Today I had big plans of kicking off my third go-round with the One Room Challenge. I was going to show you the two rooms in my house on which I was debating on (kids bath and mudroom) even though I would eventually decide on my mudroom because it needs serious help. I had plans…big grand plans, but for once in my life I am going to be realistic instead of impulsive. I want to participate for the excitement as much as the actual makeover, but I am just too busy. It stinks too because in a month I am sure things will slow down, but right now I am barely eeking out a few minutes to myself each day. It really does pain me to pass up an opportunity to finish another room in my house, but I know that in my state of mind right now I would just over-stress and resent the whole thing. Guess I will just have to get motivated to tackle the room on my own when it is more convenient. Just for fun, here are the inspiration boards I put together.
I have my sights set on that mudroom man. Right now there are three little hooks hanging on for dear life under all the lunch boxes, bookbags, & jackets. The shoe situation is not good either. I have resorted to paying my middle son with candy if he will straighten them up a couple times a day. I am constantly wiggling through that room to get out the back door dodging recycling, dog bowls, and a rug that never stays in place. This is just not a room that I enjoy. at. all.
I have already purchased a couple things for the space, including an awesome $5 thrifted brass pendant! Hopefully I will get started sooner than later because there are only going to be more things piling on those hooks as the cold weather approaches.
It is so hard for me to find the right balance between my own projects and clients’ so the only way I have found to do it is alternating between the two. Right now my house is on the back burner, as you just heard, but I thankfully have some really fun projects in the works. I am loving a recent kitchen renovation because the client and I have very similar taste so I am totally living vicariously through her. Everything we are picking out is exactly what I have bookmarked for my own future dream kitchen. Think white cabinets with a dark grey island and lots of brass hardware. Just saying those words together brings me a lot of inner peace and joy. It really is amazing what brass does for my inner being. I am currently trying to help her narrow in on barstools:
Ugh screw my mudroom, I want a new kitchen!! I really am excited about the things on my plate, but I am going to miss the 6 week deadline of the ORC (not really, but kind of in a sick way). I will be checking in with all of the action though and so should you! And now back to dreamy brass…
Oh, and because I suffer from FOMO (ask Mallory) I may or may not come back next week and tell you I’m all in with the ORC after all. I can’t make any promises… #issues