"The Waiting Game" is what I refer to as that period of time when I am waiting, impatiently, for a client to make up their mind whether or not they are going ahead with the proposed work. Sometimes I have a good sense of what the outcome will be, other times…I am clueless. For the 2 ceilings recently proposed, I knew this would be a go, just not so certain ‘when’ work would begin, or if both ceilings would happen at once. This client was supposed to call me the next day after I met with her so I could place the order for the Modellos ™. No call came. I did not want to keep bugging her, so waited it out through the weekend. Still no call. To keep my own schedule on track, I really need to get in there and do the prep work, while I am waiting for the Modellos™ to be made and shipped. This way, the ceilings will be all ready, and I will fit in another job while waiting for the arrival of the Modellos™ and installation of the beams. Finally, I gave the client a call yesterday and she told me she was just waiting for me to come over and begin! Grrr….
Both ceilings are a go, so I placed the order for the Modellos™ I will be using for each project, this morning on line. Over at the Modello Designs website, ordering is all so very easy! I had already picked out the designs I wanted to use for the 2 ceilings and stored them in My Design Library on this site, so just had to click away and request confirmation for the quote. I did that around 7 a.m. (EST) this morning. Then, I went out for the day, returned at 4 p.m. and had a message waiting for me from Michelle at Modello Designs, asking me to give her a call to finalize the order. Very quick, responsive, and pleasant service! Michelle went through the order with me and answered any and all questions I had. The order will be shipped out Thursday. Since I am not in a huge rush for this, having to get my prep work done first and also have the beams installed, I had the order shipped Ground UPS. Michelle says some sample pieces for me to do sample boards with will be included with my order, so I will get a few boards prepped for their arrival. This will be great, because I have not totally worked out the colors I will be using for the Modellos.™
Here are my client’s 2 ceilings again… just waiting their transformation! 😉
The Office Ceiling, pictured on the left, will have "beams" installed to form 9 panels. I will paint the ceiling first and do the glazing, before the wood is installed. This will be easier than working around all the wood. The Sunroom Ceiling, pictured on the right, will have that center beam darkened and wood grained, plus a corner scroll design in each of the four corners . The Ceiling in this room is a nice shade of tan, so all work will be done directly on this color.