Do You Ever?

Do you ever have moments when you wish you could just start over?
Do you ever wander from room to room remembering the day you first looked at your house, the day you moved in and all the dreams and ideas you had for your new home?

Placing the furniture just so, swearing you would never move it but, only add as you go; creating that perfect space.
I was determined to let our home "Evolve" on it's own.
Well, I am having one of those moments.  I am never sure if my constant need to rearrange furniture is because I am not ever happy with the outcome or if it is the decorator in me.  Maybe it's a combination.
Whatever it is, at this moment I am wishing I could wave my wand and just start all over with bare bones.  I look around and think why did I buy that?  or "Awe, there it is! I forgot I had that." 

Last night, I was looking through old photos and the many ways I have arranged the rooms in our house. In looking at  some I thought "why didn't I leave it that way?" while others I thought "what was I thinking."
Being brave here are a few photos I found.
 This is how the "Blue Room" looked at one time.

This is now
 The room below is how my now "Office" looked before
re-doing it.


Office: one of many arrangements . . .

(This room gets changed almost weekly . . .)

Our sun porch at one point in time. Seems so long ago.
It has gone through many changes.

The pictures below were taken during my
"Garden Room Phase"

One of many living room arrangements.

and yet another


Do you ever just look at a room and say to yourself,
I can do this!  I can make it into the room I really want.
So after taking everything out, rearranging the furniture
and shopping your house you realize;
it's still the same room, still the same stuff
just different.

Does it ever get frustrating to you, to see rooms that you just "Awe" over and think, if only I could pull that off in this room?

 Do you ever struggle with swapping out items from room to room because either you have grown to like it where it is or you are afraid of change? of disrupting what seems to work?

With so many decorating ideas and styles at the end of the day, all I really want is to just come home to spaces that make me feel good, rooms that feel comfortable to me and allow me to just relax.

Maybe this week, I will start over?

In the meantime, I feel a yard sale coming on
next year.  Time to purge!


  1. I think we all do that! I can't tell you how many times I have rearranged things, only to put them back the way that they were! I've just come to the conclusion that, "If it works...leave it alone"! Lol!

    1. I think you may be right. Sometimes I waste so much precious time trying to make things look better and in reality, it's as good as it's going to get.

      Thanks for stopping by Shenita. Have a great week!

      I hope you get my response when I do it this way.