In her book, Melissa talks like she does on her blog- lots of wisdom, encouragement, sweetness and humor along with simple tips, tricks and ideas for challenging yourself and making your home work best for you, alongside creative solutions to freshening up what you've already got.
Anyway. I love the way Melissa puts us all right at ease and says, "Creating a beautiful home is not about presenting a perfect image to the world. It is about creating a perfect space in which to live your unique life. A well-loved home will always be a bit of a beautiful mess." And then she talks about how we're all different and finding the balance that is right for us is key. And I loved that. Because it's true. We all do it differently and that's awesome and is also what makes our home lovely for our people. At the end of her book, she has a 31 day challenge of things you can do to love your home. She asked a few of us to join her and do at least one challenge in our own home, but I ended up doing a lot of them because I was so inspired by her good ideas! I'll share three with you today.
Finally, on Day 30, "Paint Something" she talked about the power of paint. I mentioned that I was working on my kitchen island in my previous post and shared why- it was just time for the gray (SW Light French Gray) to go away... I loved it, I just wanted to go with something a bit more cheery and colorful for this stage of life and was all inspired by Melissa. So I painted the island in my kitchen a nice grayish blue! (SW Peacock Plume) (This above photo was an old Home Tour photo because I forgot to take a proper before photo- you can see we have also changed our light fixtures since this was taken- sometime last fall I think?) (You can see our nearly completed, and updated Home tour, here.)
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