August 16, 2011

nothing like inviting guests over to get you going

I'll blame it on the lazy days of summer, but in the past few months I've been slacking bigtime on projects around the house. I have projects I've started and not finished; I have many more projects that I need to cross off the list, but I just keep thinking "someday" when it's cooler, when I have more time, when I have more money I'll tackle them. But now, there's an invitation, to my house, and I can't avoid doing these things anymore.

kinda wish this was my house right now. and how cute is that green front door!

Ugh, the panic! People are coming over! People who are important, or will be important, to me! And they know I'm a designer and are going to look, really look, at my house, expecting to be impressed! Mind you, these really are kind, sweet people and they're absolutely not going to be judging me. They're not at all going to be critically examining my spaces the way I do. Still...

I'm trying to control that voice in my head. And I've got to take action to do it. So here's what's on my list this week.

{1} Finish trimming out the reupholstered chair.
{2} Slipcover cocktail ottoman.
{3} Spruce up the foyer.
{4} Clean, clean, clean.

All totally doable. Wish me luck. And stay tuned for results! You are here to hold me accountable, ladies!

10 comments:

jen said...

I know the feeling! I decided to throw an impromptu surprise party for my brother in law but am in the middle of recovering all of my dining room chairs. 3 more to by 5:00...and I work til 4!! :) Good luck with your projects!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

So true. There is no motivator like the pressure of a houseful of guests to light the fire. I have very long list myself, I expect I'll be in high gear a few weeks before Thanksgiving!

hollyG said...

Seriously, nothing like a party or gathering at your house to get in high gear w/ the projects and cleaning. I'm in the EXACT same boat. We're having a party for our daughter this weekend and all of our family will be over. I've got major to-do lists going.

Kate said...

Good luck, Case! How exciting!!

Fran said...

Good luck Casey!! I know the feeling (although I'm not a professional designer). The past 24 hours I've been working frantically getting the house just perfect before the stagers & pictures are taken. When they came, they gave me tons of compliments (which made me feel good). But, now they're changing things and it is so weird and kind of driving me nuts b/c I want to be involved!!!

The Vintique Object said...

Ok, I'm guessing that these people are going to be holding you accountable too. But we can hold you too it. Hmmm. I wonder if a photoshoot crew is arriving. I wouldn't be at all surprised!
Camille

Jenn said...

I laughed out loud at this post because 1. I think summer is the perfect time to slack (or that's just my justification ;), and 2. I purposely invite people over when I know there's things I want to get finished. It's the most perfect motivator. Good luck! :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Lol. So this is the reason why I don't have people to my house over the summer :)

My Many Moments said...

Ok, I can totally relate! We have friends coming for a visit and I admire her taste so I want my house to be perfect. Good luck getting everything done, you will rock it.
By the way, your house is already amazing. Just have them sit on your DIY daybed and they will be in heaven ;)

Auntie Bliss said...

So true!
If only I had company every night...

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