Oh -- did you think I was advertising for a maid? Honey, if I knew I could afford one...I am SO THERE! LOL
So... anyway...there we were, house-hunting, looking for a charming house -- a House O' Dreams. We were blessed to find this wonderful Cape Cod farmhouse... in an even more wonderful neighborhood, filled with good people. This house was built in 1987, which charmed me even more -- that was the year we were married. :-) We bought it, despite much updating inside that needed to be done. This home has been a blessing and a shelter to our family during all kinds of storms, weather or economic! We love this home. We are blessed. (Sorry for the wintry picture; it's the most current one I have of a full shot of the house. (sheepish grin)
After surviving a long jobless stretch, DH and I are starting to feather the nest, inside and out. One project at a time. I'm trying very hard to not let perfectionism take over, like the Nester talked about here. It's hard after waiting and dreaming so long... you get that feeling that with limited funds and with dreaming about it so long, it HAS to be just right!
So how's about a little feedback from the blogosphere? I'm constantly
jealous depressed coveting amazed how beautifully decorated your homes are out there! There are some seriously talented, creative, design-savvy bloggers out there. Here are a couple of questions I have:
#1. Where is the focal point in this room? The sofa? The piano? Where would you put a large piece of art? Sofa? Piano? If not, then what would you put over the piano? (BTW, the brown wingchair in the right corner -- its days are numbered.) (sorry for the weird lighting) (and for the nutty sounding questions)
#2. What do I do with this? It's a trash compactor that currently doesn't work (belt problems, I think). Do I keep it, fix it and use it -- helping me be a little more 'green'? Do I get rid of it? Then, what would I do with that open space in my cabinets? Which also needs to be updated....yes, I know, the floor, too. (One thing at a time!)
I know I'm just a little blog, and I don't get traffic like the big girls, but I would love to hear from as many of you as I can on this. I appreciate your ideas and your feedback!