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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Question of the Day ...

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Okay, so *why* is it that when I set out to complete ONE project (in this case, simply painting the walls/ceiling in our master bedroom to FINALLY match the window treatments I added a year ago) ...


that it spirals into things like ... oh ... adding new fabric:


switching out furniture:


a trip to HomeGoods:


an unexpected order of chalk paint:


a touch of pink for Valentine's Day:


*way* too much time looking (and still looking) for a super deal on one of these (from Amazon.com):



annnnnd, winding up in our master bathroom, wielding my paint brush while my eyes start to spasm with ideas ?!  Anyone care to give me the answer ?!  Anyone ... anyone ...


Welcome to my world ... please tell me you're my neighbor.  LOL

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30 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Ha ha--my projects also tend to snowball at my home!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Neighbors? Don't you live in the room next door to mine... LOL! I know, we are so bad. It just evolves into a full blown do-over once you start doesn't it? I am sure, absolutely sure, it will be envy inducing once you reveal all!

Kristel said...

This is why I always hesitate before starting a new project, because the same thing happens to me! BTW, have you looked at Overstock for chandeliers? I have seen similar ones to the one you are eyeing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, a simple job usually snowballs like that. Not sure why. Can't wait to see the reveal. Have you checked overstock.com for the chandelier. Here is one I found on there for you. You can just go on overstock.com and put in chandeliers and you will see it on the first page. http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Crystal-Chrome-3-light-Chandelier/4268146/product.html

NanaDiana said...

I think it is the Decorating Devil having his way with us! It NEVER fails that when I start one project I end up doing a whole lot more than I ever planned. Let's just say that tomorrow, if things go well, I am painting a small BLACK TV cream color so that it disappears into my small sitting room. Sad, huh? Painting a TV?

I can't wait to see your project all done. Your components so are are wonderful! xo Diana

Revi said...

I'm writing this comment with paint on my hands at this moment! At least here, we can relate. :)
-Revi

Wanda said...

Uhmmm....could it be because that's just how you roll? LOL! It happens all the time that snowball affect. Can't wait to see it when it all comes together!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is how it works for me, too! I start to envision the room finished before it is!! Good luck with your painting!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That's always the case here too Becca! Now hurry on up and finish up because I am dying to see the reveal!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

LOL! It means you're normal!! It's that creative spirit inside!! We all do it!

Jemsmom said...

It is that ADD kicking in! Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see it. Big news here... it is a go for Minnesota. :-(

At The Picket Fence said...

I think that's why I get frozen sometimes in the middle of projects, because I have so many ideas floating in my head and want to do them all. Is that decorator ADD? lol Can't wait to see your finished bedroom!

Heather

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think they need to make a medication for people like all of us, Becca! I also think it helps keep those of us that have indoor Winter climates sane to have projects to do inside the house.

Andrea said...

yup, I think that most of us bloggers are pretty much the same. We're home decor obsessed (I suppose that is why we blog about it too =) You're in good company!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Hi Becca! Love your blog! Following you now!

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

This happens to me ALL the time. It's called decorating ADD!

Debbiedoo's said...

Girl, I have no clue why this sort of thing happens. I suppose we then realize the room has to completely come together and if we do not go from one thing to another, it WON'T come together. At least in my mind I think that way. I have had three projects going today...of course ONE did not work out LOL!

Jeanette said...

Oh Yes!!! I know what you mean, it's so scary how your mind just goes off the track and suddenly you are transported to another project some where other than where you are supposed to be. Its funny your beautiful material is also my beautiful material, A friend of mine just made me gorgeous valances for my office with that! I love it! Can't wait to see what you are up to. xoxo Jeanette

Maria Elena said...

LOL It happens every time! You can't stop at just paint! LOL
I can't wait to see your finished product!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Ha, we must be neighbors! It does tend to snow ball, can't wait to see it all completed!

♥Rondell

Linda said...

I know...one thing just leads to another...and before ya know it, you have a whole new room! (:>)

I love decorating, but don't do too much anymore now that I am 61. I just buy a few new pieces once in awhile and get rid of other things.

I have wanted to paint all of my bedroom furniture in my front guest room, but I KNOW that is a huge job, and so I never have started it.

I love Kirklands. I have been wanting to go there. I hope I win!

Love, Linda

Savvy Seasons said...

You are too cute Becca, I always enjoy your humor. Oh boy, I can't wait to see the reveal of all these wonderful projects. You are on a roll...send me some of that energy! =) xo ~Liz

Gail said...

Hello Neighbor! the only thing stopping me from wielding a paint brush is the temperature outside otherwise \i too would be into a flow blown decorating frenzy! Can't wait for Spring! Have a great day:)))))

Gypsy Heart said...

Bueller? Bueller?

That's just the way it goes dear one ~ always happens. Just relax and go with it! The colors are gorgeous...can't wait to see the final reveal.

Stop by and check out my post about Heather, ok?

xo
Pat

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I feel so much better after reading your post and all these comments! I am normal or at least as normal as y'all! It's looking great!
Debbie

Kelly said...

I can totally relate! I think it happens to everyone. One thing leads to another. Maybe it's better that we forget that or we would probably never start a new project. We would feel too overwhelmed from the get go! I love all the sneak peeks of your changes so far. Can't wait to see it completed!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

LOL! It's called the creative process Becca! You got the creative juices flowing ...which is like creative crack! Yep, I'm your neighbor!

Terri said...

Would love a neighbor like you, packing up and calling the movers....LOL. My husband would have a coronary because I would be so inspired to redecorate :)

Tara said...

Oh yes that always happens! By the way I'm painting my dining room manchester tan and was wondering what your dining room ceiling color is? I want to go darker on my ceiling. Love your blog!

Tisha said...

Amen! This is the funniest post and thread of comments - is there a 12-step group out there somewhere? Love all your ideas and can't wait to see the room come together.