I’m finding that being at home full time has done the opposite of motivate me to get things done.
When I’m busy I’m more motivated to finish projects, but when I have seemingly endless amounts of time (in between feedings and play time of course!) I get overwhelmed with what I have to do.
I have a list of projects I’d like to get done before I have to go back to work, but I haven’t really started any of them.
My home is one of the projects, mainly getting the decor started – I’m not putting a timeline on this because I know it’s going to take time to get things the way I really want it. Even though I don’t have a timeline I also haven’t really started anything of consequence because just thinking about it overwhelms me. I have a couple ideas but nothing concrete but I want to start dreaming and making those decor dreams reality slowly and on a budget. To help me with that I thought I’d start blogging about it and keep everyone up to date with my progress, as well as get some input!
Here are the areas I really want to get started:
This is our entrance. It’s a great big area that could really set the stage for the whole house. It’s one of the most commonly commented on areas of the house and I want it to be inviting and warm. I already have a bit of an idea of what I want to do, it includes an antique pedal sewing machine that was my great grandfathers, a wing back chair, a rug, and a mirror. The main problem is that terrible blue accent wall. Before I can do anything on the main floor I need to get that painted, I just don’t know what color.
This is our living room on the main floor. This is the area we use the most and I really love it. It has great big windows to let a tonne of light in during the day (it’s fabulous for photo shoots) and a fireplace to keep warm at night. Friends of mine threw me a baby shower and left me a bunch of the decorations including the four vases with branches, and a friend and her husband made those coasters from a tree (they are amazing!). I fell in love with this decor and I feel like it really goes with the white furniture. I also think that the entrance way will tie into the natural elements in the living room due to the sewing machine being wood. The issue in this room is that I need to expand the decor and I really need to figure out what to do about the fireplace, and what do I put on the walls?? I’m at a loss at this point.
This is Baby E’s room. I bought all the furniture second hand and painted the crib and change table. A friend of mine painted the African tree with the elephants (I’m still in love with that wall). I have a canvas I’m working on with a verse on it that will be set in the middle of a large ornate frame. You can see I have some blue frames sitting on the shelf – I have some quotes I want to print out to hang on that wall. I also want to incorporate some more photography in his room. I’ve been thinking maybe changing the light fixture? This room has a good start but I feel like it came to a stand still when I got overwhelmed (and when Baby E came sooner than expected!).
Finally, the last room I feel like I REALLY need to get a good start on before I go back to work is our office/craft room which has now turned into our guest room as well due to renting out our basement rooms. I feel like I had a good idea of what I wanted this room to be but now that we need it to function as a guest room I’m at a loss. I really want it to be functional in all its uses, but is that even possible?
So that where I am with my home. I’m going to start really brainstorming and creating idea/motivation boards to get me started and I’ll post progress here!
If you have any ideas or inspirations please let me know!
Love and Peace.