Oh the decor shuffle. It’s a daily shuffle around here. Whether we are moving things around to style a space or because we are renovating a room & have to empty it out and find temporary spots for the items. But the one questions I always get is “Why are you always changing things around in your home?” & today I wanted to answer that question for you. There is a few reasons & probably more than I’m listing today, but we will start here for now & maybe give you some insight as to why I’m always changing things around this house & farm of ours…
Let’s start with well, I love trying new things! I want to try them all in fact so that is the issue. What do I mean by this? I love trying out our vintage picks in our home & decide if we will keep them or sell them at our shop. I love trying out new gallery walls [3m stripe are your friends for this!], rearranging furniture, & painting things to get a whole new look. All the things. I love putting together new vignettes & trying out different items in new spots. It’s an addiction & thankfully I have the blog here to document it all with you guys because you all know I’m trying new things all the time & hopefully with each change & trial it inspires someone in some way.
The second reason is where we live. We live in a fixer upper as many of you know. That looks very different to many people, but to us living in a fixer upper looks kind of like this: We are slowly renovating our home. I mean… I see some people who move in and do all the renovating over a year & then they are done. That’s not us. We bought this house knowing that we will be re-doing it for the next 20 years. Probably not that long, but you get my point. We really don’t have a method to our madness, but what we have been doing is gutting one room at a time & slowly working on them as we feel comfortable withe cost & time. When rooms aren’t finished we want them to still be pretty so we temporarily decorate them or try new things in those spaces to see how we finally want them when they are finished. & Sometimes we have even been giving things “temporary makeovers” for example things like the front door… I knew we were getting a new door there eventually, but in the mean time I painted it black because the wood was badly damaged & rotting in places. Doing it this way is more work for sure over time, but it allows us to try new things & have fun while doing it.
The third reason & the biggest reason is that I want to share new ideas & inspirations with you guys. That’s what makes me super passionate about blogging. I want to try new ideas & show you guys my thoughts, opinions, ideas, & trends. But to do all of this it means I change things around often to show you. Sometimes I create little things like a tablescape just to show you an idea & I LOVE doing that, but I get many questions why I always change things & sometimes it makes me feel bad [or maybe guilty is the word?] Like I’m in trouble, but none the less I remind myself of why I do it… to hopefully inspire. You see, I have all these ideas in my head always & the strong urge to try new things & I don’t want to contain it always [Trust me… I do control and hold back from changing and trying many things.] But that’s what brings me joy is trying new things, sharing new ideas, & blogging… it truly does & I hope that when you stop by the blog you feel that joy & you leave feeling a little more inspired or happy than when you came.
I hope this gives you a little insight into my brain [scary… I know] & also explains a few things if you have been wondering… I know we will get to more of a permanent state of our home soon in some rooms & that will be a wonderful feeling. If you guys are interested I’ll share our decor storage & more if you guys want soon! I truly hope you guys have enjoyed following this journey with us of moving to the farm, fixing up our 1800’s farmhouse, & everything that is in between… it means a lot to us that you are here! Thank you for stopping by the blog daily to see what we are up to. xx
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