My Fall 2019 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE is off to abysmal start . . . last week while I was en-route to Los Angeles to pick up the floor tile for my ORC space, I learned that my Grandma Margaret had suddenly fallen ill . . . and by the time I reached my final destination that very afternoon, she was gone 💔 I know that losing a grandparent is never easy for anyone, but damn you guys, she was like a parent to my brother and me and we are absolutely devastated 💔 last week when I hit PUBLISH on my “Week 1” blog post, I was stressing over the fact that the 1928 pedestal sink [I had purchased on Etsy] had not arrived yet. Talk about perspective?! Yep, never thought in a million years I’d be packing a suitcase for an unexpected funeral on Week 2, but here I am, tear-stained cheeks, still no pedestal sink and all! I know what you’re probably already thinking = I should just bow-out of this round of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE [and you’re most likely correct] but for now, I am going to try and take my grief one day at a time and right now, that grief wants lots of TO-DO’s and STAT! But since the pedestal sink still isn’t getting here until next week [OY VEY!] I’m currently at a STAND STILL. I mean sure I could have probably finished the ROUGH WORK this week but since I still have many design decisions left to finalize and I can’t really do a whole lot about THAT without knowing the sink’s specific color [that’s right, y’all, she ain’t your basic white either] I thought it might be better to hold off on finishing the rough work as well. Plus, then I don’t have to get my nails redone before the funeral 😉 yep, working smarter, not harder these days!
If you caught my Instastories last week [before that devastating phone call] you already know which of the above tile I have picked out for the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE, but for those of YOU whom didn’t catch the video about it, feel free to guess in the comments below WHICH tile I ended-up selecting for our future powder room’s new colorful floor [there’s your first hint, y’all = color! hehe] because other than a guessing game, as of right now, all I pretty much have for y’all is a TO-DO list and she’s a little overwhelming at moment so I’m not going to share 😬 let’s hope that after I get back from Texas that the Etsy guy is telling me the truth and that my pedestal sink will actually arrive on Tuesday [fingers crossed] because then I can FINALLY make some decisions around here and get y’all a DESIGN BOARD!
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LOVE these cement tiles!
Right?! I had a hard time narrowing it down to one!
My heart breaks with you, Jenna. When my mom was in her last months, I got the room as far as I could get it and did the reveal on schedule. The room was so far from finished. This said so that you do what is best for you. Finished or not….what is best for you. Just know that we are behind you all the way. XOXO
Thank you so much for your kindness, Susie! Much appreciated!! We shall see what happens when I get back 😉
It wouldn’t be Jenna if it wasn’t full of color! I am so excited to see this damn sink too!
Hehe! You got that right, girlfriend 😉 here’s to hoping we actually see it next week!
I’m sorry for your loss, Jenna.
Thank you, Bari! I so appreciate it 🙂
I am loving all of these tile choices!
Thank you, Mary! It was sort of difficult only picking one 😉
I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother, sending you hugs. And every one of those tiles is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see what you ended up going with!
That’s very kind of you, Tina. Thank you!!
Aww this makes me sad. I will be devastated when my grandpa dies so I can only imagine. Taking one day at a time is a good idea <3
It’s been the absolute worst, Rachel. Treasure your time together! I would do anything just to have one more conversation 🙁
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sometimes keeping busy helps, so I totally get why you’d want to keep going <3
Thank you, Brianna! This round of the ORC is definitely not going too well . . . hoping for a miracle!! 😉
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother passing! I hope you are able to take care of yourself and continue moving forward with the challenge if that is what makes your heart happy.
Well, I thought it would make my heart happy . . . but my emotions are getting the better of me this week!
Your grandmother and grandfather were good friends of my parents. I still have copies of her chocolate cake and ham ball recipes. She once sent a cake to us in Omaha. When my young son saw it, he wondered who was having a birthday! He didn’t know that she made beautiful 3 layer cakes all the time.
No way!! What a small world 🙂 thank you for sharing! This warmed my heart.