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Sunday, January 10, 2010
Tackling Problem Areas...Together (And an Invitation!)
I don't know about you, but I have been known to just buy something, anything, and hang it up/put it on the couch/lay it on the bed/arrange it on the bookshelf. Just to fill the space.
And the truth?
I don't always really like the results.
But the offending area continues to exist "as is" because many times I am too scared (or too lazy!) to try again. It's easy to learn to look past those areas, pretending like they don't exist. Every once in awhile, my eyes will land on the problem spot and I get a little shock to my system.
"What was I thinking?"
One of my goals for 2010 is to begin thrifty makeovers on several parts of our home. I'm aiming to knock down that wall of decorating/crafting fear of failure and attempt fearlessness in trying new things. I've spent too much time focusing on the imperfections of our house, rather than being thankful that I even have a house to call home. Stacey's recent post on "Making [her] House a Home" was a great reminder.
The only problem?
Sometimes there are spots that have been "bleh" for so long that I am just stumped when it comes to thinking of new ways to dress them up.
That's where you come in.
I bet you might have a Decorating Dilemma or two of your own: Curtain fabrics you can't settle on, an empty wall with three swatches of paint colors taped to it, a Dining room buffet that needs accessorizing, or an uninspired and empty front porch.
Join me for a Decorating Dilemmas Party on Wednesday, January 13th (party will go up on Tuesday night after 10pm)!
Don't have a Dilemma (lucky you!)? Share a SOLUTION!
You'll find the first Decorating Dilemmas Party here to see how it worked. I hope you'll take a few minutes to glance around your own home and find something that you'd like some fresh ideas for. Start simple with something small. Don't feel like you have to tackle an entire room. It is still January, after all!
Be there or be square!