up with the young ones. Always the popular Aunt Suey! :-) Glad you're staying busy, busy, busy...

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! I'm tired now! :) You've had so much going on. The back of your daughter's dress looks so pretty and the gal party sounds like they had lots of fun too! Your little table looks good and I'm sorry about your rugs. Sometimes we have days like this. I'm hoping you get some Pepsi and coffee soon! Thanks for popping in to Cindy's to see my home tour!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

emily said...

rain, donuts and diet pepsi.... lol!

Lulu said...

Even with all your setbacks, something good came out of your efforts. The table looks like it turned out perfect. Preparing for a wedding....what a good time for both you and your daughter even with those few stressful moments that are sure to occur.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It will all work out in the end, when the wedding is over, and you can relax, and sit in that gorgeous chair. Put your cup of tea on that cute little table, and put up your feet...

Jen

Debbie Booth said...

Hi JaNE, BOY can I relate! You sound busy enough without troubles coming your way...so sorry about that. Take a deep breath, drink your soda...and keep moving forward. And remember Junior High? you could always stuff the bra part of the dress with tissue paper...worked in 7th grade right? Bwahahaha...ok ok just kidding. This is real life...a special event...no wardrobe malfunctions! Can't wait to see you in your spectacular dress! You are beautiful already so it will just be the cherry on top.
Blessings, and give yourself a hug from me!
debbie

Beth said...

Hi Jane, The girls are lovely and sounds like they had a great time. Her dress looks beautiful! What a privilege for you to be a part of the pre-wedding fun. When my daughter married, she was living 1000 miles away and she basically did all the planning herself, so I missed out. I must say she did a wonderful job, though, and they had a beautiful destination wedding in Cozumel, overlooking the beach. I can't wait to see all the wedding pics! Have a great weekend, NOT a frustrating one!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Chatelaine said...

Sounds like you've been very productive. Cleaning cabinets and distressing furniture.

The back of the dress is beautiful!

bj said...

O, Janie...I have days like that, too. Sometimes, I just go back to bed, watch a movie on tv, drink tea, eat scones and sleep. Usually, when I get back up, things run a little more smoothly. Give it a try sometime. Course, I don't have kids to pick up at school or worry about making dinner for...one small perk of growing older, I guess. :))

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane! I absolutely LOVE your new chairs! The table is perfect! You did a wonderful job! It is such a versatile piece! Bravo!

Your life is as detailed as that beautiful dress!

It's all coming together so nicely!

The one bit of advise I gave Chrislyn before her wedding was to relax, not to expect perfection, a little detail may be missed...only you will notice...and when it's time for Dad to walk you down the aisle...walk slow and feel the love and magic of the day!

Your home is looking lovely to me!

I can't wait to see the image of beautiful Emily with her Dad (The Husband)...and YOU in that "I know you will be gorgeous in purple" dress!

The pre-cleaned Lakehouse is waiting! Can you believe that this will be my third year travelling will you up to the Lakehouse?
I wish you a less frustration on this weekend.
~withLove.




Debbie said...

Oh Jane...I'm sorry some things didn't turn out for you. Good thing we get "do-overs" the next day.
I hope it all works out better in the days ahead for you, sweet lady.
Sending a big hug.
xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet group of girls!

Designs By Pinky said...

Sometimes things just can't sem to go right. Thenit all turns around and I am hoping that happens for you too. Hang in there. We are going through putting our house BACK on the market. Long story but our deal fell through so we are back to square one. XO, Pinky

Lindsey Domer said...

Those side tables turned out fantastic! I love the cream. I am regretting painting all my furniture white... Cream is so much better!

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awal.ny said...

Wow, those decorating problems sound like my past month trying to get my daughters room right. I love the new hydrangeas, I would have never known they were dried from the picture. The little bench too, isn't it so much fun to paint.