i think another part of the reason though is that my mom and my sister both have good eyes for decorating and creating a beautiful space. i would like to think i have some of that too, but i wasn't really pushing myself to really commit to that because i was afraid of what they would think of my space. what if they don't like it? what if they hate the colors? what if the layout looks weird to them? will they make fun of me for getting curtain panels from wal-mart? blah. blah. blah. i now realize, thanks to the nester, that it doesn't matter what they think. (i know, novel idea, right?) but this is MY space. for ME and MY husband. not that i will never ask their opinions or talk things over with them because i really respect things they say... but this isn't their home. at the end of the day they leave and i have to live here. so what works best for me and my family? what looks the best to me? if my mom would do it differently, well that's fine. we can have a difference of opinion and both still be right. i have plenty of time and opportunities to switch things up as i get older and mature. spaces are constantly changing and they should change with you. i don't want to decorate my home now for when i'm 40. it should reflect me for who i am now and the best place for my family, NOW. gee. i feel so free to take risks now! i feel a new freedom to do whatever i like now and it is just. great. i am myself and i like what i like. yessss : )
NOW. all that being said.. this is the risk i took. i made a coffee filter wreath. i got the idea from my new favorite nester here and fell madly in love. i knew i had to have this. one major problem. i am not craft-y. not really. i have been able to do some things, but crafts basically scare me. i have been doing them wrong since elementary school. i hate when it turns out looking worse than other peoples' projects. but nester said take risks, i really wanted this wreath and it seemed like a pretty low commitment risk (only costing me about $10).. so i jumped. well. turns out i did it "wrong" haha. now, i am really taking another risk showing you my wreath after showing you hers, so here goes:
i made the coffee filters going a different way than she did. it makes hers looks fluffier and i like that a little better.. but i still like mine. i think it looks pretty cool and not made out of coffee filters. that's for sure. i am just happy i took the risk because even though it isn't perfect, i still really really like it and i think it looks lovely in my room. : ) risk = paid off.