|*I am pretty fond of this "during" picture though.|
And sometimes it takes years. We (I) have been working for some time on making the dining room look less like a Nicaraguan prison cell and more like a warm inviting space where we can live laugh love (imagine that in a classic, yet modern cursive font). Maybe it’s also possible to live laugh love together in a Nicaraguan prison cell. I shouldn't write about things I know nothing about.
I love a nice cozy, pretty home as much as the next person, but let’s just say no one has ever told me I have an eye for decorating. I have friends (Shannon and Kristin – I’m looking at you) who can magically transform an entire room in one hour with three dollars, a pipe cleaner, a scrap of fabric, and some foliage from the woods. Things move a little slower and more awkwardly at my house. I’ve been talking about updating the dining room for five years, bought some materials in July, wallpapered in September, and made some further strides this week. Our dining room is small and consists only of two walls (one of which contains mostly windows) and a table and chairs, so it’s understandable that you may wonder how on earth this could take so long. And we’re not even getting a new table and chairs at this point! So … basically the project consists of redecorating a wall. I really do suck at this. But that’s okay; I accept myself for who I am. I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it … I WILL finish this project! And then I’ll post pictures! Until then, here is a before picture, taken in May. I tried to make it look as nice as possible so I wouldn't be accused of purposely exaggerating its plain-ness.
So I may not be awesome at home decorating, but I feel like I’m pretty good at something else. I saw this on 22 Words and was reminded of this (you have to scroll down past all my snow-melting pictures). I wouldn’t describe myself as photogenic so much as just inexplicably joyful when someone takes a picture of me running.