Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stuck in the past

So in my last post I was in a bit of a slump when it came to our home projects.  It seemed I had a ton of ideas but was confused how to make them happen or find the right accents to make it work, or it would take too long, or be too costly, or I just wasn't even sure it was what I really wanted anymore, or even where to start with the idea.  Then I discovered pintrest, and as I'm sure happens to most pintrest newbies, I'm flooded with how tos and awesome ideas and lots of creativity, combined with all your creative blogs I was really inspired but somehow I found myself even more overwhelmed with what to do with our house.  I mean honestly people....I was actually trying to figure out how to put in coffered ceilings......a nice idea but too much work, too costly, and honestly I think a little crown molding will go a long way with the same effect over trying to put in a coffered ceiling!!

Then one day I was in the shower in the master bathroom, which by the way had me very frustrated in the decorating department, and I went to grab one of the two new solages (those goofy bath puff things) which were colored blue and pewter and I thought what a great color combination, they would be great in our bathroom.  As I was looking at these colors trying to figure how to incorporate them in our bathroom....poof...the light bulb went off....... it dawned on me my whole entire hold up is I've been stuck on the past!!!  The whole reason my bathroom was giving me such grief is I was trying to coordinate everything with the shower curtain we had from our hold looked awesome with the decor in our old house which had oil rubbed bronze fixtures, nice brown wood cabinets, brown designed counter tops, Venetian tiled floors and tan walls) but somehow I just can't make it work in the new house.  Well it never occurred to me before that IT IS OK to chuck the shower curtain and towels and go for something new!!!

I don't know if the change in me occurred after loosing my job last summer, or if it was because I was fearful the kids would destroy things, but for whatever reason I guess I just felt the need to hang on to what I have and try to work around it.  Well that style doesn't work in the new house but I was still trying to make it work......then I realized it goes beyond the bathroom---I seem to be doing it everywhere in our house....trying to make the living room and kitchen match with our 11 year old couches, trying to make the dining room match old wall decor we had from the old house, trying to make the kitchen work around our dishes that matched the colors in our old house, office work around hand me down furniture we had in our finished basement, trying to make the entry work around the floors that we upgraded (so I could live with it for a few years) instead of just letting myself say its OK to rip up the floor NOW, its OK to get new couches, its ok to buy new wall decor, or new curtains, dishes etc......I'm appreciative I have these things to get me by and I have loved them but just because I had them in our old house doesn't mean I have to live with them forever.....ITS A SHOWER CURTAIN AND TOWELS my friends they can easily and relatively inexpensively be replaced and should be replaced!!   Instead I just keep trying to make what looked beautiful in our old house look great in our new house and its not working!!  So needless to say the lull is slowly going away as I realize what I've been doing to myself.  

So I thought since the bathroom is where it all came to me, it should only be fitting that I get rid of the shower curtain thats been crowding my creativity and get something alas the new shower curtain which promptly arrived yesterday (the lighting for the colors isn't that great in the pictures but note the blue and pewter tones)!!!  At first I wasn't sure if I liked it or not because it was so bold and bloomy....but it has really brought together some of the elements in our bathroom that were so bothersome and uncoordinated before.  I think with some new paint, towels, rugs, and decor it could be just what I wanted it to be.   My husband seemed pretty happy about the shower curtain as well and agreed this change was definitely needed!!

SO I'll keep you all posted of my breakthrough progress as I let go of my past and move forward with the new brighter future of our house!!

On a side note, I recently found a new blog site that I have been really enjoying called Seaside Interiors.  She does design boards for homes if you are interested in checking her out.  I came across her site when I was looking for some inspiration and noticed her home looks very similar to the Ravenna (I'm pretty sure it is)....anyways she's done some amazing things and I've found her to be quite an inspiration!!!  You can check her Blog out from the list of Blogs to the right of my page.  Happy Decorating!!


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  2. I like it! They say the first step is the hardest. Now you have a foundation to build on. Check out stores like TJ Max and Marshall's if they are in your area. They always have great finds at great prices. Good Luck!

  3. Love the curtain- where did you find it?

    1. I found the shower curtain at This was actually my second choice. I had selected another shower curtain but when it arrived I didn't like anything about it....I was so happy when this one arrived and I liked it. It is bold and bloomy but I have to say every time I see it it makes me happy and the colors definitely work better in this bathroom than our old shower curtain our bathroom a bit of personality and matches the blue that is in our bedroom perfect. It got 5 stars from pretty much everyone who reviewed it online and I couldn't agree more!! Thanks for inquiring!!