Friday, May 22, 2009
What About Now?
It's been five years since we've moved into our house. But looking at the bare walls (if you don't count crayon scribbles) and the mostly undecorated rooms, you would think we were just squatters! As we looked at houses with our realtor, I remember asking myself why so many people waited until they were selling their homes to make changes. Why did they live with their home not quite the way they wanted only to make it better for someone else? We too had a list of things we wanted to do when we moved in. But with the busyness of life, the paneling, the peeling 70s wallpaper and bare, off-white walls, faded into the background. We said we'd get around to it when the money was right or when we had more time.
So what about now? A trip to our outside storage revealed enough unused rollers, tape, plastic sheeting, brushes and primer to at least get us started on prepping the dining room. With a little bit of resourcefulness (and not a lot of money), we can take the first steps in making our home a haven and a reflection of us!