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To Pin or Not to Pin

Yes oh yes I’m talking about the wonderful and yet so evil Pinterest. I’ve seen it sweeping the blog world, sweeping facebook as it now posts to there as well. Talk at lunch tables at work and in the halls and it is EVERYWHERE. I’ve been asked a few times if I have joined this world. And well the truth is no, I haven’t. I feel compelled to tell the reason why.

I’m going to start by saying that originally I thought it was Pine terest not Pin terest. I possibly think that my original definition of pining was correct, it is creating a deep longing for. About a year ago I was obsessed with blogging and reading other blogs. Reading blog from homemakers, moms, working wifes, design blogs, cooking blogs and about everything in between. I found recipes, crafts, projects, ideas and so much more! I constantly was planning the next remodel, the next project I could save up for. I was following over 100 blogs and seemed to find new links every day. And then one day it hit me like a 2×4, think Tommy Boy.

I had become completely discontent with my life. I had no reason to be discontent I had everything I needed and blessed with so much more. Yet because of the new found pining of projects and abilities, crafts and the time to do them I had become miserable. I wanted to have the funds to go buy old furniture refinish everything and make a totally awesome room. Sad thing is, that as beautiful as I think that makes the room it honestly isn’t me but I WANTED IT! I wanted to do projects that weren’t even me, but felt compelled to do them?!?!?!?! Why, because they were awesome and homemakery???

So as Pinterest comes out and the wave starts and is taking over people everywhere at least for now I will bow out. I will still choose to do projects, but I will do this on my time in my terms and only for something I actually have interest in. If I want a recipe I will search for options on that one concept, not become obsessed with the next 100 recipes I feel the need that I have to try to be the best housewife. I don’t want to feel like a failing housewife seeing 1000’s of ideas that are awesome and great, but not for me and then feel guilty about it. I know that a majority of it is my own issues, but seriously why do it to yourself?

Anyways there is my rant for the day. What do you think about Pinterest?

Help Me Decide!!!

While our house may look small from the outside, it has an unbelievable amount of space and storage on the inside! One hidden space is the finished attic. Drywall, carpet the whole 9 yards, it even has a door to another room that is unfinished for more storage!

Current Use…

Right now it is filled with Christmas decorations, old storage totes and a few random odds and ends. Even the bed frame for a pop-up trundle. Have to give quick props to friend K who used mad skill in helping me get that up the drop down staircase!!!

I want to convert this area to an office. I’m tired of having a computer in the kitchen, and there is no room for a desk in our music room. I suppose I could shove one in there, but it would make it too cluttered for my taste. As of right now the attic area is a blah white. It needs color!

How to decide, help!

My ideas have been to paint with sponge or rag rolling a coral and pale yellow to create a sunset look, or to go with a deep red and then a tan overcoat. I have gotten a few wrinkled looks from my hubby for those ideas, yet he hasn’t provided a color scheme he would like. So readers I need some ideas! I want to have brain stimulating rich colors! I lean towards earth tones but am not exclusive to them.

I’d love to get feedback for how you decorated your office or what colors you would suggest! I need a room for inspired blogging! I’m looking to paint/decorate within 1-2 months. I will post pictures of transformation!