- the makeup under my counter
- the coozies on top of my fridge
- the albums falling out of a cabinet
- the basket of mail that won't go away
These projects are real, but they simply flit about the real issue: I want to make some serious changes in our home. It took me 34 years, but I finally have an opinion about furniture, fabrics and lamps. I have a solid idea, a picture in my head, of how I want our home to look . . . and we've got a long way to go.
(I considered inserting a "long way to go" photo here, but just couldn't.)I have no one to blame but myself. As a young gal, when I had money to spend on furniture and accessories, I felt, in alternate waves, overwhelmed and bored:
Those couches seem fine. They're beige. Sold.
Hand-me-down furniture? Why, thank you. Stick it over there, please.
Sure, I'll shop for months and buy an obscene amount of fabric. Just don't ask me to actually commit to covering anything with it.
Eventually, I made some progress. We bought two bookcases at a Virginia furniture store six years ago, and I still adore them. I've painted some of the hand-me-down furniture and made it my own. I've rearranged our furniture more times than you can count. But finally, it has come to this:
It is time to get rid of the furniture we do not like.I'll never fulfill my vision if I keep sitting around with the same old stuff! With that dramatic thought in mind, I listed our "fine, beige" couches and coffee table on craigslist on Sunday night. By Monday morning, I had a buyer. She is supposed to come pick it all up tonight.
|Tonight, we part. Fingers crossed.|
We may be sitting on the floor for a while. I'll keep you posted.
Have you struggled with the design vision for your home? How do you get there once you see it?
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