Saturday, January 7, 2012

How I "Envision" Things

We've lived in our current house for about 6 months now. I have a list a mile long of things to get around to doing. For some reason I have had a fear of commitment in hanging anything on the walls and a case of wishy-washyness...yes I'm declaring that a word...on colors, styles, etc.

So, today I decided that I am going to start making decisions. And how do I do that since I have a fear of commitment and wishy-washyness? BLUE tape!

Yep, that's right...that's my markings of where a 5x8 rug would go. I needed to see if it would work, or if I needed to go bigger. {Decision: BIGGER}

I also really want to add some board and batten to this room. The house is too "traditional" for me so I need to add some cottage-y casualness. So I marked a line on the wall 5' up so I could visualize how it may look. {Decision: I LIKE IT}

Then I found some artwork online today that I liked so I wanted to see how it may look up on top of the board and batten. {Decision: UNDECIDED about the art but I think I like the concept, ha!}

My husband comes home tomorrow from a two-week trip to East Asia. I have two questions: How long will it take him to notice? And, How long will it take him to figure out he's got some work to do?! :) Gotta love a good Mr. Handyman!

Am I the only odd ball? Do any of you do stuff like this to help make your decisions and visualize changes?


  1. I haven't tried tape but I definitely feel you on the wishy-washyness! I have hardly anything hung in our home (and we've lived here for about 6 months as well) because I have such a hard time making a decision. Oh well, it just means when we do find something we'll reallyyyyy like it right?! ;)

  2. Yes, all the time. I am famous for painting poster board and thumbtacking it all over the walls so I can visualize color. I also pin strips of fabric to the wall so I can see if I like it for drapes too. Can't wait to see what you do. Hugs, Marty

  3. That's a great idea!! I'm so going to do that to help with my rug size. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great weekend

  4. I should do that more often. I wouldn't have as many nails in the walls.

  5. Love the tape idea never thought about that. I would go with a bigger rug as well because think of when the chairs are pulled out how they will sit on it, just a thought. Can't wait to see your finished project. Love your ideas.

  6. I agree with Lindsey on the rug! A general rule of thumb for a rug under a table is 16-18 inches from the edge of the table. It makes it easier to scoot a chair out when getting up. I do love the board and batten, it's one of my favorite 'looks'! You and Tiffany have some great ideas, thanks for sharing!!!


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