Monday, January 18, 2021

The Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop Is Going To Get A Makeover Too


By this time last year, almost everyone in our life knew that we were buying a house. We closed in early February. Between sharing the news and our closing date, we were bombarded with requests to see our new house. Instead of having people over on multiple occasions, we had a housewarming party in mid-March. 

Prior to our house warming party, we unpacked and decorated. We knew that we wanted to live in our new house for a while before deciding on colors to paint the rooms we wanted to paint. There was one exception. The bedroom off the back porch that we converted into the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop.

The walls were a dingy and slightly stained pale blue. It was obvious where wall decor had once been hung and taken down. 

During the process of planning our house warming party, we knew that we were going to utilize that room as the main room for party food. We wanted to spruce things up a bit so Lisa suggested we paint that room the weekend before.

We chose a gorgeous shade of caramel. However, due to timing and such, we didn't paint the trim, double closet doors, or the other two doors. 

When the paint dried, we hung up some wall decor and that was it.

In the months to follow, we decided on the color for the trim and doors. We have the paint, however, since September, we've been working on giving other rooms their much needed makeovers.

I knew that getting the trim and many doors in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop would freshen it up and make the room pop. 


Over the past week, and especially after viewing the before and after photos of the many rooms we've already given makeovers to, a little fire ignited in my creative soul.

The Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop needs more than the trim and doors painted to compliment the walls Lisa painted last March in that rich shade of caramel. 

It needs pops of contrasting color from pieces that we've created.

It needs pieces hung on the walls.

It needs to be a room that inspires.

It needs to be a happy room.

It needs to be a room that tells a story.

It needs to be a room that's exciting and makes people want to linger because there is so much to look at.

It needs to be my creative playground.

And, so much more.

After contemplating this for a few days internally, I talked about it with Lisa this morning. I explained that I wanted it to be all of the above and not just a project space. Because right now, that's exactly what it is.

I have a project table, a couple of shelves, and lots of supplies. It looks like a generic DIY project room. 

When I told Lisa that I wanted to give the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop a makeover and the many ideas I had, she replied, "Absolutely. It will fit in with the theme of the rest of our home."

That's all she said, but I knew what she meant.

Our home is filled with pieces that we have collected for almost 10 years. Those pieces range from yard sale and flea market pieces to family heirlooms and unique gifts from our friends and family. It also includes pieces that we have made.

We adore vintage, primitive, unique, handmade, heirlooms, and other oddball pieces that we've either made or gave a makeover to, etc. 

Every piece has a story behind it. 

When people visit our home, they linger in each room and admire pieces and they often ask where this or that came from.

We love that.

The Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop should be the same and it will happen.

But, first...

We have a few more hours left to completing our bathroom makeover and doing a few touchups throughout the rooms we have painted.

Our goal is to have all of that done by this coming Sunday. 

Then, on Monday, it's all about the fun stuff.

Giving the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop a makeover.

Working on some pieces for our home.

We are excited.

That's kind of a big deal because this entire COVID-19 pandemic has hovered over us for almost a year now. 

Last year, between buying a house, packing moving, and the COVID-19 pandemic, we didn't make or sell anything. 

It's kind of looking like the beginning of this year, or beyond, will be the same.

Instead of getting down in the dumps about that, we are focusing on our home. Doing and making things for us. Without the guilt.

I'll definitely keep you posted. 

Stay tuned...

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