What would you do when you have a big goal or a dream and you feel so far from achieving that goal?
I make a tentative plan to achieve the goal and start working with the smallest, easiest step.
Because making small progress every day is better than making no progress at all.
I take the same approach when I decorate our home.
Making our home pretty makes me feel good, even when I can only take baby steps. Yes, it's frustrating at times how long it takes get where I want it to be, but I know at least I'm moving forward.
So I made a plan for the foyer that helps me envision the end result and work toward the finish line one step at a time. Taking small steps and celebrating each accomplishment gives me the hope I need to keep going.
|Our foyer in need of sprucing up|
It's a tentative plan because I will probably change things as I go along.
I am going to do a blue and white porcelain gallery wall on either sides of the trumeau mirror, similar to this.
|Peter Vitale via Veranda|
I hung a couple of white and blue plates I had at hand so that I can get the feel for it.
Not bad at all.
I added another plate and a ginger jar to see if I like "the gallery wall" look.
I think I do like it!
I'm going to add a beautiful rug in shades or red, coral, and blue. I wonder if I'll be able to score something like this on craigslist.
I wanted to see if the white paint I used in our family room works better, but I think I'm happier with the original gray: Taking an action to achieve my goal makes me happy, even if it doesn't turn out the way I expected. At least I tried the white paint and I don't have to ever wonder again "what if I liked the white better."
I make a lot of mistakes when it comes to decorating and life in general, but trying something new and making mistakes helps me develop my preferences.
I also celebrate things that feed my soul, no matter how small they seem. This helps me stay positive and stay on course.
Antique ginger jar. One of my favorite blue and white things: Surrounding myself with beautiful things makes me happy.
I think I'm going to make a simple, minimalistic drawing like this for the gilt frame : Thinking about art and actually making it makes me happy.
The resin bust with my favorite necklace from Elizabeth Perry Collections: A pretty necklace makes me happy, especially when it's displayed where I can see every day.
Last but not least, these boys make me happy (most of the time).
|photo credit: my mother-in-law, Linda|
What are your dreams?
Do you make small progress every day to make your big dream come true?