blogging / E-Design / interior design
A few months after we closed on our home, our good friends found their first home and decided to take on similar renovation projects. The timing of the reno projects on both houses was nice because when we were in the trenches of it all, they hadn’t started yet so they were fresh and rosy and assured us that it would all be worth it. Then we finished and they were right in the middle of it but we were feeling good since we finished so we assured them that their work would for sure be worth it. These are great friends of ours, and it really was fun to go through this process together.
In case you missed the 50,000 announcements on Instagram, I’m teaching a decorating workshop. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now but never saw a feasible opportunity. Then Loot Vintage Rentals reached out and asked if I’d be interested in teaching a workshop in their space.
1960s Modern Ranch
A few weeks ago I wrote about diversifying my income, specifically through working as a Homepolish designer. They treat us designers really well and that’s just one of the reasons I love that company. But today I’m talking about the company from the client’s perspective….
My favorite/most used line right now is “yeah, we’re on permanent hold”. That’s in response to “so what are y’all working on now?” (referring to the house). Our friends and family are nice people and always inquire about the house because they know I love to talk about house stuff.
That permanent hold came in hot a few months ago, and I foresee it continuing through the fall months. Renovating/working on house projects is so exciting, but it wears you out. It’s all so worth it now, but for 5 months we were taking on a new project every night. A lot of them were not mentioned here because they were boring things like replacing closet doors or door hinges. In addition to energy levels being low, the money thing was a huge factor!! Things add up so quickly!! So we’re holding off right now, which means TV time in the evenings. We are binge TV watchers, so this will be a nice, slow stage. (Can I just say that This Is Us is the best TV show I’ve ever laid my eyes on?)