Friday, September 30, 2016

Imperfectly Perfect

Hey, readers.  Yesterday, I did some touch-up work on my bedroom walls.  I even managed to paint the sides of the heater without getting white paint all over the walls.  However, once those 2 small tasks were taken care of, I started to notice other things that sent me into painting overdrive.

The previous person/people who lived here had cable wire running along the baseboards and door frames.  I could of just took the wire down.  But then that would of left small holes in the walls, which would need to be filled.  Then, put more holes in the wall when the cable wire was put back up.  Vicious cycle.  

So, when my mother was doing the trim, she did her best to get the brush underneath the wire in order to get the color on.  She ended up doing a pretty good job.  However, I noticed a few spots that she couldn't get to, and that started to bother me.  I'm wired strangely.  A lot of the time, I can be very nitpicky and OCD.

I have to have things done a certain way or it will drive me crazy.  I don't know why.  That's just how I am.  So, I tried my best to paint those areas.  Then, I spotted other tiny areas that needed to be painted.

Finally, after obsessively trying to get the walls perfect, I had to stop myself.  I realized I was needlessly driving myself crazy.  The walls looked great.  Yes, there are still tiny signs of the old paint color showing.  And yes, when my mother did the trim, she did get a little bit of the new color on the door and window frames.  

But so what?  After stepping back and looking around the room, I think that the little imperfections add charm.  I describe the style as goth/shabby chic/messy.  Not only does this label describe my bedroom design, it also pretty much describes me. XD

In short, what I'm trying to say is don't sweat the small stuff.  Don't let minor things that are out of your control drive you crazy.  If you come across a tiny obstacle, do your best to use it to your advantage and work around it.  So ends another segment of Aji's Decorating Corner.  Thanks for taking the time to read my long-ass rant. XD

Til next time.

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