We were shooting a project that we worked on over the summer and into the fall - our #DouglasAve Project yesterday to send out to our favourite publications for their consideration. Magazine peeps please sit breathlessly by your email rendering devices in hopes these bad boys end up in your mailbox. The transformation is remarkable. I mean, it's shut the front door, oh my farking good gracious, night and day different.
The client, who I adore, and knows that I have a whacky sense of humor will forgive me when I say that upon walking in to the then dining room of the house, I thought that I'd just missed out on the Church Group/Quilting B/AA Meeting what with the folding table as dining room table. There was little to no light in the space and they had THE tiniest/narrowest front hall I've ever seen. Furniture that not only filled the space in the living room, but it pressed you up against the walls it was so big. I was kinda worried we wouldn't be able to get it back out of the hosue without extreme measures but we did.
The contractor for the project was both a designer's and a client's dream to work with but the project did have it's share of normal snafus including drapery fabric that arrived something like the 1st week of December that was ordered in JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweet Gods Almighty. Was totally worth it you will soon see.
There are finishing touches and styling that need to still happen. I tempted them with the MOST gorgeous carpet today... fingers crossed they have a smallish winfall to afford it. It will be hard to find an alternative after this baby... ::whistles::
Enough with the taunting though.. I will indulge you in a few lil peeks but here's why...
I had another post for you. I was going to post it yesterday you may or may not recall. But the pictures, I soon discovered, I had not saved properly and were sitting on the version of the blog I had started at my office. No bigs. This afternoon, when I got into the office, I went to save them to the post so that I would just load it up here this evening and Bob would be my uncle - actually, Bob is my GREAT Uncle unless he's passed away and my brother forgot to tell me. It's possible, other relatives have passed and no one sent me the memo. I really need to focus more and digress less, what was I going on about again.. right. Blog, pictures, post. Well... when I went to refresh and log back in at the office I got an error message. I'm guessing that my own blog decided to protest SOPA or something, had a blackout (been hitting the sauce too much have you Expression Engine?) and voila it censored itself into oblivian. No idea where or why or how it all came to be but the entire thing is toast. (I need to find out why that expression is what it is and the origin of it but Wiki is down today too SCREW YOU SOPA - CENSORSHIP IS WRONG WRONG WRONG!)
So ya, I'm a dork. I'm sure user error is involved and I have to start from scratch. However, dinner didn't happen until after 9pm and so you win! Sneak peeks for everyone. You Get One... You Get One... you know the Oprah drill. Hmm does Oprah have a line of drills yet? Probably.