Does anyone else buy or borrow home decorating magazines? I do.
I ooh and I ahhh over the nice layouts and the fancy furniture. The beautifully matched curtains, the faux painted walls and the hardwood floors with expensive area rugs all make my heart beat a little faster. I dream about what my house could look like.
Now I have lived in a lot of houses over the years, and some of them have been very nice. I’ve painted and decorated and tried to pull a ‘room together’ to resemble those that I see in the magazines. In my house however no matter how hard I try something always gets in the way.
When my kids were little I used to joke that I decorated in Fisher Price and Little Tykes primary colors. I had toys every where and while I like to think I had a fun and funky child friendly look going, I think what I really had was just one big mess.
The house we’re living in right now has sticky kitchen floors, unwashed windows, finger print smudged walls, and books, papers and kid crap strewn EVERYWHERE. I live in a junk filled dump.
This morning I was looking through some home magazines in preparation for a house renovation we will begin in the spring. I was dreaming of the shiny wood floors, the new kitchen with shiny appliances and the lovely stone fireplace we will add.
I’m wondering if I can call the magazine people and have them come in the minute the renovation is done and take a few pictures. I don’t expect them to publish what we’ve created in a magazine but I would like a copy so I can remember the dream that I will have for oh, maybe half a day? Then my family will actually LIVE in the new space and it will become a junk filled dump again.
Which I guess means this time next year I’ll still be buying magazines.