Another productive day painting more walls in our home including the ‘gallery wall’ which feels so amazing. As I stand back and see it in colour, despite it only being the first coat of colour I feel such emotion at what I have achieved. When I look back to the end of summer 2018 when I decided to start the next, most exciting part of our home interior design project I remember thinking how much work there was to do.
When you look at anything in its entirety it is always overwhelming however when you break it up section by section, day by day it is easier to digest. The hardest and easiest part is just starting as once you have made that first move, done that first bit of prep, first touch of paint it seems less daunting. What I have found so important in my process is to make sure I sit back every day and look at what I have done and cast my mind back to how it looked the day before. It is only by stopping and reflecting that you can see the extent of your hard work and achievement, not just with the practical design work but emotionally and spiritually.
Another thing I have found invaluable for me is to put my furniture back each night after painting instead of all being in the middle of the room or in another room. Even though this means I have to take it back out the next day with more work and time involved, I find that seeing everything back in its place against a new coat of paint, a new colour brings me such a huge sense of joy, pride and excitement. This then carries me through the next day as I can see my vision coming closer into reality, another step forward, my progress is clearly visible. It is my way if giving me that extra boost to keep me on my track and to keep going.
Second coat of paint tomorrow so we will be able to see the full glory of the new colour, I am so excited. I can visualize my art on the walls, in their new frames. I am getting way too excited, time to chill before bed (with toasted crumpets of course) and I can achieve more tomorrow.
Looking at more frames this week also so lots more exciting things to come.
Sleep tight, god bless
Sophie Marie x