Every summer I have the urge to decorate or in fact finish decorating! I can't help myself the weather gets nice and I think, mmm painting and moving furniture around. Am I strange? Am I the only one?
I don't even know where the urge comes from, there is no family background to this, my mum and dad rarely decorated, their house was functional. But I just have this urge. Does it come from the fact that I can't sit out in the sun for hours on end as I burn and get overheated - read irritable!! I don't know.
You can see what I did last year, if you look back at my posts from July and August well I feel the same surge of 'doing' this Summer, so yesterday I sat down with my to do list from last year - of which I'd ticked off a lot! - and got to looking at what still needs to be done and what is new on the list!
Also I've been looking at others blogs and websites for some inspiration!
What kicked me off on this again was seeing Mary from Deluxeville's dining room she started painting, or ex dog room he he! I LOVE this colour she's used, not sure we get Martha Stewart paint over here!
Someone else who always inspires me is Tasha from By Gum By Golly whenever I see a shot of her in their home I love the colours that are used, they are very me! See here for instance
Those are the people's blogs I see regularly and think, ooooh I like that! I do realise I've mentioned both the lovely Tash and Mary in my last 2 posts, I'm not stalking them honest, it just happened that way!!!
Then of course there are great books which give me fabulous inspiration and recently I started stocking one of my faves Inspiring 50s Interiors, if you've never seen this book, believe me you have to get it! I sold out at the Rave, yep that quickly, it's a crappy cover but the inside *sigh* the inside!!! I want soooo many rooms from inside this book, every time I decide to decorate I get it out for a bit of inspiration.
Here are just a few
How cool huh? If only I had the time and money, but at least I can use them as inspiration!
So I'm off to look at my to do list, won't be starting til after this weekend I think, but we'll see, I have some very small paint touch up jobs to do first but then, mmm, downstairs loo I think it needs a makeover
So tell me am I crazy decorating in summer?