Hello ladies, Songbird here. Well it is done. I am living in my new home and it is feeling so right. Lots has happened in the past months. This house has been remodeled from top to bottom. Basically I kept the walls in place, well most of them anyway, and stripped everything out. The mess, the dust, the chaos was quite overwhelming. I was juggling so many balls, moving in and out of a temporary apartment, packing up stuff at the old house, overseeing the works on my new home, DIY-ing what I could do myself with help from family and friends, work at my job and even have a little bit of a social life too.
2016 was a bit much I can say. So you can believe I was ready for 2017 to begin.
And here I am making this new to me house, my home. And can I just say that even in the midst of so much work still needing to be done I am having so much fun. Heck even though nog all my curtains are up, there are electrical wires sticking out of the walls waiting for lamps, you won’t believe the amount of paint work waiting for me and the fact that I have a gazillion boxes still to be unpacked, even though all of that I have started playing ‘pretty corners’.
The first one is this one in my living room. I am not ready to get into Spring mood just yet. Winter has picked up steam around here, so I am still working with wintery colors. This is actually the second look already for this corner of my home and I haven’t even lived here for a full month LOL.
The first look was okay. I liked it, it felt at home. But I wasn’t taking pictures, it didn’t make my heart sing and it wasn’t stimulating my desire to do more. Not a good sign. Took me a while to figure this out. Took me even longer to figure out why I felt this way. And then it hit me. I was redoing my old home. I was using so many of the old elements, the rug, the pillows, the decorative tchsochkes and they just felt wrong now. Not fully me anymore. At least not right now. I needed a bigger change. So I rolled up the rug (pushed it under the sofa, it fit 🙂 ), and replaced it with the rug I bought for the office. I simply plunked a new to me cabinet in the corner, went shopping for house plants and things started to come together.
Slightly new look for me. Maybe a bit more grittier, a bit more urban, a little less beach and a bit more industrial. For now this is just right for me.
My heart sings overtime I walk in my living room and just looking at this corner makes me so happy. Makes dealing with the dust and the prospect of loads of working men strolling around again soon, so much easier.
So here we are. My first pretty corner. Many more to come……
Now tell me what have you been up to while I was away? Let’s catch up…..
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