An embarrassingly long time ago, I started to share a vision of what my home studio space would look like (you can reminisce with me here). We had ordered flooring, done lots of dreaming and scheming and I thought that I would begin to see the fruition of the vision. The reality of the situation is remodeling takes time. Lots of time. The floors were started back in October, and then we just hit a huge pause button. It seemed like every day we (and by we, I mean my husband) had set aside to work on laying the floors – which are the foundation of the entire project – something more pressing came up. That’s certainly not a knock against my hubby, it’s just how life works.
I’ve felt very eager and frustrated throughout this entire project. Thankfully, the partially finished project is in our basement, so for the most part I could just ignore the space and mentally pretend it didn’t exist. However, this only lasted until anther flower order came in and I was once again reminded that I don’t have a workspace.
This is not our first remodel project. We remodeled just about every touchable space in our last house, for the most part without any hired help. So one might think that I’ve come to terms with the reality of what it’s like living in an area that’s under construction. But for some reason, every time I’m able to convince myself that this project will be different. This one will be faster, go smoother, cost less, etc etc.
On top of it all, I don’t think it helps when I watch my beloved home improvements shows and they remodel and entire home in a single episode. Those expectations are so ridiculous. My biggest piece of advice as you’re redoing an area of your home, stop watching HGTV and turn off social media so you don’t have to see other people’s perfectly styled homes (even if they too are currently “under construction”. I never see ugly shop vacs and orange hammers and saw horses in other people’s posts).
Now onto the positive news, we have floors! I suppose the title might have spoiled that surprise but it’s still really exciting! My next four weeks are the busiest of my wedding season but I’m still going to try to sneak a little work on the space in as I can’t stop dreaming of the possibilities for this room. At least I can get fabric ordered for my sofa and pick a paint color, because the current shade of tan has to go.
There’s a peak at the flooring and a little color inspiration for you. Fingers crossed, it won’t be another 6 months before I can share another update.