I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase – “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” Meaning that sometimes certain “professionals” get so busy with their clients, or whatever, that they neglect to use their skills for themselves, or those close to them. So, in the interest of keeping it real, for this week’s Window Wednesday I’m going to show you some of my windows.
I would love to be able to show you pictures of our wonderfully decorated home, especially of the beautiful window treatments that should be hanging at our windows. But, unfortunately, I can’t do that.
Our household has been in a state of flux for a couple of years now. We’re going to move, we aren’t going to move, oh the indecision! Here’s what our living room looks like now, and has pretty much looked like for the past couple of years. Quite embarrassing when clients come over. Luckily, most of them have been too polite to comment about our lack of decor.
During the time period when I thought there was a really good chance we were gong to sell our house and buy a new one, I knew we needed to make some changes.
I’m a big believer in staging houses when you try to sell them, so down came all of the custom window treatments I had made a few years earlier. If we had put the house on the market, I was going to quickly put up some inexpensive ready-made panels.
I also painted most of our rooms a neutral color, and have taken down a lot of our family pictures and accessories.
Here’s a picture of the dining area. Aren’t you loving, what I guess you could call, the minimalist look we have going on?
We have not had any luck finding a new house in the area that we would like to move to, so slowly over this past year we have decided to stay in our house.
Our kitchen in its current state.
We like our house, but it definitely needs some updating. I’m sure you’ve noticed the abundance of orangy colored oak! Don’t worry, a lot of it’s going.
We’re hoping that after the holidays we can get started on a massive renovation of our house. We haven’t really done much to the house since we had it built 17 years ago, other than painting.
I’m very excited to get started updating our rooms, and to add new window treatments to the windows. So, stay tuned for upcoming changes!
If you would like to see the progress that we’ve made so far with our renovations, check out these posts: