I was blog cruising when I stumbled upon an invitation on Temple & Webster to write a comment about your own decorating disaster. The prize – an opportunity to kick it with Australian mega stylist Megan Morton….
Mad if you don’t I thought so I wrote this….
Of course like all these other lovely ladies the thought of taping into Megan Morton’s magical mind makes my pulse rase. So it is without hesitation that I share my delightful decorating disaster with you.
It was the 90′s – Madonna was pumping the airwaves, step aerobics, suit jackets and skin tight leggings were the rule of the day and I had a bad case of sponge fever.
We were living in Wellington, NZ. We’d bought a lovely old flat roofed house on a hill with a huge apricot painted lounge. In my decorating wisdom I thought that I could “modernise it” with 1 litre of white paint and a sea sponge that on recollection reminds me of Sponge Bob Squarepants.
It took me about a week to get just the right look!
Oh the shame….
I didn’t think much more about it and then I received this…
Thank you for entering our Megan Morton competition on the Temple & Webster blog – you might have seen that you got an honourable mention for your paint sponging work in the 1990s!The winner of a day’s work with Megan has unfortunately had to drop out due to a pre-planned holiday, so I wondered if you would be interested in taking her place.
After I completed a vigorous version of the dance of joy and sent some gratitude to the girl who’s place I was filling, I emailed Victoria at Temple & Webster a big fat yes and booked my flight to Sydney.
Seven sleeps later I was standing next to Megan, ironing, zhoosing, listening and learning. It was 100% pure awesomeness. Megan is generous, gorgeous and a complete gun at what she does. Everyone on the shoot was super talented and nice. Sydney turned out a day of pure sunshiney goodness and I felt ten feet tall and bulletproof.
This is how it looked in pictures.
On the way back to the airport I stopped in at Megan’s school. It was dressed for a function, the entrance strung with rows of bunting to invite you in.
I also got a tour of the propery – seriously it was like walking into Xmas. I didn’t want to leave.
I would like to say a colossal thank you to Temple & Webster for running such a fabulous competition and to Megan Morton for being simply fabulous.