Honestly, it’s made me feel pretty sad and hopeless at times when I’ve walked in here. It’s just so much darkness and it feels dirty and dingy too. We thought we would just live with it until we were ready to rip everything out and start moving doors and walls and stuff, but recently it’s become clear to me that it’s just not something I can handle. I need a quick-fix interim solution. I need to be able to enjoy this room even while I’m waiting for all of my renovation dreams to come true. So, in the spirit of my bathroom redo that I just completed, I decided to tackle this room as well.
I’m going to be completing this project little by little, section by section, and mostly all by myself, just when I can find the time. And let’s face it: It’s going to take a lot of time!
Just for fun, let’s look at another view of the room too.
You can see I didn’t really think there was much point in cleaning up for you here. It’s not like it’s going to make it any better!
Now here’s the exciting part: I’ve already completed one wall!
Wow! Is it possible that this room is going to be a little too light and bright now? Maybe even a little stark? That’s OK, that just means I’ll have no choice but to have lots of fun bringing in some character and color. I’ll take that over dark and depressing any day!
A bright new wall is a great excuse to finally bring out my favorite Summertime vase!
I think I’m on a roll! Now, onto that next wall! And those ugly closet doors…
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.