The holiday decor has been packed up and put in the shed.
The dining room is back to normal. I've erased the Christmas tree on the chalk board.
Now my thoughts are heading toward the new year.
The local photographer Country Woman hired to photograph the kitchen will be here the second week in January. I looked at his website. Pretty fancy.
Wonder what he'll think when he gets in here and sees he's supposed to photograph the poor woman's version of a newly decorated kitchen?
It might be fun to see the look on his/her/their face. Whoever comes.
Sometimes I just have to laugh. I left a completely redone kitchen back in Texas. It had the granite counter tops and deep drawers and beautiful bronzed faucet set, etc.
It had a new dishwasher and a new floor and one half wall was knocked out to create more room. It was all repainted and professionally renovated and done with the aid of a designer.
And no one asked to photograph it.
(I have no idea why I'm showing the dining room and talking about the kitchen. Sorry about that.)
The decoupaged cabinets seem to be the draw. I'm sure many of you, when you first saw it, thought: What on earth has she done to those nice white cabinets?
I sat down on a garden rolling cart (because my squatting abilities have seen better days) and started gluing quotes and vintage images and anything that caught my fancy on there. With a foam brush in one hand and Mod Podge in the other.
I had no idea what I was going to do until it was done. I had just repainted those cabinets, so my intention was not to cover them up. But that's somehow what I ended up doing.
Which is how a lot of my decorating somehow gets done.
I guess beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, huh?