I shouldn’t worry about 20 years from now, right? I should do what I like now, right?
Seems like a bad plan if you’re talking about weight maintenance or budgeting. But that seems like the right approach for home decoration, right?
Here’s my dilemma:
I don’t like my house.
My new-to-me-just-last-year house.
My house that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the location of.
My house that my 2-year-old and I sit on the back deck most mornings and watch for runners and bikers on the trail behind us.
My house that’s just around the corner from my sister, which makes it incredibly easy to say “Sure, send the kids on over – we’re gonna run through the sprinklers!”.
My house that’s paid for (we’re debt free!). My house that’s in a circle, so it doesn’t get much traffic out front.
I have dreams of it burning down and then I get to re-build a ranch or a 2-story. Those should be bad dreams. I see them as a happy dream.
The problem? My house is just so ‘brown’. Not on the outside, but the inside. I didn’t notice it until we moved in. Brown tile in the entryway, laundry room and powder room. Oak everywhere. Wood linelom floors in the kitchen. Tan carpets. Brown banisters on the staircases. Brown tile in the ‘main’ bathroom. Brown-toned floors in all bathrooms. It’s just brown. I don’t like all that brown.
Seems simple, right? Start getting rid of some of the brown! My husband is on board with me spending money – probably even lots of it by the time all is said and done. But I’m paralyzed.
I’ve had friends in the last few months – 3 or 4 of them – put their houses up for sale. Their houses are beautiful!!! They aren’t huge mansions – most have even been smaller than mine. But you know what I love about them? They aren’t brown!!! Specifically, they have white woodwork. I WANT WHITE WOODWORK!
What’s holding me back? It’s idea that in 20 years, I’m going to hate white woodwork and there’s just no going back. Once you paint it white and it want it to be true wood again, you have to either strip paint (not easy) or replace it all ($$$$).
But I shouldn’t worry about that, right? I should worry about what I love now, right? Cause I love white woodwork and have for a long time.
But I’m paralyzed.