Do you remember way back when I posted about how we were going to renovate our house… this year?? I confess that I’d all but given up hope on anything even remotely renovation like actually starting this year.
Of course it all hinges on money, or lack there of… or actually the fact that most of it is tied up in the share market and really this isn’t the smartest time to be selling shares.
We could sell the shares and start tomorrow if we wanted to… and ooooh how I want to. I so badly want these renovations to happen, if it were up to my heart I’d sell the damn shares tomorrow and get our the sledge hammers. Thankfully.. it is not up to my heart. Despite the fact that I don’t really understand the share market, I do understand enough to know that it would be wiser to wait… just a little longer. My head agrees with the much smarter (when it comes to shares anyway) head of the Baldy Boy.. and so we wait.
What to do to stop from going nuts and crying all day because we have more children than bedrooms? I calm my jittery renovation cravings with lashing of house idea blogs.
Inspiration for Decoration one for inside and Inspiration for Outdoors for outside I just adore… mostly because they are just images. Photo after photo of interiors and gardens. Nothing wasted in words here… just glorious photos to drool over and bookmark and dream about. Both blogs belong to Jen from A Thousand Words which also has some lovely house inspiration posts among other great reads.
The Inspired Room is also a great read when looking for simple, doable, real home decoration ideas. Loads of great links there too.
And my secret house addiction…. checking out real people’s homes.
Desire to Inspire has wonderful sneak peaks inside real homes…. ok sure, most these homes obviously haven’t had two five year olds and a two year old living in them for at least the day it took to clean and pretty them all up… but they are still real. They have real things in them… they are actually used and lived in… not just staged to look pretty in a magazine but actually not liveable at all.
My poor evernote can barely cope with all the images of houses and ideas I cram into it… I’m probably never going to get to do even one tenth of the lovely things I find, but if I manage to use just a handful of the ideas when we eventually do get to renovate it will be well worth it.
Oh… and the latest estimated time of wall removal is October or November. I am not holding my breath though.