We bought our new house last year and I envisioned immediately how I wanted every room to look. I knew the house needed some work but I wasn’t prepared for how much. The projects soon became overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to design a dining room built in but we had pipes to fix, a leaky basement, our front door was falling apart, the kitchen circuit breaker would pop if the motor to the fridge turned on when I was making toast. Agh!
My husband couldn’t understand why I wanted to buy curtains when he needed to line up a contractor. The thought of not decorating my house for perhaps YEARS while he fixed the structural issues literally made me want to cry. When would I ever have my home decorated and ready to invite guests over?
“You can have it all – just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey
I totally understand that fixing the foundation is important, it just doesn’t exactly satisfy my creative urges and looking at blank white walls was making me stir crazy. I needed to start on something. On anything! I also needed to have the creative satisfaction of seeing results, a little retail therapy and buying knick knacks wasn’t going to cut it. I had to start somewhere and considering that hubby dearest was stressing about mounting credit card bills, I had to start small. By small, I mean damn near free.
Luckily, I have a creative streak a mile wide and a DIY attitude. I’ve been kicking around the idea of some picture frames made of weathered wood. So I decided to make that my first project. It might take awhile to finish decorating my home, especially when I get to the more expensive ideas but my mantra is, “One wall at a time.” If I’m consistent, before I know it, my entire house will be transformed in no time. So stay tuned for more home projects!
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