The Naked Truth

We’ve lived here six weeks now and our bedroom still looks like this. And yesterday, Writer Chic wrote a wonderful post showing her beautiful master bedroom transformation and linked to Nesting Place so much that I think my head grew a few sizes. I felt the need to show you my reality just in case someone out there thinks every room in my house is finished.

Last week I had two guests over–Stephanie and Holley from (in)courage, and gave them a tour of my house including our bedroom. And I’m hosting a whole slew of women this weekend at my house. The room will look just like this when they come but for the bed. I do have the common decency to make the bed.

One of my biggest decorating regrets is not making our master bedroom a priority. But I’d rather have that regret than regretting the time I put into making our bedroom look even better. And right now, if I spent time on this room I’d have to choose to ignore some things that are more important.

This room is builder beige and pretty empty as far as personal items but honestly, it is still a relaxing space and I still really like it. I’d love to hang the mirror, research fabric and make some mistreatments and in my dream world, find 4 matching curtain rods plus hardware for $1 each at a yard sale. But, I also have to balance that with a real budget, real kids home all day and a real tassel order that I need to complete.

The cold hard truth is, that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. And I don’t have to have it all done now. I’m allowing myself the freedom to enjoy this room and it’s clean crisp walls.

But I am gonna hang up the mirror. And I cannot WAIT to get my hands on those four windows! What are you allowing to sit unfinished in your home so you can focus on other things?


  1. Pretty much the entire house. I can get so very exasperated with the blah-ness of it all, but there are so many other things that demand my attention. I have to remind myself that sowing into three little eternal hearts will reap more reward than sewing the perfect window treatment or pillow. (But I still hope to get around to it, you know in my “free time.”) Love your blog and checked out your sister’s too, per your suggestion.


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