Ok…maybe not a new home but at least a little something to make your home feel new 🙂 Today, we’re continuing along in a series of posts about all of the goals you’ve set for the new year.
If you are like the majority of the country, this week, you have been in your house more than usual. January has a tendency to do that too us. And if you’re anything like me, being in your house more than usual does one thing…makes you want to update everything! Such was the case for me 2 January’s ago. It’s the perfect storm of being a little cooped up and taking down your Christmas decorations that can leave you second guessing all of your design decisions thus far. For me, it went a little deeper than that. When God started healing my heart from everything my hubs and I had walked through, (for more of our story click here) and stirring it with the idea of No Small Life, I started to see how the pain of our circumstances had affected every area of our lives, including our home.
Walking through infertility had left scars on my soul that produced insecurity in almost every facet. I was indecisive (which I still sort of am, but that’s just because I’m artsy lol), had lost hope, and had stopped dreaming along the way.
I wasn’t owning my life or the season of life I was in, I was too busy grieving what I thought would’ve been.
I’ll never forget watching a fav design show on HGTV one night when I had the thought, “maybe I could do that?” From that moment on,,a passion for design started to stir in me. It literally became a tangible way for me to dis-“mantle” (…see what I did there) 🙂 the lies that had bombarded me and re-establish confidence and courage.
I began to look at my surroundings with fresh eyes, questioning, “is that really me, do I really like that?” The answer to most was no, so one afternoon I was ready to do something about it. I took everything off the walls of my living room determined not to live in a cookie cutter, but rather a true creative expression of who Chris and I were.
I was determined, I was focused, I was broke. LOL
Ok, not really, but redecorating can be expensive ya’ll! And that wasn’t an area where we could invest right then. It was time to get creative.
Enter multiple trips to Home Goods.
I’d often run in on my way home from work craving some inexpensive art and inspiration. On one such trip, I spotted the simplest, cutest, little black and white typography sign. It simply said,
“So Glad You’re Here”
And it made me silly happy, so I took a pic with my phone to remember it. Once I got home I printed out the pic and taped it, yes taped (stop judging me) it to the glass of an existing picture and started staging.
I thought the saying would be adorable in an entryway, which made me think of shoes 🙂 (my favorite Nine West yellow shoes to be exact) and then 582 iPhone pictures later… I had a winner!
Printed that bad boy at Costco, picked up a clearance Target frame and bingo bango bongo,
I had artwork. Albeit, one piece of artwork, but I was on a roll and gaining confidence.
Maybe you love design and are constantly planning your next DIY project, or maybe this concept is way outside your wheelhouse. Whatever the case may be, changing up your surroundings in large or small ways can be a huge confidence and joy booster, and who doesn’t want more of that?!?
…Can’t wait to show you how I finished my living room wall art for practically nothing! Want a sneak peak???
Until next time xo…