Here we are. The end of the road. Well, the end of 31 Day of Art and Accessories. It's been fun to pick through my Pinterest boards and the interwebs to show you some of the things I love. I hope you've enjoyed it too. Today I'd like to share with you one more piece of word-y art.
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All my life I have loved decor. I grew up in family that didn't have a lot of extras. We always had enough but rarely had an excess. But even so, the home I grew up in was a pretty space. My dad could build or fix anything and back in the day my mom was quite the decorator in her own right. I grew up thinking that a color deck and a book of wallpaper samples was the ultimate in inspiration for a whole new world full of beautiful spaces and incredible rooms. My parents were proof that you didn't need a ton of cash to have a well put together beautiful space. I'll always be thankful that they let me choose my own room decor and somehow managed to pull it off on a limited budget. I'll never forget my literally closet sized room wallpapered in the most perfect pale pink Holly Hobby wallpaper and the sweetest pink shag carpet. (Hey people, it was the 70's. Shag was SO COOL.) They thought nothing of me deciding that my barbie townhouse (a gift for Christmas) should always live right in the very center of my tiny space (even though the only reason it HAD to be there was so I could hide the glue stain from my "sewing" maching that used glue to sew. Who thought that a gluing sewing maching was a good idea?!?!) And so it was. I thought that great taste and a good eye could make any space charming and home. I still do. Today, my life is a little easier. We don't struggle to meet the month's obligations like we did when I was growing up. There are way more choices with a little more cash. But I still get a thrill in figuring out how to get a look without spending the whole budget. I'm amazed at what a few gallons of paint and a couple of changes here and there can have in almost any space. I thrill at before and afters that were accomplished with ingenuity and passion. And that's where I'm headed. I want to help people see that a well thought out choice can be worth more than all the cash you could ever hope to throw at a project. I'm going to call this endeavor An Inside Outlook. It's coming soon. I can't wait to tell you more about it.