Has this ever happened to you? You’re happily working on a decorating project, and right in the middle of it, you realize it’s all wrong. Or, you live with the project for a while, but every time you walk by it, something keeps telling you it’s not quite right?
Well, I’m here to tell you that it does happen once in a while, and it’s OK when it happens. It’s really OK to change your mind when decorating!
I’m pretty good at making decorating choices and sticking to them, but recently that wasn’t the case. I had just finished painting the grout in our bathroom white.
I lived with the grout white for just a few hours before I knew I had to re-do it. So, I re-painted the grout gray. (I know, I usually do things the hard way!) It looks so much better now! I love how the gray grout picks up the gray in the tile, and it should be a lot more forgiving than the white grout would have been.
It wasn’t fun re-painting the grout, but I knew if I didn’t, I would regret it. It would bother me every time I walked into the bathroom.
Afterwards, I shared that I re-painted the bathroom grout in my Facebook group (you can join too, just click here), and one of the group members said, “Sometimes we just have to do things the long way around to get where we want to go, and only we know how to get there.”
I just loved what she said, and it’s so true. Your decorating journey may not follow a straight path. It will probably shoot off in different directions, and you may even have to go backwards! But, it’s OK.
If a decorating project doesn’t feel right to you, then maybe you need to just bite the bullet and re-do it.
That’s one of the great things about decorating on a budget, if you have to re-do a project it’s probably not going to cost you a lot of money to re-do it. Just some extra time – which I know can be hard to come by!
Here’s another example. When we did our whole house renovation, I painted our hall bath vanity white. Afterwards, it kept bothering me that something wasn’t right. I finally figured out that even though I love white, the white vanity didn’t look right with the new white counter top. So, eventually I re-painted the vanity a blue color that matched the blue backsplash tiles, which was much less expensive than re-doing the counter top!
So, if a decorating project is bothering you after it’s done, or in the middle of it, step back and try to figure out what is not quite right. In the long run you’ll be happier if you re-do it than trying to live with it. It’s OK to change your mind when decorating!
Tell me about some of your oops decorating projects, or times when you’ve changed your mind about your home decor choices. Can you relate?
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