Not like a figurative head space or anything profound like that. I just literally hate my couch.
We’ve done a lot of remodeling projects this year, er last year, you know 2011. Inside, outside, a bar, a bathroom, which means there are a few spaces in our house that I totally love and being in them makes me so happy. Which also means that now the other spaces are pissing me off. Just pissing me right off. And I resolve to fix that this year. AND IT SHALL BE SO. I also resolve to be less dramatic. AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I WILL NEVER BE DRAMATIC AGAAAAAIN!
I always thought it would be so fun to have a house to decorate. Actually when I was a kid I always wanted thematic rooms. I thought there would be a Victorian bathroom next to an Asian library and probably a trophy room for all my NKOTB merchandise. I’m actually still convinced that would be pretty sweet. But now that we have a house I find that making any decision is overwhelming because everything fits together in a generally theme of? Ikea? Beige? Stuff you already had or were given and are just going to hold on to until you figure your life out? All that changes this year. Except for the Ikea part, they are awesome, down the street, and have amazing $1 softserve so let’s not be crazy here.
Way back in 2011, we decided to do a cheap cosmetic makeover on our bathroom. This bathroom is our bathroom, the guest bathroom, and our son’s bathtime bathroom so it gets a lot of use. Since my kiddo loves his baths I would spend about an hour in there every day wondering why someone would paint the walls, doors, and baseboards the exact same color. It was like a pinkie/beige prison. We wanted the new bathroom to have a spa feel (hey that’s a theme!) so we picked new floors, paint, mirror, lights, and storage. Because it was a small and separate room we figured we could go a little bold and so we painted it blue (with white baseboards). Basically we love it and feel really dumb that we didn’t do it years ago. And now we realize that the rest of the beige rooms aren’t “neutral” they are just plain boring. And my couch is stupid.
My hope for this year is to feel as good about the rest of our spaces as we do about the couple completed ones. I’m pretty sure if I had an unlimited budget I could feel really good about my spaces, plus my wardrobe and a lot of other things but that’s just not the case. So there will definitely be some DIY projects and garage sale hunting. But I am convinced now that some paint and some accent pieces really can change how you feel in a room. And since I spend a lot of time in this house, this house should make me feel happy!
Wish me luck! If I fail I’m going to LIGHT MY HAIR ON FIRE AND PUNCH MYSELF IN THE FACE. (I’m not sure that other resolution is going to work out.)
~ Leslie Foss of Ipso Momso