things are happening 'round here..slowly but surely..

as much as i HATE "sneak peaks" i have no choice but to do them bc it takes me a long time to complete a perject.

for no other reason than the money to complete said perjects comes in, like, once every 2 months.

today's peak comes from fiona's room.

the bed is mostly there.

just missing a bedskirt..

the fabric is designer's guild through kimber mcG.

she made the whole bed.  i asked for the serena and lily st. germain shape.

she delivered.

it's awesome.

the pillow covers are windsor smith riad in jet.

also from house of pemberley.

the sheets are lands end. 

and apparently no longer available.



there was the addition of a bedside table/chest of drawers...

it came from craigslist and it was reallyreally orange and heinous..

i stripped the shit out of it.


 i am going to do a liming wax just as soon as amazon delivers the wax.

it still looks orange in the picture but i promise it has toned down quite a bit.

i just wanted it to be natural.

no paint.

just wood.

it's super pretty and i even contemplated stealing it for my entry.

but the girl needs drawers in a big way.



this weekend i will complete the wall paint which was going to be a minty green but in her room the green

was not working.  like at all.

it looked like a room in a rehab center.


so instead i am going with a pinky lavender..

m stew.  lavender verbena.

it's more orchid than lavender.

it's warm and girly.


i was inspired by this door:


i am selling her expedit bookshelves bc they take up the only wall without a window on it in her room.

this way i can have curtains instead of shades!

hear that kimber?


not sure what i'm gonna do there but since the room is small i'd like to keep the curtains solid and possibly the same color as the walls.  and maybe do a pretty this:

only not greek key. what?

i don't want a solid trim.


maybe a pom pom trim?

 that light looks like a cluster of hemorrhoids.  you're welcome.




then there is the desk issue.

she needs one.

i have been searching craigs forever.

i'd like a parson's style desk or something with clean lines like that.

but a campaign desk would be all kinds of awesome too.


desks i like..


not a desk but i'd take it.





and a rug.

need one of those too.

i'll cross that bridge in 2013, probably.


so, while i wish i could give you a bam bang whizz with a full reveal we all might be dead by the time that happens.


that's where i'm at.





downton on sunday!!!

though you should know that the golden globes are also on sunday and i plan on watching those first.

so downton on monday,

globes on sunday.

will do a dress recap on monday.



this was a much longer post than i had intended.