doing a little upcycle redecorating

I’ve been inspired by all the stuff I’ve been pinning lately and have taken on doing a few little upcycle redecorating projects myself.

(wall art: paintings Ava Blu and I did together, a small block print by Mati, a print from a friend, and a picture of Ava Blu dressed up as a lady bug- one of the first of her many costume changes)

I’ve been in the same house for the last 6+ years and it’s in dire need of some updating. I think the last time that I actually thought about how I wanted my space to look was when I first moved in. But to be honest, there really wasn’t much thinking or planning involved. I was just so excited that we could actually afford a house in the bay area, even if it was a ‘fixer upper’, that we pretty much just slapped some fresh white paint on the walls and hurried up and moved in. As the years have tick on, that excitement that I first felt has definitely dwindled, especially since our home improvement project list just seems to grow and never gets any smaller.

(Shutters that have been sitting outside the side of our house for years now get a new home. Completely naturally weathered! They make a great display board and frame.)

So, you could say it’s been quite a while, since I’ve seriously thought about what I wanted my home to look and feel like. And even longer since I’ve actually done anything about it. Life has just been too busy, and the walls and decor have been dismissed in between the blur of rushing in and out of the house to get to here or there. I’ve somehow forgotten how powerful a space can be for your physical and mental wellbeing.

 

(Just wait till you see what I have planned for these guys!! )

But now, that I am working from home and am here ALL day long, it’s really important for me to create a space that I want to actually be in, that’s more symbiotic and reflective of the work I create. And well, more intentional and more ME!!

I don’t have the time or money to do everything all at once but a small project here and there has been a great way to break up my day and make my space just a little bit more enjoyable.

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