Sometimes I write for a reason To share a tutorial, to talk about something important, you know stuff like that. Today I am writing just to write.
Do you know what makes me mad? Walking into a furniture store.
Where they sell you an entire living room group for $5000. Complete with everything from pillows to lamps to tables and couches. The hole (ahem whole) shebang. That you can finance at a low low rate. BLECH!
Do you know what else makes me mad? Walking into a house that is 100% from a catalog. This year there was a beautiful house in our Parade of Homes. The problem? EVERYTHING was from Restoration Hardware. I love RH a ton, I love the layered neutrals but it left me feeling like anyone with $100,000 to spend on furniture could have that exact house. And it made me mad.
Granted, I know that everyone has their own styles and tastes. And I know that there are a lot of people that think that my stuff is too colorful or out there. I get it.
But I hate that people feel like they have to spend a crapload of money on the same thing that so many other people feel like they have to buy too. Did you know when I started Vintage Revivals I was bummed over the fact that all my friends had cute black slightly distressed furniture and I couldn’t afford it? Because I couldn’t walk into Ashley Furniture and buy a stupid living room set that 3 of my GF’s had.
Now. What would have happened if that situation had really really gotten to me? If instead of trying new things, I just worked extra hard to save the $ to buy it?
My life would be completely different. And none of you would be apart of it. And that makes me think most of all.
What if I didn’t have the courage to try to figure out my own style? Cause it takes courage. And LOTS of it.
Is there a spot in your house that you look at and it bums you out? (you know there is!) And you think to yourself “If only I were brave enough…”
So here is what we are going to do.
We are going to start a club. (you know you LOVE clubs)
I need your input. What kind of club should we have?
I want it to push us all. I want to help you guys find out more about yourself and your style. And I want it to be FUN! And a community.
I want everyone to throw caution to the wind and TRY NEW THINGS!
What do you think? Is this a lame idea? Will you be in my club?