Friday, February 12, 2021

touch ups

Like a lot of people, I have been spending a lot of time working on my home decor while I've been sheltering in place since last March. I've mostly been working on things in the house that I share with my family (sadly not very pink or retro, or else I'd share it here with you!) like redoing the flooring in basically the entire downstairs, repainting the kitchen cabinets, rearranging all the furniture, and giving the powder room a huge facelift. That one I might actually share even though it's not very colorful, just because I am so proud of it. My mom decorated the bathroom in the early '90s and she did a really great job, but it just looked a teensy bit outdated now, so she gave me the go ahead to update it. I tried to make it over in her style, not mine (or else it would be very pink, of course!) and I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

I've also turned my attention to my own living space and I've been making little adjustments here and there throughout the last year. All those touch-ups over time have slowly transformed my rooms from "I'm very happy with how all this looks" into "I am THRILLED with how all this looks." It's a lot of subtle differences that most people probably wouldn't even notice. And some things people would definitely notice, like the new rug in my studio! I loved my pink shag carpet so much but it was impossible to vacuum and I kept dropping things in it like jewelry findings and pin backs and never finding them. I was so worried Arrietty might find a jump ring and try to eat it or I'd step on a push pin that I lost in the carpet, so I decided to switch to something low pile. This is the rug that I got. I'll be sharing pictures or video in a full room tour soon. I just have one or two touch-ups left before I'm ready to share. Of course, it's always one or two touch-ups, and then one or two more. And then just one more thing. And maybe I can move that picture. Okay, I just have to add a lamp. Does this plant really look right here? And what about that chair...