Sometimes the projects I work on are pretty and creative and interesting, but sometimes they’re just necessary everyday kinda things. Chris was out of town last week and I spent a lot of time working on boring old real life type of things around the house. It was great.
Usually I try to show my house in a somewhat flattering light and showcase the few showcaseable areas cause, well, I want you to read my blog right? But I find for me it’s almost as much fun looking into the “normal” parts of people’s home, as it is looking at all the pretty stuff. So let’s bring on the real stuff! Just this once.
And I’ll probably delete it soon so it doesn’t ruin my pretty little blog. I’m one of those.
Disaster! This is actually probably my favourite room in the house believe it or not. It’s a back hall off of the master bedroom leading out to the deck. One day it’s going to have floor to ceiling built in cupboards and it’s going to be wonderful. For now…. eek.
Shudder. Okay, shudder-ish.
I fixed it! Well, you see what I mean. It’s still not pretty, but I feel so much better about it.
I can find any vase I need!
So where did all those toys go?
Well, the other day I just remembered we had this unused closet in the front hall. I forgot about a closet. I’m smart like that.
I put the toys in there aaaand I even put a curtain over it. Not pretty, but so much better.
And then I put my feet up in my also not so pretty living room and felt pretty great about it all. OK, my living room is actually kind of pretty, but just not what I was looking at at this particular moment.
Any one else live in a real house sometimes?
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.