Earlier this summer I said "Enough!" to the hard decorative pillows and got some cozy, just-have-to-put-your-head-on-them replacements and added a gigantic warm blanket to the the couch.
That built my determination to rearrange the basement to make a space for art.
Soon after that, I threw caution to the wind and erased the chalk mural from T's wall and sketched up a new one. (Chalk is erasable after all.)
(M was her own chalk artist this time.)
And this week, I grabbed the bull by the horns and actually painted most of the upstairs WHITE. White, white. As in I actually just grabbed a can of white right off the shelf--no color mixing. It felt kind-of brazen.
(It's a whole new feel--like a blank slate. And really clean. Not a scuff to be found.)
I have been dreaming about this for a long time and even gave it a go earlier this year, but chickened out. While I've tried to put it to rest, I just can't stop loving white rooms in catalogs and on Pinterest.
(T was sad to see the graffiti from his earlier years go. He said that I was covering up memories. I snapped a picture so he can always remember that he wrote with a pen on the trim behind his futon.)
I texted my sister about how I kept doubting my sanity--I mean it's like erasing the color from your house--it feels kind-of backwards. I told her that it's like going from traditional, normal khaki to what I like to call "modern farmhouse chic." I also mentioned that I don't take myself very seriously. (She agreed that I might be a little mad.;)
(Bonus to painting--gaining valuable skills, like how to take off and put on outlet covers and how to wash paint out of your pants after you brush up against a wet-paint wall.;)
Anyway, I blame all of these "makeovers" on this book.
It has ignited some sort of "just go with it and if it doesn't work out, no big deal--try again" flame.
I'm definitely a subscriber to the "It doesn't have to perfect to be beautiful" philosophy.
It's a book that may just be considered a bit dangerous in my hands. ;)
Part of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge.
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