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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The truth is that it's all unfinished!

On Sunday, we asked you for some feedback, and we got some really valuable comments. Several of you want to see more of our homes, and this summer, you’re definitely going to do just that! Below is SOME of the stuff I’ll be working on and there’ll of course be reveals along the process :)

The fiancé and I had a long discussion last night about what we wanted to get done in the house. He complained about none of the rooms being completely finished and that he wanted our home to actually get finished. (we have a tendency to move every time we’re completely done, and we’ve promised ourselves not to do that this time)

I was of course super offended and felt criticized, but after a good night's sleep I realized that what he said was true. Not ONE room in the house is completely finished. I guess I could blame my busy schedule with two girls under 2,5 yrs, the blog, Design Refuge which is launching any day now, friends, being a girlfriend, getting married, client projects, helping out friends with their homes (which I love!)... But I can't blame anyone but me. I've always been a doer, and I'm not stopping now.

In true "doer" spirit, I'm making a list, and the goal is to have everything finished by the end of this summer:

Bedroom:

I would really have loved to paint or wallpaper the walls here, but I’m going to try to get the “shit” colored walls to work first.

- New ceiling light fixture
- A vanity / dresser
- Wall art
- Lamp shade for lamp at night stand (nattbord) (maybe new night stand?)
- Sliding doors for the wardrobe
- A rug
- Hang curtains

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(am kind of horrified by showing this pic, since I’m SO not happy with the way it looks at the moment)


Living Room:

The living room is going to go through a pretty massive makeover in terms of furniture…

- New sofa - check! (we bought a NEW sofa on Saturday!! Whoppidooo!!)
- New sofa table
- Paint credenza
- Hang curtains
- Get shelves built over the play corner
- Get my little green chinoserie light rewired and get him a lamp shade!!

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(say bye to this stunner of a sofa – it’s soon to be replaced by a cornered lounge sofa)

Entry way:

- Fix the chinoserie table (paint etc)
- Paint fuse box with chalk paint

chinoserie

Staircase:
- Get that friggin' Suzani stretched and save the Anna Spiro inspired painting for my home office!

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The garden:

- Get flowers and plant them(I have a list from our garden planner - my mom :))
- New patio furniture
- Get two new sunbeds

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Indie's Room:

- Fix lamps
- Hang two pictures

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Stella's Room:
- What's not to fix? (it’s basically empty right now, with just a bed and a dresser)

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Laundry Room:
- Fix the stupid brass pulls (isn’t it annoying how it’s the smallest things that take the longest time to fix??)
- Faucet needs to be installed

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As you can probably tell, I have more than enough in store for me (and YOU!) this summer!!

xoxo

dagnysign

18 comments:

LINDA from OEKE said...

Your life sounds like mine. Tooooo much to do, so little time and 2 little kiddies. AND we do up our houses then sell them straight away and never get to really enjoy what we have done. We are undecided what to do with this one. We are still a good year + off finishing but are umming and ahhing over it. Good luck finishing all your rooms. I look forward to seeing them (-:

bluehydrangea said...

I'm the same way..nothing is finished. I get excited and start new projects and forget to finish the old ones. Your laundry room is amazing!!!

Urbanstems said...

I love it...its like looking into one of my many and I do mean many notebooks and long unfinished lists..Dagny! Goodluck with everything and the fact you have this post to go back to will help!! Cant wait to see everything and thanks for all the sneak peeks.your house is just fab anyway.what about your laundry room-eh fabulous girlfriend!!!! Sinead x

my Wonderworld said...

Det er jo bare småting som står igjen! ;-)

Digger det nye vaskerommet deres og gleder meg til å følge med på prosjektene dine. Du gjør en fantastisk jobb!!!

Leah said...

Honestly I am a bit jealous because I feel like my house is getting to the point where I want it and I love projects and I am running out! Enjoy this time and you have so much going with all your great pieces! You are so talented!

Milk and Honey Home said...

Are you kidding me?! That pendant in the bedroom and that laundry room are my dream!! beautiful! Please let me know when you are happy with the pics so I can feature your home on my blog! Thanks, Julie

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

Well, Dagny, a lot of work but it will be so worthy! Let me now make the list of what I'd DIE for in your home: the chandelier from your daughter's bedroom, so much fun! And of course the chandelier from your bedroom - CHIC! Your laundry room is so stylish! one of the few I've seen in my life! And of course the Imperial Trellis wallpaper in your entryway - BEAUTIFUL! Keep us posted! xoxo

ashlina {the decorista} said...

dagny. everything looks so amazing girl! way to go. your laundry room makes me weak in the knees. :) love it xo

Debbie said...

My house is almost finished and a blank canvas with nothing on it or in it. Non of what I have or know compares to you though. Keep at it my girl, you will get it all done. By the way I like Indie's room. THe chandelier is gorgeous and I like the pinks in the room. The yellow chair doesn't quite match though. Hmmmm

Mona said...

Alt ser STUNNING ut hos deg uansett, og tiden springer vel ikke fra deg! Det er min vanlige frase når jeg snakker om alt som må gjøres..!

Jeg har skrytt av deg med link inn her i mitt siste innlegg, ang det å våge å gjøre ting annerledes, -det smashing flotte taket ditt!

;-D

Ha en fortsatt herlig uke!

Klem fra *Mona

Mammadamen said...

Å, lekkert! Jeg elsker tapetet i trappeoppgangen, og den på badet! Og så deilig symmetri du har. Det er spennende og inspirerende å se hvordan du bevisst har plassert elememtene i forhold til hverandre. Gleder meg til å se mer:-)

Ønsker både deg og Rikke en strålende dag:-)

Klem fra Mammadamen

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Linda - Hehe, I guess our lives must be pretty similar!!

bluehydrangea - You know, I think it's part of being in a creative process continuously! We alsways get new ideas that we HAVE to implement.

Sinead - Lol, thank you so much! I'm actually so looking forward to finishing everything!!

Mww - Tuuusen takk!! Kommer snart og tar bilder av leiligheten din, den skal ut på SC!

Leah - Thank you so much!! I'm jealous of you since you're almost finished, and everything is looking SOOO awesome!!

Julie - I'm sending you an e-mail in 5 min!!

Ludmila - Thank you!!! It definitely has potential, and I'm hoping it'll rock when it's finished!! :)

Ashlina - well, what can I say about my laundry room... It's my favorite place in the house!!

Debbie - but you just moved in!! How is it even remotely possible?? I'm impressed!

Mona - så morsomt at du la merke til taket! Den femte veggen kaller jeg det, alt for mye oversett!

Mammadamen - tusen takk for en veldig fin kommentar. Symmetri er noe jeg ELSKER. Samtidig er jeg utrolig tiltrukket av det usymmetriske, men min hjerne krever tydeligvis symmetri - jeg har det overalt! Fniis... Og jeg er ikke minst utrolig glad for at du er inspirert! :)


xx
dagny

thelennoxx said...

We are in for a lot of fun in other words! And I completely disagree about your bedroo, I really love it, the wall color, the wallpapered ceiling (LOVE) and the shell chandelier =D

designstiles said...

The chair in Stella's room is precious. Love it. Oh and your laundry room came out great!

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