Welcome to another Mani Cave update. I was hoping to have a huge and glorious reveal this week. But instead most of my progress was centered around intangible activities like shopping, researching and obsessing. It's difficult to take a picture of those things. Although I suppose I could have asked an IKEA employee to take some "action shots" of me looking at VIKA tabletops. So what did I actually accomplish this week?
- Made pilgrimage to IKEA and wandered around overwelmed for the better part of three hours. OUTCOMES: The rug I wanted is too small. The cabinets I REALLY want are too expensive. Swedish meatballs are tasty. I've got champagne wishes and caviar dreams...but they will never be fully realized as long as there's a dining room downstairs just patiently waiting for a table and maybe some chairs. I want to do the room right and not scrimp. I'm worried some of the IKEA stuff won't be "weighty" enough for the room. UGH.
- Officially decided that my clever polish rack idea won't work. For about two seconds I actually contemplated designing a rack, getting a prototype made and opening an Etsy store. But who am I kidding? There's no time for that. So instead we are on Plan C...or maybe Plan D. I can't remember. But I'm pumped about this one. It will be alot of work but fabulous. If it meets final inspection, I'll post a tutorial on the blog so you can make your own.
- And last but not least, we got another whole wall of wainscoting up before the nail gun continued to jam and caused my husband to say some bad words. I try to be encouraging..."Nice job, baby. We'll have this finished up in two months, tops!" In the pic I have the bottom trim leaned up againt the wall. Once we get this trimmed out and painted, it will look like a million bucks!
So because I feel terribly guilty for showing you really nothing two weeks in a row, I've decided I will try to distract you with humor. Most of these funnies have made a tour around the interwebs already so you've likely seen them before. But they still make me chuckle. (source: someecards)
And this last one is my favorite. And not because I think I'm awesome...LOL. It's funny because one of my girlfriends texted me something very similar. But I must say, we polish addicts are pretty awesome!
It looks like I have my work cut out for me next week. If I don't have any TMC progress to show you, I might have to pull out my tap shoes and do a little shuffle-ball-change!