Tonight as I was cleaning the house, which often feels very counterproductive when living in a fixer-upper, but necessary when having people over so they don’t judge you when they come over to visit. I mean, you already don’t have a kitchen & your house is a modge podge of unfinished projects everywhere so at least clean up a little for them. I talk about it a lot on here, but living in a fixer-upper is a dream come true, but also a weird dream that you want to wake up from sometimes. You have good days, you have bad days, & you have days where you decorate tiny corners of your home like I did today…
I’ve said this many times, but my biggest tip for living in a fixer-upper is to decorate areas of your home even if it’s just temporary. This is just one tip of many fixer-upper survival tips I have that I can share with you guys after this experience. At least this works for someone like me, I am a product of my surroundings so making a space pretty even if it is just until you can finish a space, have time to work on the space, or just until you can get inspiration… just whip something up & play around with your decor. For me, I had a bunch of stuff in a pile by the back door that was taken out of another room when we started to re-do it so I took a white dresser that I didn’t have a place for & created a vignette with some windows we took off the wall in the back living room & some other items. Adding some pots from Target, a tray from Painted Fox, A centerpiece I made from items from our shop, & a throw I believe I got from Marshalls it was kind of a random group of things just thrown together. Voila.. a corner of our front living room is keeping me inspired through this fixer-upper process.
So instead of having this stuff lying around not being used it’s now pretty and set up in this corner & I’m no longer frustrated by a mess when I walk by this area. I don’t share this to be innovative or to say that no one else does this, but I share it because it really helps me & I want to help those of you who are in the same shoes as us. You know how rewarding and wonderful fixing up your home is while living in it, but there are challenging days so things like this can really brighten up your mood & your home. I hope you enjoyed a peek at this lovely corner in our front living room. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by my blog daily for inspiration & just to check in with us… I’m so thankful for each and every single one of you. Be sure to follow me on Facebook & Instagram for more behind the scenes of our farmhouse & our farm. xx
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