Don’t you just wish you had a ‘Do-over‘ button that you could push at any given moment? You know, like those ‘Easy‘ buttons in that Staples commercial?
I’m a talker. And being a talker means you feel this overwhelming compulsion to fill any silence or voids in conversation with words. Sometimes they make sense and are totally relevant to the topic and other times they leave the other person scratching their head and wondering why they ever started talking to you in the first place.
I can see it happening and my mind is saying “stop talking you big dummy” but my mouth is moving too quickly for my mind to catch up with it and so I end up saying things like, “hey, have you ever wondered why you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?”
But, here’s the glorious thing about blogging. I get to have as close to a ‘do-over’ as possible when I share updates to rooms in my home!
So let’s pretend that this is the very first time you are seeing my living room, OK?
Because almost a year ago I revealed my living room here . But I just pushed the ‘do-over- button and this is the reveal! The REAL reveal. For now at least! 😉
One of the biggest changes I made was to switch the placement of the sofa and chairs and I love it sooooooo much more! I mean, soooooooo much!
It just seems cozier and it really opened up the space between the living room and dining room.
I searched high and low and wasted a ridiculous amount of time trying to find just the right pillows for my button tufted chairs.
But the solution ended up being tucked away in my bin of leftover fabric and trim where I found scraps of drop cloth and some burlap fringe I had intended for another project. A half an hour later and I had the perfect pillows.
Gotta love free!
I also searched high and low for a garden stool that didn’t cost too much. Have you ever seen the prices on those? I need a ‘do-over’ button to get over the sticker shock! But I finally found the perfect one at Ross Dress for Less and I love the touch of metallic tones it adds to the space.
You know, what’s interesting about the concept of a ‘do-over’? It doesn’t actually wipe the slate clean, does it?
No matter how much I wish I could take back all of those times I’ve filled the awkward pauses in conversations with random stories about totally ridiculous things…like how I need to remember to bring tweezers with me into the TJMAXX dressing room because the lighting in there, while horrible on the one hand, is actually perfect for seeing EVERY.SINGLE.HAIR on my face…I just can’t un-say them.
And, in my home, there are rarely going to be times where rooms are just wiped clean.
I will get new pieces here and there and will re-arrange and move furniture from one side of the room to the other.
But, I’m pretty sure my great-grandfather’s spectacles will always be sitting here on top of the mirrored chest.
And I can’t see this bench going anywhere else anytime soon. In fact, I know it won’t because I have a little girl who is particularly fond of lying down on it and playing with her stuffed animals right there in front of the fireplace.
And this sofa? Well we have had that for 15 years and the pillows might get changed now and then but the sofa isn’t going anywhere anytime soon either.
I’m fairly certain that someday my kids will be fighting over who gets my grandmother’s china cabinet but, for now at least, it’s found it’s home on this wall.
So, even though technically this isn’t a room makeover, I think a ‘do-over’ will…well…do.
Don’t you? 🙂
Thanks so much for coming by and spending time with us At the Picket Fence today,