Monday, October 24, 2011

Philisophical Waxations.

Psssst Kim @ Starshine Chic, you won the Ramsign Giveaway! Contact me now would ya, puddin' pop?

I love flippin' through design mags.

Better Homes & Gardens, This Old House, Architectural Digest-- whatevs.

And ya know? I go through a range of emotions.

Excitement. Jealousy. Desire. And then . . .


Yeah. You heard me.

'Cause after every.single.thing. is perfectly decorated and the designer has been paid their bajillion dollars to make those fabulously huge and expensive homes all decked out,

what's even left? WHAT NOW?

"Does she have a point here?"

I have a point.

The point: there is major satisfaction in the DIY project.

There is absolute fulfillment in the constant tweak of your own place.

And when my perfectionism occasionally rears its ugly head, and I want a fabulous space that is perfectly finished nownownow!, I remind myself:
Source: None via Mandi on Pinterest

How boring will it be when my ideas are all gone?

Isn't sometimes the very funnest part. . . the dream?
Source: None via Mandi on Pinterest

Even if it's stuff you can't possibly have room for? Or the cajones to pull off?

So here's to little, real people houses. Here's to CA-RAZY ideas and dweams.
Like hanging benches.

Or little boys' bed nooks.

Or planking ceilings. Or nailing in pocket doors. Or filling the gay-rage full of lumber. Or painting your plywood floor black. Whatever blows your skirt up.

Yes. I will always have a list (or two or three) of ideas in my terrible scrawl.

Always. And that's how I like it. And I'll take the non-mansion, the non-professionally designed, the craptastic project by moi, imperfect, house.

Wish me luck, 'cause I'm embarking on some new, CA-RAZY, ideas.


Emily said...

Dream are definitely the best part!! But I love looking at all the cool stuff you make too!

Lesley said...

I like CA-Razy. Sitting right over here waiting to see it.;)

WhettenWild said...

I expect to see all of those pictures a reality in your next week. haha! You always do awesome projects. I only WISH I could do them.

Layne Bushell said...

I love how amazing you are, how hard you work, and how you've been able to transform your house. Keep those ideas comin' cause I'm living vicariously through you! Love it!

Jenna said...

Aww, man, I'm so bummed I didn't win the Ramsign giveaway (congrats Kim!). I have wanted one FOREVER. Hmm, maybe I'll add it to my Christmas list...

BTW, I totally pinned the pic of the staircase... OMG BEAUTIFUL!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Yay! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next!

Kimbur said...

beeeeeeeeeeeautifully put mandi. thank you :)

COTTAG3 said...

Good luck! I love the dreaming part and diy part. I'm great at the dreaming but not so good at the diying sometimes.

SueAnn said...

You are so right! The process and the dreams are so exciting!! Keeps the spark alive!
Good luck on your new projects!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love your crazy ideas....they blow my skirt up! Just wish you could come do them to my house instead of yours!

Teri said...

Me too. :)