I debated back and forth a bit with myself this week about whether or not to show you yet another update on my front hall. I’ve already shown you soooo many photos of a half-finished hall, how much more can you really take? How interesting can that really be?
About a week ago, I stopped trying and hoping to find big chunks of time to be a real serious DIYer and started just grabbing a brush and a yogurt container full of paint for just a few minutes every day, or every second day. It’s part of my whole finding balance thing and not letting one thing totally take over my time. Even doing something for 5 minutes a week is a billion times better than doing nothing at all.
And once I started just doing a teeny tiny bit each day, that’s when the progress really seemed to start picking up.
I feel like I should tell you that I can’t wait to show you the big reveal, but the truth is I can wait. I’m loving this!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.