This post is sponsored by National Builder Supply and my opinions are my own. I was compensated with product from Kichler Lighting.
I would have never guessed that ten years after building my beloved home that I would be so nitpicky over it’s original design.
But over time, my inner perfectionist reared her ugly head. Here are the things that I would have done differently ten years ago.
- Stone fireplace. I wish I would have installed a white, wooden mantel instead of stone. This thought crosses my mind often. Maybe it’s just because I’m ready to lighten up my house with whites.
- Siding. Thank you, windstorms for showing me the not-so-cool side of homeownership my first year here. After the warranty expired.
- Textured Ceilings – I do recall when skimcoat was considered a pain at one time too. So textured ceiling it was.
- Purple Plum Trees – did you know that they have a short life span? Only now do I know this, after it’s become one of the prettiest and largest trees in the neighborhood. This actually makes me a little sad. It’s not doing too well.
- Oak cabinetry–everywhere. *sigh*
But there are easier fixes. Right? So you pick your battles. And here is what fell into the crosshairs.
These googley-eyed mantel lights that have been staring back at me. For 10 years.
I see a face. Don’t you? Or am I just paranoid?
Never once did I tell my kids about my hidden talent for seeing faces in everything. Even on cars. But one day, Avery said, “doesn’t that car looks happy?” It was that moment that I realized that I passed down the special face-detection-in-inanimate-objects ‘gene’. And the kids? They saw this face too. It was “surprised”.
(In case you don’t understand my googley-eyed mantel reference, here is where it comes from).