I’m sure you would agree that our society as a whole suffers from “instant-itis”. We want it all now, fast, and simple.
And the expectation for a room makeover has been altered ever since Trading Spaces. A room can be completely (debatably) finished from top to bottom in 2 days. And, while some transformations can be quick, like changing the wall color, truly finishing a room is typically a slow evolution. It’s a scavenger hunt; a journey of discovery.
It’s taken me a long time to embrace that, because I like things to be finished! But I have learned over the years that working on a room is something that can be (and is perhaps best when) savored like a good cup of dark hot chocolate. You might take some big swigs right in the beginning out of eagerness, but the cup is finally drained in slow sips.
My kitchen has undergone a pretty dramatic transformation over the past few weeks, but now I’m at the point where I’m chipping away at the rest. There are times when I feel impatient with it. I want to check it off the box; look into the room and see that everything is just how I want.
Another part of me is enjoying the get-to-know-you process that happens in a new space. Slowly drinking it in and let it evolve as we learn how we use the space and how it most looks like home to us.
When I last shared my kitchen, several people suggested that it needed some greenery. I completely agreed and I’ve been hunting for some topiaries to flank the sink for a while, but haven’t found any that I like.
I did finally find a sweet plant at Home Depot last week that would work on the island. We had a bowl of fruit on the scale, but I swapped that out for a plant and it does make such a big difference!
The plant does get some great sun there, so hopefully it will like its new home.
And the slow evolution continues…one sip at a time.