Wow! It's been a long time since my last post. As I reflect on the past year, I can only say that it has been overwhelming. I continue to work a full time retail job, (and if you have ever worked retail, you know how exhausting it can be), I started my booth at the antique mall, and sent my daughter 850 miles away to college. I had no idea how much time the booth would require or how much fun it would really be. But, I had hoped it would give me more material for blogging, instead of keeping me from blogging. And I miss doing projects in my own home.
I dream of one day not doing the retail thing, so I am going to keep trying to do it all. How? I have no idea. Right now my new motivation is "baby steps". I have been wanting to repaint my kitchen and great room for some time, but I just can't start because I know how much time and effort it is going to take. "Baby Steps". I will just look at it as one wall to get done. I can paint one wall, right? Right. I won't worry how long it takes to get to the next wall. And I really, really want to grow my blog. But instead of saying I need to post everyday, why not just try for once a week? That's an achievable goal ( I hope).
All that being said, I took a baby step. I have been wanting to replace the desk in my kitchen with a piece of furniture. A cupboard finally showed up on Craigslist and I bought it. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but it will work until I find something else. Here is my kitchen desk before.
Since we have a home office, it was not being used and I'm moving away from those colors. The hutch pictured at the top of the page has always been one of my favorites and it was a perfect fit for the desk area. So I moved it over and put the cupboard in its spot. Here is what I was left with.
No turning back now! The walls will have to be painted. I hope to show you a pretty "after" soon.
So...with a fresh new year as inspiration, I will continue to take "baby steps" to achieve my dreams. Good luck to all of you in this new year.