My latest In her shoes featured lady really needs no introduction. In my eyes she is pure blog royalty. She has quite the following with her witty, honest and stylish posts. One of my favorite things on her blog is her bookcase of the day images. Totally something I adore as well. My dream has always been to have my own library in my home so I totally relate.
I now love logging on to her blog even more, because she is living the dream. First she started out as a design blogger that then led to her own interior decorating company, which has now lead to a store front!!!!!!
I’m so excited for Jamie and wish her nothing but the best! Today she has graced us with a typical day in her life now as an almost shop owner. The store is set to open at the beginning of Nov!
Check back in the coming weeks, because once this shop is up and running we will be featuring a new IN HER SHOES with Jamie so that we can how things have changed!
i wake up, angry. i hate waking up. every single morning. everything about it. sucks. i’d rather be sleeping.
pull on my gross painting clothes and come downstairs to find rowdy still asleep with his hippo
pile in the car, rowdy in squirrel costume, head to shop
we get there – yes the store is 4 minutes from my house. such a better commute than my last job of despair and stress.
my mom has driven up for the day to help me paint. she starts with a desk we’re turning red, and i head to starbucks for breakfast.
time to check on almost finished pieces
i put the hardware back on this credenza – i took it home to shine up with magic potion. now all it’s lacking are the doors
table i polyurethaned the night before is dry. this will be used for display (and is for sale too!)
then i vacuum, b/c i’m ocd and it makes me feel better
my sign man shows up with window decals ready to install! i’ve been sooo excited about this
my mother-in-law stops in with plants for my pots on the front stoop. she plants. i admire.
the street is lovely with fallen leaves
head down to basement to work on a second coat for a pair of purple dressers
dog park break. it’s right around the corner.
back to painting. second coat on a turquoise coffee table
i head to anthro to check out their knobs on sale.
i find a few, plus some other delights (for the store of course – i no longer have personal needs)
to target. just looking for a trash can for the bathroom in the store. fail.
this was the only thing i was drawn to, but it didn’t make the cut.
i did, however, find these delectable little victoria hagan lamps for a client. done.
to homegoods. need a mat for the front door. again: fail. but DID see these cute lamps.
consider them for a client, but decide against them b/c of the shade
oh!, and there was this sexy etagere
home, get brian meares, head to K&W – dinner of champions.
back home. new project. i’m going to hang a few inspiration boards in the shop. i’m using the god awful drop ceiling tiles that i ripped out, and covering them in linen. i am presented with a problem early in the process
linen stapled on. with brian’s help, who complained the entire time
then i add pink velvet ribbon.
i need to criss cross the other way, but i’m spent. tomorrow night, maybe.
interneting. project runway. brownie eating. back hurting. super glue on my finernails. living the dream.
A big thank you to Jamie for participating! I know the grand opening is going to be a huge success! If you are in the Raleigh, North Carolina then you must stop in and give Rowdy a big smooch from me!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
I’m busy, busy today with prep work for a client meeting this weekend and then it will finally be the weekend!!!