Thursday, March 15, 2012

layering: i have NO idea what i'm talking about

If it hasn't become painfully obvious already - I seriously have no idea what I'm talking about when I post about things like layering rooms. It all sounds good when I write it out. It makes sense to me. But, it pretty much falls apart after that. I'm not trained in design. I'm just feeling my way through this.

Two and a half years ago I went on and on about this layering idea. I still think the first layer isn't something we want to skimp on. For the look we want, it's still really important. The part that hasn't really worked out so much, though, is the plan to complete the first layer everywhere before moving on to the second and third. Shoot - we're three years into this as of this weekend and I haven't posted a single thing about the second layer.

do you see the wee little baby there? :)

So, we have rooms done that look pretty new and nice, but they are very barely decorated. Like... nothing on the walls.

That gets old.

And the master plan? Ha. Don't even get me started on that master plan.

Waste. Of. Time.

So, here's the scoop as of today (which, experience would tell me, three years from now I will probably look back on as sheer folly) is this... during the coming year, we're actually going to try to decorate a few rooms!

*audible gasps all around*

I know. I am SO crazy like that.

Source: via Jacci on Pinterest

I'm not making any concrete goals, but I have some wishy washy goals that I'm going to (very loosely) keep to myself. But, for heaven's pete sakes, I want something on the walls already.

And some color.

I'm ready for some color.

All next week, I'll be posting anniversary posts. And a house tour, level by level. I feel like I should put a tag on that marked "Sold As Is". None of the rooms are done. It's just for documenting progress.

And remember, this is for posterity, so, do be honest.

So, hopefully Mr. Sun will cooperate and I can get some room shots. Check in on Monday if you're interested.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Rebecca said...

Your reference to 'Princess Bride' made me smile. I know it's taken awhile to get the first layer done (or anywhere close to that) in your house, but I think you guys made a good decision to get all that done first. Once that foundation is there, decorating is the fun (and somewhat easier) part. :)

Deb said...

I don't think I could live without something on the walls. You're very brave to do it the way you have though. I can't wait to see next week!