What’s your favorite things to read about in blogs and magazines?
DIY Tutorials? Craft Projects? Recipes? Painted Furniture? Room Makeovers? Curtains & Pillows? Please say you like curtains and pillows. 🙂
While I love to read all of these posts my favorites, hands down, are the room makeovers and home tours. I love seeing how everyone else lives in their homes.
So, if these are my favorites to read why are the posts showing my own home so few and far between? Good question.
Well…for starters we could blame it on my irregular dusting habits, the dog hair covering the living room rug and the three pairs of lost shoes lingering throughout living room and kitchen.
All of which was true on the day I took these pictures. But I slapped on my blinders, overlooked the dust and edited out the shoes.
In the business of Interior Design, and throughout this wonderful world of blogging, we tend to focus on the new and improved – the remakes, redo’s, do-over’s, remodels & renovations because we love to see these changes.
But you see, none of those things are happening here. None.
Well, except my lamp redo and I’ve already told you about that.
I look around and know I haven’t moved my accessories in the TV cabinet in ages. In fact, I haven’t put really things back together since Christmas.
For a person who loves change, I know there’s nothing new and exciting going on in here. Which translates…“Why post about it?”
But then I had this epiphany. Actually it was really more of a “duh” moment.
Just because we love seeing the new and improved, the remodeled and renovated and all those adorable updates doesn’t mean everyone is in that stage of their life.
Life doesn’t always allow for changes when we want them. And sometimes remodeling has to wait it’s turn.
We’ll keep the old chair that’s patiently waiting for it’s new upholstery.
We’ll try to ignore the “Why did you go away and leave us with a house sitter?” Christmas present the puppies gave us until I can decide what to do about it.
We’ll put “go check the attic” for a lamp on the top of the to-do list since I had to change something and the old shades sold way faster than I expected them to.
And I’ll be thankful. And I’ll breathe. And I’ll relax. And I’ll continue to be inspired and think of projects I’d like to do.
Because all those ideas I have floating around in my head will someday be accomplished. And if they aren’t…they weren’t that important to begin with.
And I’ll post about my living room in the hopes that it may inspire someone.
Because maybe you’re experiencing the same thing.
Maybe your home needs more than a slipcover on an old chair. Maybe college tuition is taking precedence over new counter tops. Or perhaps you’re making ends meet on one income so you can be a Stay At Home Mom. Or maybe your current schedule leaves little time or energy for renovation projects.
Whatever the reason…you are not alone.
And if you’re like me, and love all the aspects of interior design, it can be so very hard to wait, to put those projects or room-updates on hold.
So, in the meantime…here’s to being content…and attempting to be patient…all the while dreaming up ideas for a new slipcover that you, my friends, will be the first to see!
Sooner or Later.