It has been I think 3 weeks since I’ve lost anything on my weight loss journey and today I finally broke it with another pound lost! I am so happy because I was beginning to get a little frustrated!
Anyway…I’m going to have to do another block in honor of breaking that plateau so let me think of something in the coming days and let’s see what I come up with!
In other news we have been wanting to makeover our downstairs for YEARS! I took lots of BEFORE shots but I have to say I’m a tad embarrassed to show them to you. I’m sitting here looking at my living room and dining room and …oh…I don’t know…it’s just bad. Look…see what I mean?
I know, it’s tragically out of control. One of the reasons I haven’t posted in a while is because I’ve been concentrating my full attention to finally putting a plan in motion to makeover these rooms.
Normal human beings wouldn’t necessarily put you through seeing my mess but…well..I’ve always been a little odd and after reading Meghan Carter’s interior design workbook The Meghan Method I’ve taken her advice and took photos of these rooms just as they are now…this is it.
I have samples of fabrics, floors, kitchen cabinets, tile, design books, vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners, may camera bag and furniture just mishmashed together trying to figure out a floorplan. What is going to stay and what is going to go! Oh the decisions!!!
I have such a hard time trying to figure out how to decorate. My wants always surpass my budget and I never really know where to begin or what inspiration I should choose! Why is this so hard for me? It shouldn’t be right? So my first step was to pull together some inspiration photos and fabrics.
I love Miss Mustard Seeds slipcovered sofa and the blue and white curtains. I even found the same fabric when I was at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago. I bought a sample of the coordinating blue and the meadow green fabric to get an idea of those colors too. That is where I started but Meghan suggests we start by finding a muse…something that isn’t necessarily a room to imitate but something else to give us inspiration. I have been stuck. I can’t even find a muse to get me going!
So, since I was in a muse funk I decided to just star pulling up the carpet to see what was underneath… A muse will come to me eventually I thought.
The floor under that 25 year old carpet is a parquet floor just like our floor upstairs. Unfortunately it is missing some of the floor in spots and what pieces are left are very brittle, some of them just crumble at the edges. We knew we’d most likely have to replace this floor, even beneath the carpet we could feel the spots that pop up or are missing, but have been procrastinating for A LONG TIME!
The animals were pretty excited, although Jamba got a little upset, he wasn’t sure what was happening! Poor guy, he gets upset at the littlest of things when his routine gets interrupted.
So there you are…we did it. We started our downstairs makeover and it is not going to stop until it is finished. How long will it take? I have no idea but we hope to put in a new floor before Mom and Dad come in May…
Stay tuned, it is going to be very exciting! And lots of home sewing projects are in the works!