Wednesday, February 23, 2011

If you give a homemaker a hammer...

Sometimes, when we're working on various housey things, I feel like that little mouse in the book "if you give a mouse a cookie." I like to call it "Decorating ADD." I'm sure that's not original to me, but it just works so well to describe the never-ending stream of projects that seem to flow from my imagination.

So, we started out innocently enough with a thrift-store light fixture that got a sweet makeover a few weeks ago. Then, I started thinking about how I should rearrange our dining room to accomodate for the new fixture (it's a little off-center).

Then, I contemplated new wall colors for the dining room/kitchen area. But, I took a break from that to come up with a new color scheme for our bedroom. I even bought some fabric!

And seriously, I have been meaning to get to that little pile of fabric for 2 whole weeks. I am dying to sew up some pillows! But last Friday, when my sweet hubby looked at me and said "Honey, let's paint the kitchen cabinets this weekend!" of course my decorating ADD was focused on that project like a laser beam.

So here we are, 3 weeks and 3 projects later. Our kitchen is still a mess, cupboard doors are littered all over the house. I still have a pile of fabric sitting somewhere (it might take me a while to find it..). But, the good news is... the light fixture is up! I was waiting until I could get some better pictures, but seriously, who knows when our house is going to look decent again?

So there you have it. The result of Decorating ADD. Please tell me I'm not the only person that suffers from this horrible disorder?


  1. Haha! I just wrote about my Decorating ADD last week! There are more of us out there than you think. :)

  2. OMG You are soooo not the only person that has that problem. My head is always swarming with stuff that I want to accomplish and my sweetie has other ideas also. BUT, one of my new strategies this year is to take one thing at a time. I was getting tooooo stressed. PS Love the cabinet in the dining room!!

  3. Oh, yes...decor ADD. I know it,and know it well. It's on my list of 33 goals for the year - tackling it, that is.

    Those lights look awesome!

  4. Megan, Cindy, and Jane you three all made my day! Nice to know that we're not alone, eh?

    Cindy- thanks for the cabinet-love! It actually belongs to my sister, but she's letting me "borrow" it because she has no room. Little does she know it's actually going to stay there forever...

    And thanks Jane! More (and better) pics to come once I clean the dining room. =)

  5. ohmygosh I love the new fixture!!!!! holy crap it's sooo super unique! ob-sessed!

    That is one of my fav books ever btw... I feel like that with paint =) if you give me a brush... it's all downhill from there!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  6. Know how you feel! About a month ago I had approx 6 projects stacked up in my music room. Finally I gave in and tackled them all in 1 day! (poor Ted!)

  7. Jenn- Thanks! Haha, I am that way with spray paint too! It's hard to not paint everything in sight.

    Emily- Oh my, that's a lot for one day. =) Sounds like fun though!



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