This has been a busy week for sure! As mentioned in the last ORC post, progress was on track. I was moving furniture in for finishing touches and editing…… Let’s just say, that has not yet happened. We did make progress by completing the trim detail but fell short of the goal. Our architectural salvage appraisal business took front seat…. As a result, I am drawing inspiration remotely. Does anybody recognize where I am? Here is a hint…… I had an inspection in Dallas where I am appraising materials from a large estate renovation. Rather than sending their unwanted (beautiful) materials to a landfill, they are donating to Habitat for Humanity Restore. The owners will receive a tax deduction, the landfill will have some relief, and Habitat will raise money for their mission…..oh, and think of the happy Restore shoppers! A win, win for all involved. My daughter and I are overdue for some quality time together so we made it a girls trip….and what’s just outside of Dallas??
I will be honest. I was not so sure about what I was going to find here. I started watching Fixer Upper early on and thoroughly enjoyed the show. I thought what they were doing with the silos was brilliant…..but I was apprehensive about the visit. Had it turned into a little Disneyland? Was it going to be too crowded to enjoy? etc, etc. Well, I am happy to say that Rebecca and I absolutely enjoyed ourselves. It was a bit crowded but the outside space is large, the food trucks were super cute (excellent avocado toast), and people were smiling all around us. That last bit was the best surprise. Despite the loads of visitors, the positive fun vibe you see in the show seems to fill the air, the people, and the décor at Magnolia….and that is something I want to bring back to my ORC project….to breathe life into the room. My inspiration for this last leg is to make the room beautiful inside and out. Fill it with positivity and depth of soul.
So that’s my story for week five…… Time to buckle down for the last few days. I am excited to see all of the other ORC spaces and browse their stories. You can find that at http://www.oneroomchallenge.com