This post is totally impromptu on a Friday night. That happens sometimes–where something will happen that sparks something fierce inside of me, and a light-bulb will twinkle inside my brain, and I have to write. Ahhh….don’t you love blogging?!
Tonight I had one of those moments as I was checking email, waiting for some late-night Little Caesar’s carryout pizza. I happened to get an email from a girl who stumbled upon one of my old posts about planning a basement makeover, and she wrote me something so poignant that I wanted to share it with you:
I just came across your blog a few weeks ago, while searching for photos of rooms painted in Rainwashed. I wanted to tell you how much I like your blog. It’s so refreshing to see a diy/decorating blog featuring a normal looking house, lol!
Seriously though! I live in a 1,700 square foot house, that was built in 1926. It’s easy to feel inadequate seeing blogs with 5,000+ square foot, brand new mini mansions, that look like something straight out of Better Homes and Gardens.I’d much rather read about someone fixing up an older, average home, on a budget!
Her email hit a nerve.
I even decided to come right home and make a little video, telling you guys why you shouldn’t compare your home to others’ homes.
I knew exactly how she felt because that’s how I feel. Even now….being a blogger, too, I still say I have an ugly house all the time (I’ve even been known to use the word “nasty” too!), criticizing it because it “doesn’t compare” to all that loveliness I see floating around Pinterest.
But her email ignited something inside of me–a desire for us all to STOP crapping on our houses and simply love it and decorate it for what it is–our place of comfort!
So I was inspired to create this short video to inspire all of you beautiful DIYer’s who sometime feel inadequate about your house, but who just want to create a pretty, affordable home for yourself and/or your family.
You Do NOT Have an “Ugly” House
Okay…..but maybe you do have an outdated house and you want to do a makeover. Doesn’t that sound better? More positive? Outdated sounds like something easily fixably. Ugly just sounds….hopeless!
And we’re all doing such great jobs on making our houses look fabulous for very little money (and so little time, too!). So let’s stop comparing ourselves and our homes to people in the blogosphere okay?
Now go watch my video and leave a comment below to let me know if you ever feel like you have an ugly house and it’s not “good enough.”