I am not a professional _____whatever this job is______(fill in the blank).
I am just a mom, and wife trying to juggle everything… (which is impossible by the way! But I am usually one of the only ones that sees all the dishes piling up!)
When it comes to sharing my projects, what else is stopping me, besides lack of time? I don't have new furniture, I haven't finished fixing the furniture I plan on updating, and we have a budget (well really that isn't true, we don't have any more allotted funds for this project at the moment)… and I have toys, spit up and cat hair on my couches, and a HUGE pile of clothes in the laundry room… and that is my life.
This is what I know about myself:
I am a perfectionist…
I am (often) a procrastinator….
I have a short attention span…
I can be a little too laid back about finishing projects on a schedule.
I have 2 beautiful girls, a great husband, a black cat… and my yard really needs to be mowed! So many other things to do.
I also run this blog, and have an email in perpetual stuffed-ness mode, feels a bit like drowning in email (sometimes I feel like “Uncle Vernon-ing” my little tail to an remote island to get away from all the mail)!
(BTW – I am not trying to complain, I am just on a little journey of discovery… and trying to get over my own personal imperfections and quirks!)
I am constantly fighting the feeling of not having it good enough, or changing my mind mid project so I don't show you what I am up to. But today, I am showing you my living room, I took the pictures this afternoon. There are moldings missing, paint is missing, holes to be patched or sanded, my art is push pinned to the wall… and not in a “I'm too cool to care way”, but in a “Wouldn't it be nice to have something on my wall, since I bought this… oh well what the heck way…” and there are a lot of things that are unfinished… but here it is.
Okay, so there. It is out there, missing moldings, no art up, unpainted chair, and free of all the cool things that 2 years old pull off of table tops. I have a few things to do, but I am happy to have gotten this project off my chest.
p.s. One of the reason's the art is not done is because I plan on building a faux fireplace mantel. But I just have to say, do you notice how the painting and the rug are like a perfect color match… a happy accident! I am so glad about it. Both were considered for the proper color scheme, but I didn't know they would be meant for each other!
Remodelaholic is written by Cassity and Justin. Cassity has a degree in interior design and Justin is a landscape architect, so we adore everything that makes up a HOME! We love to share home remodeling ideas and projects we’re working on. From huge kitchen renovation ideas to small bathroom remodels, there isn’t anything we won’t try to tackle (at least once!). We are in the midst of our third whole home renovation, (check out house 1 and house 2 as well, so there should be a lot more inspiration coming your way. We hope that you will stop by often for home design inspiration, tutorials, interior design tips, delicious recipes and what going on in our family life.