A few weeks ago, Laura at Decor To Adore announced an upcoming party series about falling in love with your house again and fixing what ails it.
It was tailor made for me for two reasons:
#1... I have some decor that I do not adore... and
#2... I've been under the weather lately, which means that I have come down with an acute case of Sedentary Syndrome. You know....that glass half empty view of a space which comes from an uncharacteristic amount of time sitting around and staring at it.
That's what I've been doing for the past week or so. I even went to so far as to get a pad and pencil to list the offenders.
As the list grew, I admit to getting kind of overwhelmed. It's probably not the smartest move to make yourself house sick when you're already body sick, is it?
So I put down my list and decided to go in a completely different direction. I decided to tackle the # 1 design feature in my house in which I'm the most remedial.
Decorating my walls.
Folks, I'm a C- wall dresser. I've been known to keep entire walls empty in a room because I couldn't decide what to do with them. When I do take the leap, I stay smack dab inside the old box. You know... pictures, plates, maybe a little iron thingie or a wreath... Even then, I lack the art of the display.
I'm not so good with change, either. Once something is tattooed to my walls, it pretty much gets to abide there.
I've been thinking about all of this, and I have come to a conclusion. In no other area of my life would I tolerate being that remedial without trying to do something about it. After all, I was pretty lame at table vignettes before I discovered Marty's Table Top Tuesday. Now, I'm a solid B copy cat. I'm working toward the A.
So I made a decision.
This week, to jump start Fall in Love With Your House season, I decided to do something radical ( for me anyway...) . I stripped the walls in my kitchen, living room, and dining room of every single thing that wasn't screwed in to them. I piled it all in the corner until I can find a place to store it.
And I'm starting from scratch.
Based on my reckoning, I have created about 25 blank canvasses of varying sizes and shapes in those rooms, and I am going to work on those canvasses until I start to get it right. I'm
You can also help.
If you have ever posted some wall inspiration, I would love you to leave the link in a comment. If you know of a party or meme specifically about wall decor, I'd love for you to share it. I have yet to see one in my hopping. I would throw one myself, but I have that blog party anxiety disorder ya know...
Anyway, that's it for me. Again, I thank you so much for your prayers. You have no idea how much they have been felt. I feel quite a bit better and am hoping to finally put this thing behind me.
*****Even though I don't have a finished project, I'm still dropping in on Laura's party. After all, step one is still a step, isn't it?