It's Week Five of the One Room Challenge and things are finally starting to fall into place! Linda of Calling it Home says that Week Four is the hardest, and she couldn't be more right! I'm referring to this harrowing time in the challenge as "Glidergate." Why, you ask? Because the scandal over whether we will actually have a functioning chair for the nursery, a major necessary component, was pretty much in question for the majority of the challenge. A few other things went wrong last week, but I feel like I'm on the other side of the hill now and wanted to include a few sneak peeks of the finished parts of the room along with the chair drama!
The story started long ago when I found the absolute perfect chair in Babies R Us. It was a wingback style that not only glided and swiveled, but it reclined. Side note: my husband is tall and has been wanting a big ugly recliner for basically our whole marriage, so when I found this pretty chair that reclined and accommodated his height, I was thrilled. We were told the color we wanted, grey, was a stock color and could be in the store for pick up in ten days. It seemed too good to be true, and it was. The ORC started and I went into Babies R Us eager to purchase our dream glider. As you have probably heard, Toys R US has filed for bankruptcy, and I was informed that our chair had gone from a 10 day lead time to a minimum of 12 weeks! They wouldn't start production on our chair until we ordered it. As a decorator, even custom things can take less time! As a pregnant lady with a growing basketball in my belly, I knew I had to go back to the drawing board. Our perfect chair dreams were crushed.
I found a pretty grey club chair at Wayfair that glided swiveled, reclined, and had two day shipping and ordered it on the spot, the shape wasn't my first choice, but the persistence kicking in my stomach said you better have a glider when I get here! Two days came; and two days passed. After a 45 minute call to customer service, the chairs whereabouts were still unknown. Thankfully, it shipped a few days later and arrived this Tuesday. My heart was full of hope as it was placed in the nursery, only to remove the plastic and discover it was damaged (Yes, all of this is true). A sharp piece of plastic from the frame of the glider had poked through and cut the fabric. Thankfully, the Wayfair team was awesome and quickly got us another glider shipped out. My fingers are crossed that our new glider will arrive unscathed next week.
On other debacle fronts, my plans to DIY an acrylic float frame have been dashed. The acrylic I had cut was cut unevenly, so I had to return it and get two new pieces. I then cracked the new acrylic myself. I ended up ordering a pretty gold bamboo frame from my local shop. Being pregnant, I have to remind myself that my body has limitations it didn't before, and sometimes you need other people's help. It's a humbling experience knowing you can't paint the walls yourself, or drag a huge glider out of a box and set it up, or DIY the hell out of things like you used to just a few months ago, but its also the best and most amazing kind of helpless, because while being able to do all these things is cool, it doesn't compare to ability to grow a perfect tiny person!
Here are some sneak peeks and the good things happening in the room! I feel like the finish line is in sight and I couldn't be more excited! As always, thank you so much for stopping by and a huge thank you to Linda at calling it home for hosting this event! Check back here to see what all the other ORC spaces have going on this week!