When my children were younger it wasn’t easy to decorate.
I had four little people under the age of six.
I’d add a pillow.
They’d un-pillow it.
I’d fold up blankets and put them in a basket.
They’d un-blanket it.
I’d stack books with metal spheres on the coffee table and they would un-coffee table it.
It always takes a little longer when you are decorating with friends.
Now my kids are older.
They don’t really un-decorate any more.
Now, instead of taking away the decor, they add to it.
They add plates of pizza crusts and water bottles and homework and almost empty bowls of honey nut Cheerios.
They sprinkle the room with shoes and coats and basketballs and baseball bags and sweatshirts and stinky socks.
Yesterday, as I picked up the room and straightened the pillows and stacked the pizza plates and gathered up the water bottles…
….I realized that all those days of decorating with extra help were over.
Until I started adding a little farmhouse decorating to the master bedroom.
Everywhere I went.
Every jewelry box drawer I closed.
Every shade I opened.
Every pillow I fluffed….
….eight furry paws followed my every move.
They followed me as I made the bed.
They followed me as I straightened the ottoman.
They traveled from room to room with me as I tweaked and fluffed and moved accessories all around the house.
They even helped me un-decorate a little here and there.
They stayed with me every decorating step of the way.
All that activity wore them out.
Bonzai climbed up into his bed.
He took a nap in the hallway.
I guess he wanted to guard the door….
….just in case I needed any more help. 🙂
PS I just added these amazing tufted chairs to my Painted Fox shop.
I love the tufting on the back and the sides and the texture of the material and the distressed finish on the legs.
And the best part?
They are extra comfortable.
Perfect for watching all things Victoria.
…just in case you were decorating with friends, too. 🙂