Last weekend I drew sketches of each room in my house complete with colors, furniture, wall decor, and a very comprehensive to-do list. I've scoured the internet far and wide, visited almost every store in town, and joined Pinterest so that I can keep my links all together.
I've also begun a love affair with spray paint.
Tuesday I spray-painted my "espresso" colored glider chair white, to begin the nursery makeover. Wednesday I turned my cedar chest (high school graduation gift from my parents!) from this:
I have many more projects in the works.
But, as you know, I am full of self-doubt when it comes to these things. Will my colors/fabrics/pictures work together? Do I like that upholstery fabric next to those curtains? Should I use a stripe on the chair or the chest, or both? Do I leave the dresser in the room or switch it for something else? Does it all make me happy and say what I want it to say? Most of all (at this point): WILL IT ALL FIT IN THE ROOMS?
Because the delightful thing about living in a 70-year-old house is that you can barely fit a queen-size mattress into a bedroom. Forget about a bed with headboard/footrails and dressers and nightstands and laundry hampers and extra chairs and oh, a crib for the new baby too. Won't fit.
|(Slice just said, "You're posting a picture of our bed right now??")|
I've got 3+ months to go and my work cut out for me.
I've also, fortunately, got a husband who is patient and helpful, who offers opinions and only occasionally mocks me when I start talking about this stuff.
(And by "occasionally" I mean "almost every time I bring it up.")