Have you ever just felt this sense that your home decor design just wasn’t right? Something was off? Well, let me tell you, I certainly have. In fact, this week, I realized that I actually HATED something that I spent a lot of time and effort on. But the fact is, it just wasn’t working. And no matter how much more time I put in and tried to like it, it wasn’t going to start working.
What am I talking about? This table and chair set for my dining room. I found it at a thrift store, and it was inexpensive, so I took it home and I thought, “Yes! I’m finally going to have that big dining room table that I’ve always wanted!” You can check out all the posts, I put in soooo much work.
But, you know what, instead of it growing on me and feeling proud of something that I had produced, I grew to hate it. I could see every little imperfection and everything that I didn’t like, everything that didn’t work in our home decor design. In fact, that’s all I could see, the negatives. I didn’t enjoy sitting down and eating there.
So I decided to change it up. I finally confessed my feelings of table hatred to my husband, and he helped me move it out of the house so that I wouldn’t have to look at it anymore. Now, I know that you’re probably thinking, “Wow, Nerissa, isn’t that a bit extreme? Couldn’t you just use it until you figured something else out?” Nope, I sure couldn’t. I am just very in tune to my surroundings. Actually, I think most people are, whether they recognize it or not.
Why is Home Decor Design Important?
I FEEL HAPPIER when I like my surroundings. When there’s less clutter, I THINK BETTER. And I’m MORE CREATIVE when I’m surrounded by beauty.
So in light of this and the fact that this table and all of these chairs (which I thought was so great before) are just NOT WORKING, it just had to go! And I feel so much better, like a weight has been lifted.
And now, I feel Inspired to to work on the rest of the house, which, truth be told, has been incredibly blah. Since we moved in, the whole house, except the baby’s room, has been a boring shade of oatmeal. And oatmeal’s not terrible, and it’s worked for the time being, but it’s not what I want to be surrounded in either. Before we moved in, I painted the entire interior of our old house, and then I painted the entire interior of my parents’ house before they moved. Between all that painting and having another baby, I was all painted out.
But I’m feeling that itch again, that painting itch, that itch to change things, to look at something new. And I’m excited to work on my home decor design, rearrange some stuff, and hopefully make some things about the house work better for us. I can’t wait to show you all the process and how it turns out!
Chalk it up as a Learning Experience!
Anyway, I’m calling this table mess-up resulting in table hatred a win! “Why?” you may ask. Because sometimes when you get rid of something that you don’t like or that’s not working, you become reinvigorated, you see things in a different light. I also learned what I want and what I don’t want in a dining set. I’ll let you in on that in the post that is sure to come about my next and hopefully final dining set.
Plus, I learned so much from this dining set. I learned how to reupholster cane-back chairs, how to reupholster the chair cushions, and how to use resin. I worked with materials that I had never worked with and learned the ins and outs of those materials. And I’ve shared the things that I’ve learned with you! So hopefully you can decide what will work for you and what to not waste your time with. In fact, I will be updating the dining set posts with some insights on the materials and processes that I used, as far as how they’ve held up after the furniture has been used for a few months.
Go Forth and Reevaluate!
So what’s holding back your home decor design? Is there something you can’t stand in your house? Are you stuck in a rut? Make a move, get rid of something, change something! See what sparks, how you feel when it’s done.