I’ve been waiting to be able to show you this corner of Kennedy’s room and it’s finally now at the point where I thought it would be done. Of course, it’s not.. but let’s look at it anyway, shall we?
We used to have this giant old monstrosity of a TV in here for her to watch her iCarly on, but we got her this new flat screen for her birthday last week, so now things are starting look a little better.
I also picked up those two lamps, thinking they would look good on either side of the TV and I waited to be able to use them.
I made this box to tidy up her DVD mess, and I waited to use that too.
The dresser was my great-grandma’s. My mom and I refinished it a couple of years ago, but kept the knobs in the original white chippy paint, just to compare and also I think it looks neat.
So I waited until the day I could put all these elements together thinking it would all come out looking great and really anchor that corner of the room.
I added some daffodils from the yard, because I always think they make everything look even better.
Then I stood back and looked at it.
And tried to love it.
And the same thing bugged me about it, that always bugs me about everything.
And I said to myself, I said “Self, just stop it. It’s not going to work. Just stop.”
I’ve been putting lipstick on a pig. Several pigs actually. All over the house.
And then I thought, well maybe if I put a few plates on the wall, and just maybe a thing or two here to draw the eye up…
No. Nope. Not happening.
You see this room, and my house really, aren’t at that decorating stage yet. There’s this flooring. Everywhere. And it’s horrific and I hate it. In this this room it’s this bright yellow carpet.
You can see a bit of a glimpse of it in this photo.
And the floor aren’t getting better any time soon. We really need to do the roof first, and it would be silly to do anything else before.
I’ve been fake decorating every room, just trying to make it all OK for now, and it’s been driving me crazy. I know in the back of my mind that it’s not working. And I know it’s a waste of my time.
The thing is, there are plenty of “real” projects I could be working on. Ones that aren’t just a temporary solution.
So that’s what I’ve promised myself to make sure I’m working on first. Those things that won’t (probably) lead to my eventual insanity. And won’t take away from our roof fund until we know how much that’s actually going to cost.
The back deck.
Pulling up the peel and stick tile from the front hall.
And that yard. All that yard.
So for now, that corner of Kennedy’s room is at least tidy and I’m about to really roll up my sleeves.