Saturday, May 30

A home is a representation of who you are.

Coming into someones home, you can usually get a good feel for who they are by how they represent themselves in their decor. Do they have a "model" home, or is it something creative, organic, & thoughtful in how they pull it all together? Sometimes it's just easier to have a designer come in and do it all for you, just like it's easier when you pay a trainer to get you into shape.

What do I want my home to say about me¿? Is it bad that I find things on the curb waiting to be tossed in the garbage, waiting for a new coat of paint?

Two of my favorite pieces of garbage so far.... my gold button mirror, and white crackle paint dresser in the living room:
Is it bad that nothing in my home matches? What does that say about me? I am realizing now, I am a product my mother. She always had an interesting Hodge-podge of nick-knacks adorning the walls, or furniture with a story and I think I really appreciate that now. Without realizing it, I've sort of adopted that same kind of taste, like I've adopted her love for shoes, and clothes. (Thanks mom!)

I have so many ideas up my sleeve and I can't wait to get started on making this house a home.

Soon, the smaller wall in our kitchen will be painted with chalk board paint...inspired by the kitchens in these photos....

....How I would have loved having a kitchen like this to doodle on as a kid!

and that one wall in our hallway is begging to be wall papered...

they're all so lovely, how will I ever choose.

So many ideas, so little time.


  1. you stole my post. way to go. haha. seriously. im halfway through writing a blog about my decor and home. oh ya, and i found the best website, and thought of you (and me) -
    youll have to scroll through to the past posts, both of them have brilliant ideas:

  2. where did you find the wallpaper? I can't find any good ones and i've wanted to paper a wall in my house for forever!

  3. Dustin closed the window on my desktop with the website- I just googled retro wall paper and found those little treats.