Maybe I should take pictures of tasks I put off and then publish them for everyone to see on the internet. That seems to spur me into action.
Here is my blank family room wall from a couple of weeks ago. The Mister has been begging me to put up family pictures for a while now. When I took that picture, I was really focused on the cheery yellow of the pot. When I uploaded it to my computer, all I could see was the empty wall and the riot of mismatched frames.
Here is how it looks now.
Here is how it looks pulled back.
The Mister is almost always supportive of everything I do, but this is one of the few projects I can remember from this year that made him break out into a huge grin. Later that night he even commented that the family room feels comfy and warm, exactly how he envisioned it when we bought the house seven years ago. It only took me seven years to hang pictures! And I’m not done!
I still have a few more frames to put up on the right, and I’m not in love with the placement of the frames over the T.V. That said, I doubt I will change it anytime soon. This looks good. Great, when you compare it to the before! If I waited around for everything to be perfect with the perfect pictures in the perfect position, I’d be staring at a blank wall for three more sets of seven years.
One thing I didn’t compromise on was the frames. I bought new ones at Aaron Brother’s 1 cent sale. I didn’t like our old ones, and I gave myself permission to “waste” money on new frames that better reflect my taste today and make me happy. It’s okay to admit your taste has changed, especially if doing so motivates you to complete projects that would otherwise collect dust.
I grouped my plants together to take attention away from our Wii station. I’ll pot the Plush plant (Echeveria harmsii) once I know the west facing windows provide enough sunlight. That’s one good thing about living in the Inland Empire. My succulents–so far–do quite well inside. It’s not as hot inside as they may like, but it’s dry and bright.
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