Reality is rarely exactly as I had planned things would be. Part of the reason for me is I plan all of these projects, I dream them up in my mind, and they are so pretty. Then I do them, look at them, and think 'Aw shucks, this isn't what I thought it would be like. Everyone else's stuff seems so polished and perfect.' I feel like the kid in art class who never quite got it. This could be because I was always the kid in art class who never quite gets it. You might be thinking I am just too hard on myself, but if you get a super close look, you will see what I mean:
|Exhibit 1: Bookshelf trim not caulked or painted. See how nicely it lines up?|
|Exhibit 2: Although the shelves were made deeper in the appliance garage, I still haven't painted and prettied it up at all.|
I am afraid I will never get my embossed "Grown Up" card.
You guys have those, right?
|Exhibit 3: What the heck happened to my stoop? I dunno!? It was like this yesterday.|
|Exhibit 4: All those rocks were what we dug up in lieu of dirt when the azaleas were planted too close together and never moved. |
Ignore the non-existent upgraded lawn. Thanks for nothing on that one, Ryan Homes.
|blurry photo of the marks made on the wall just hours after I did touch up painting all over the house.|
|The dog toy, leaves (other dog toys) and a different, already washed and dry drop cloth. |
I am using it to make a screen the dogs can not penetrate so we can put the tree in the front room.
What? Don't judge me.
|Dining room. Someone needs to come and make my stuff look magically delicious.|
Marian? Miss Mustard Seed? Sarah? Thrifty Decor Chick?