I’m decorating my new house! This is not something I’ve truly managed in other domiciles, not really, unless you count the ginormous bright orange vase-shaped-object a friend and I picked up to mock the ugliness of the orange and yellow bathroom in a certain mobile home I like to pretend I never knew. It almost looks classy in its current location on my mantel, but I’m not sure it counts as decor.
No, I mean I’m hanging artwork and family photos and paintings with some actually thought behind their arrangement.
At least, in theory. In reality, I mostly hold a framed item in front of me while marching around the house mumbling to myself and tripping over cats.
Part of the problem is that I really can’t picture anything more complicated than a single framed object. I have trouble envisioning an organized and interesting arrangement, especially one that is something other than symmetrical, or involves objects of varying sizes.
I also lack confidence in my abilities, because I have siblings who are actual ARTISTS or who can walk into a Ross’s and pick out a peculiar object like this one…
The other, larger issue is that while I’m pretty sure wiring in walls mostly runs kind of like the red lines in this picture (and probably not even that prominent)…
…in my head I picture it running more like this.
But still, I’m printing up some photos. I have some artwork and some frames. I have a drill/driver thing. Even scarier, after years of resistance, I’ve joined Pinterest.
Watch out, world.