Monday, January 21, 2013

I am beyond thrilled! Ever since we moved into our new home (9 months ago now!) I've wanted to make it feel like our home. Unfortunately, our previous house didn't sell as quickly as we anticipated so we were stuck paying two mortages for months on end. That was a painful, scary, and expensive lesson, but I can confidently say that we will never again buy a new home while still owning the last.
Thankfully, we were able to sell it a couple months ago, and I finally feel like we can focus on this house now.

The only room that really feels finished at this point is the master bedroom, and my current goal is tackling the craft room/office. I've noticed lately that my taste in decor seems to be transitioning more towards modern, crisp lines, bright colors, and a clean, fresh feel. I want our home to feel cheery and inviting, and I'm ready to try some new styles... so off to Ikea we went.

Honestly, as we were packing up the three kids and heading out in the snow all I could think was, "Do we really need to go to Ikea today?" Despite the fact that the trip was my idea, trucking the entire crew 90 minutes round trip for nothing in particular is not always the most exciting task. Now, I'm so glad we went. Today, I finally started to see the finished space in my head. I've never made a mood board before, but I think I'm going to make my first one soon to see how everything ties together outside of my thoughts.

One addition will be this new folding table that we stumbled upon while shopping. It's meant for dining, but this is going to be the perfect addition to my crafting space.

I'll be able to pull it out when I need a large surface to work on and fold it up and put it away when I don't want it in the middle of the room. I'm beyond excited about this... really probably too excited given that it's just a table, but I guess it finally feels like the room is starting to take shape, and after 9 months of feeling "blah" about our new home it's nice to feel energized and excited.
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