Renovators Remorse

Looks like August, September and October got away from me. I am suffering from renovation burn-out which is not surprising given that this project is more than a year old. Some days my To-Do list looks more like a Wish List. It occurred to me shortly after moving in that I was never going to have that Grand Reveal moment like you see on the TV home improvement shows. You know the one where the homeowner gasps and covers her mouth with both hands, crying and hugging and squealing “I Love It!” Cue to montage of large walk-in closets, granite countertops, soaker tubs, throw pillows, tall stemmy flower arrangements, jars full of rocks, wicker balls. Yeah, so I have shabby ikea furniture, cardboard boxes and paint cans. Everywhere I look I can only see what needs to be done, not how much has been accomplished – and it’s been a lot. Everyone I know who has been through it assures me it’s all normal. Especially fleeing town at every opportunity so I don’t have to look at it anymore. So that, my friends, is why I haven’t been posting to the blog much these last few weeks.

For the sake of visual gratification (which, face it, is the only reason you keep checking back) here is a picture of some out-of-my-league inspiration. This is the home of NYC architect Diana Kellogg who is living my dream. So beautiful and timeless. “I Love It!”

Let me be clear, this is not my house.

See more pictures at Remodelista

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