Do you guys ever feel stress?
I am sure I am the only one in this little world that does. ha. That thought is a little self absorbed I am sure.
Well, this is a rather frustrating thing for me to admit, let me explain. I got my degree in interior design. I am on a budget, to be clear a TIGHT budget. I have never actually purchased new furniture (okay 4- $20.00 dining chairs and an faux leather ottoman $90.00, both for cost during my internship)
So, I look at all these awesome design blogs, and then look at my completely unfinished house and feel overwhelmed. There is no way I can buy a new couch, side chair, awesome fabric, a million other things… yet.
But besides that, even if I can squeeze 50.00 out of my grocery budget to spend on home stuff, I am just swimming with ideas, that I have no idea where to start.
I have never had a single favorite thing my whole life(obviously besides my husband and daughter… i am talking things). I have a list of favorite movies, foods and things to do. When it comes to design I would feel as comfortable in a contemporary feeling home as a clean simple country home. I guess you could say my taste is eclectic, but I desire some sort of linking element. I have always tried to do this with color… But I just don’t want to be confined in my color palette. I NEED color. There is no color what. so. ever. in Texas during winter.
But I want my house to look, well, AWESOME… without spending a dollar.
I am not afraid to work, in fact I love to work on my house, there is hardly anything else as self affirming to me as a good long day of housework. Weird I know. I just feel such a sense of accomplishment… and it is not usually because my house is clean at the end of a project day, quite the opposite is true usually, rather, that accomplishment is from now having a dimmer switch, a new pair of drapes, and the books are organized by author, finally. Ah… love.
But, now that I have Etta, I haven’t had a block of two hours to myself for 6 months. So, my thoughts go from one place to another. Last night I was laying awake until 3:00 in the morning praying to fall asleep only to have to jot down another idea that just struck me onto the already full piece of 8.5 x 11 paper.
Do you guys feel this way?
Am I a complete nutter?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.