This has been – by FAR – the best project I’ve ever undertaken.
I’m feeling pretty fortunate. After all, it’s not every day that you have the opportunity to work with one of your favourite brands. As a self-professed Urban Barn junkie, I’ve coveted their furniture from the moment we signed the purchase agreement for our home. (In fact, I *think* I actually buggered off work for the rest of the day so I could pop in to a nearby store.) Regardless, when I think of my home, I think of Urban Barn. And my Yoshi Bedroom Set. And my Groove Chair… Lucent Round Damask Mirror… Umbra Wall Clock… City in Motion Collage… Aldo Bar Stools… London Bedding Collection…
(Today, I can add Carradine Leather Sofa Chaise, Strike Coffee Table and Benito Floor Lamp to that list.)
Let’s rewind. If you remember, I posted about my #ProjectLivingRoom a few weeks ago. Essentially, I was looking to breathe life into the room; after my recent Reno-cation, I had rearranged the furniture to make the space more “livable”. Trouble is, I had a few thorns in my side:
A) The light fixture that Ryder has tried to topple 36 times. I’ve always managed to catch him in time, but now that he finally understands he’s not allowed to touch it… the appetite for destruction is alive and well in his little brother (who laughs like a maniac as he tries to bring it down).
B) The shifting glass coffee table from hell. Seriously, it can take someone’s eye out. Again, a B.C. (before children) purchase; we generally have it moved off to the side and balance our drinks on our laps instead.
C) The area rug that doesn’t show dirt. Cause it looks dirty all the time, obviously. Husband loves it – I’d love to leave it on the curb next garbage day. #notmycupoftea
D) The mass-marketed sectional, that has required servicing twice in two years for wear and tear.
But if I get down to the real reason I wanted a makeover, I suppose it comes down to this: all of the above items were purchased in a vain attempt to duplicate a designer living room… while sadly falling short of the mark. However, it’s one thing to emulate a “look”… quite another to match the freakishly high quality and styling of Urban Barn furniture.
This is where the aforementioned “fortunate” part comes in….