I’ve been a frantic hot mess all day today. Why? Because I’ve been waiting on a very important phone call that I’ve been anticipating for the past 6 weeks. I can’t even tell you how I felt when that phone rang at 4:30pm this afternoon. I jumped up and screamed “The phone is ringing! This could be the call!” and my husband looked at me like I was a maniac and said “Then answer it!!”. I looked down at the phone, and swiped right.
It may seem so silly to be so excited for a phone call, but this one is going to be life changing. About 3 months ago I discovered LuLaRoe, an amazing consultant based clothing company with the world’s most comfy clothes. Dresses, skirts, tops and those famous “buttery leggings” everyone has been gasping and fighting each other over. I ordered my first pair, and I was hooked. Soon after I started buying pieces here and there, and an addiction was born. I figured the only way to get “my fix” was to become a consultant myself.
I started dreaming about LuLaRoe. I couldn’t get over it. My husband thought I was crazy and it was just another hair brained scheme, like trying to sell hair bows and jewelry at local craft fairs, or this blog. I’m the kind that’s always gotta be “up to something”. But this was different. I could feel it in my bones.
I started plotting my execution of starting my LuLaRoe empire and asked my mom if she would let me “borrow” one of the rooms in her home to set up a small “office” and in-home boutique. It would get me over there, allow us to spend more time together, and help me be more motivated. Only problem was the room hadn’t really been used in a while and was sort of out of date, and dusty. It needed a MAJOR overhaul, and so I committed myself to turning that room into a thriving work space. I started on my room renovation.
It took me close to 4 weeks of cleaning, painting, building furniture, setting up various accounts, buying supplies, you name it. All I needed was clothes. I got that call tonight.
And I know I’ve been sort of AWOL on the blog – I’ve been insanely busy with my empire, ok? Haha! But I am hitting the ground running with this business, and I am so so so excited to share it all with you as soon as it’s ready! (Until then, feel free to join my VIP Shopping Group!) The full room reveal with come next week once all my clothes are in, unboxed and hung up. I’ve still go to assemble my clothes racks too…
So here are some shots of the before… it was pretty dusty. Don’t tell my mom, but I cleaned up quite a bit of dust bunnies and old cobwebs from the corners of the room. I went through a TON of Viva paper towels.
Seriously, those things were a godsend! Especially when I would drip paint on the baseboards, or myself. A bit of water and a Viva paper towel and I was good to go.
I stocked up at Walmart so I would have some on hand at the boutique for any other spills or messes too. I have even more at home, they are my favorite paper towels for their durability, wet or dry.
Here are a few shots during the painting process. It took me about 4 days, over the course of 2 weeks to cover that horrific sponge painted pink and orange look my mom did in the early 2000’s. You can thank Martha Stewart for the faux trend back then.
I opted for light cool neutral grey walls, with a bright teal accent wall where the windows are. It took at least 2 coats with primer to cover the heavily textured walls at my mom’s house. I’m still finding spots that need touch ups – the price I pay for being a perfectionist!
More Viva paper towels – my must have for any big job!
I think the after is coming along nicely, don’t you? The new colors totally open up the room! And make it a lot more modern too! The next step is furnishing the place, which is what I am smack dab in the middle of. Lots and lots of cleaning! I can’t even begin to describe the amount of cleaning required for an entire room overhaul, but let’s just say I’ve been through a few rolls of those Viva paper towels in the past 4 weeks.
Here is what the room looks like today, without inventory, and without the last few finishing touches, i.e. racks, table cloths, etc. Look at all those lonely hangers…
My dress form is wearing my kimono because she was cold, in case you were wondering. I still have to clean up that old filing cabinet of my dad’s and paint it too. That will be a DIY post soon as well. My walls also needs tons of artwork, but at least the room is clean!
I mostly used natural based cleaning products and water, since most of my spring cleaning issues were just dust, cobwebs and the occasional paint drip. What do you think?
What are your must haves to stock in your homes this Spring? Have you started Spring Cleaning yet?!
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