Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Because of this, I often dream of the days when I can have color on walls, hammer nails into place that won't have to be filled in sooner rather than later, and I can do strange wall treatments like I see in the magazines. Speaking of which, the project I did this week....I have been collecting decorating magazines for over ten years. One was dated June 1998!! I decided that it was finally time to do what I'd always planned and cut out the good ideas and scrapbook them. I spent three days looking through them, cutting things out, and gluing them in place. I must have taken a pile of magazines weighing sixty pounds and reduced it to this small scrapbook. I used every page in the book, but left a little room for growth, since I am addicted to Victoria magazine, as well as Elle Decor and several others.
I saved things like ideas for projects, ways to reuse items, pictures with color combos I love, directions on how to repair things, and words and quotes that inspire the feeling that I wish my retirement house to convey.
All with the hopes that one day I will be able to refer to the book, use the resources I've saved, and have a ball bringing it all to life. In the meantime, it's a great way to escape into the future.