Author: Maggie Washo
Some strange home improvement bug jumped up and bit my rear-end around May of this year. This may not seem that strange to you Suzie and Sam Homemakers of the world, but trust me when I say, I am not that person. Many comments have been made by those dear to me about a certain tendency to live like a college kid. My priorities have been the same for about eight years now, in this order: CH2 magazine, Lucy the Bernese Mountain Dog, family, friends, travel (to lots of places, but mostly Disney World). That’s it. Beautifying my home ranked right up there with visiting Iraq on my to-do list.
But then something happened. Kathleen Mayers, of KPM Flooring, sent me her ad for the May issue (late as usual, I might add. Yes Kathleen, I just called you out. It’s a good thing I’m so fond of you.). The advertisement featured a bright yellow living room scene with pops of white, blue and turquoise and, well, my soul was stirred. Flashing lights went off in my brain. I was inspired!
“I should redo my apartment,” I thought. “But not just one room— every —room!” So I did. I made countless trips to Lowes and bought tools and paint and fancy light switch covers. I took a painting class at Revival Design & Décor and learned how to re-purpose all of the furniture I was thinking of tossing. I spent evenings and weekends poring over inspiration photos and trying to find the right elements to transform my place from college dorm to “pretty place where a woman lives.”
What a sense of accomplishment! I can only imagine how happy and proud a builder, painter, and/or interior designer must feel when a big project is finished and they get to see the fruits of their labor. I hope our Home Section helps to inspire your next project.
Happy Halloween to all you witches, ghosts and goblins.
See you next month!