What do you get when you cross a snail, a sloth and a tortoise
covered in molasses???
A home renovation.
I’m ready for this thing to be done.
But…..the light at the end of the tunnel is in my viewfinder.
I’m so psyched for it to be finished.
What keeps me going is how far its come.
Our family room before had lots of challenges.
The top 3 being:
1. It was DARK. Our house faces north and this room is on the front. The natural light (even with three windows and 2 glass doors) is sparse.
I never, ever, ever go in there during the day because it’s downright depressing.
(Disclaimer…this photo is real-life, not styled.)
2. Big. Honking. Plaster. Weirdly angled. Fireplace.
3. Serious furniture arranging limitations.
Which drove. me. batty. No matter how I arranged it, it looked funky.
Though it’s not finished (the built-in bookcases aren’t in yet, the trim isn’t finished, and it hasn’t been painted)…
The progress is amazing.
This photo was taken yesterday. (The floors aren’t shiny…they are still wet.)
I feel like this whole room just lost 50 pounds.
And rocked some Crest Whitestrips.
It’s so much lighter, brighter and airier.
The danger of moving 14 times in 20 years,
is that you end up with a collection of furniture that doesn’t necessarily “fit” a space.
Ours looked very hodgepodgey.
So I sold everything.
I’m going much lighter and much sparser on furniture and accessories.
My vision for this room is farmhouse fresh meets coastal cozy.
Easy and breezy is the goal.
And rather than following my usual M.O. which is to pick things quickly to fill the space and be done….
Insert Dr. Phil here —> “How’s that working for ya????”
It’s SO not.
That strategy leads to a HomeGoods explosion in the basement.
This time? I’m taking my time.
Making very thoughtful selections that I won’t be tired of in three weeks.
I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, I have lots of other spaces/progress to show you.
Meanwhile, I’m doing a TGIF happy dance.
Enjoy your weekend!