We moved into our home almost 3 years ago and at the time had just gone through a major financial crisis after losing our house due to defective drywall. (Crazy circumstances. You can google “Chinese Drywall” if you want to know more about that.) God essentially gifted us the home we currently live in. It’s my favorite. I love so many things about it and am even now 3 years later so incredibly grateful for this house.
Once we moved in we put the little money we had left in our savings account towards a new kitchen (also essentially gifted to us by a friend). In that first year I would save up my “fun money” (anyone else an envelope budgeter? Thank you Dave Ramsey.) and I would buy one can of paint at a time to paint over the yellow walls. It has taken a few years to create the space that you see here or via social media. If you happen to be in a place where you are saving every penny just so you can cover up ugly yellow paint one gallon at a time. I’m with you sister. Don’t be discouraged. What you are doing is important (spending wisely and managing financial resources is always important) and valuable (teaching those and leading by example for those around you that while materials things are fun, they are not ultimate) and while it may not look like a lot, 3 years from now you may look back and see so many lessons learned during this “one can of paint at a time” time.
So, now you know it took a long time to create this space as it is and I still have some projects I am currently working on. So be on the lookout for future little reveals.
PS I’ll list sources under each if applicable.
Shelf & Baskets & Storage Bins | Wall Art | Art Print | Lamp
Books courtesy of my art degree. Postcards courtesy of studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
Sofa | Basket | Pillows | Rug
Desk | Phone | Planner | Mug
What did you think? Could you work in here? Or there just too much white. 😉
See my favorite office inspiration here.
P.S. A post on my favorite desk accessories coming soon!