Creating Beauty Even When Things Aren't 'Perfect'
I've talked about our house before, how it was a true fixer upper, and that was what allowed us to afford it. It sits on four and a quarter acres, and it was all neglected. Bit by bit, we've transformed this property and house.
We've been here for 17 years, and it is now time to update things. However, we started our business almost three years ago, and there is not a chunk of money sitting around to do all the projects I have in mind. (smile)
However! I am not one to not decorate or create spaces to enjoy beauty just because there are not funds for bigger projects!
The deck is not beautiful and new, but its what we have to work with for now and so I do what I can, little by little.
A folding table (we already own), a few chairs purchased last year, benches found by the side of the road for free, an inexpensive tablecloth, a pretty plant in an urn and we have a delightful space to sit and read, talk with friends, and eat an al fresco dinner!
My garden sitting area is another one of these projects that have no funds for a 'proper' sitting space, but I am doing what I can.
If you look at the walkway you can see the problem I have with the chickens in the garden.
This requires not only a broom, but a shovel to deal with the dirt that gets rained on!
In this photo you can see that we have yet to wash the house this year (we've had so much rain), and you can see the dated bow window I'd like to replace.
Bit by bit, I'm continuing to create beautiful spaces, that while not perfect, are places that the family can enjoy and share with others.
I want to encourage you to create spaces in your homes that lift your spirits, create a sense of beauty, and provide a space for you or your family to enjoy.
As the Nester used to say, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." My garden space is not perfect (there are weeds that are winning the battle) but the flowers are too pretty to miss out on. With the table and chairs, I no longer need to sit on the front steps to enjoy my garden in the morning, or to catch the blue hour!