Hi there! Weeellll, get the cold compresses ready because you might need to ice down your eyeballs after this post. I’m going to be sharing some frightening images from around our home that, up until now, I have painstakingly avoided showing you.
Here’s the thing. I’ve been feeling inferior. Do you ever feel that way? I look at other bloggers’ posts and am in awe of all they’re getting accomplished and how perfect their homes look. I’m not naïve enough (after a few years of blogging) to think their homes look like that all the time…I know a lot of staging is involved because I do that, too. But still. Rooms are getting made over left and right, top to bottom; furniture is getting painted and slipcovered; and sandwiches in the form of cute bears or elephants are getting tucked into bento boxes all over the country…except in my house. At least that’s the way it feels when one is inundated with perfectly-lit Pinterest-worthy pics. Because that’s what I do. I troll the web for great ideas and inspiration to pass on to you, or to recreate as my own for Home Made Modern. Who knew feeling inferior would be an occupational hazard of blogging?
So! Those of you who read this blog and actually know me (hi Mom), know what our house actually looks like. But if there’s anyone out there who regularly visits me here at HMM and lumps me into the category of someone who has her sh!& together, this post should prove to you that–just like most people–some days I do, but a lot of days, I don’t.
I’ve taken loads of shots of our foyer as we’ve progressed with it, but here’s what I’ve cropped out:
Piles of stuff on the stairs
The tub that needs recaulked sooooo badly,
I don’t clean the stove after every meal,
that our doorbell has needed replaced for ooohhhhh…about a year.
So there. I’ve aired my dirty laundry (of which there is mountainous piles). And somehow I feel better. I needed you to know that my pretty pictures are cropped to hide all manner of sins, for no other reason than to be truthful. I like to think of myself as a “what you see is what you get” type of gal. But let’s face it: no one wants to see pictures like those I’ve shared today. So I crop, clean up, and coordinate my house to smile pretty for the camera, but it’s all just for show. So from now on…when you see a styled photo on Home Made Modern, you can rest assured that what lies beyond the lens is real life.