I finally finished my deadline weekend project photo shoot and gave out a big sigh. I really left the house in complete wreck mode, so once again, I donned the shovel and started chucking clutter out the window onto the neighbour’s lawn.
(I kid, but that’s not half bad…)
The house got picked up spic and span and I was PROUD. A new project inside a
clean tidy house!
And then I glanced at the mantel. It didn’t go with my newly finished project. So you know what I did next. I dismantled the works and hauled a bunch of new stuff upstairs again.
In other words, my house looked nice for about 20 seconds.
I’ve come to the conclusion a stager’s house is never done, clean, nor safe from change. It’s not in the cards. If you want to stage for a living, your house IS your portfolio, and the faster you switch it around, the more ‘stock’ you have to show for it.
You need a place to store your overflow, switch things around often, and try new things constantly so you can avoid spending $ each time you need a new look. You need to be flexible, ok with mess and half done projects for when real life takes over.
Basically put, if you’re a stickler for not wanting to move ‘that mirror’ to a new location and you need completion in your life, you may have a hard time with this gig.
The beauty of my kind of eclectic decorating is, anything really can go anywhere. It’s just a matter of making it work. So that offers me lots of flexibility when I change things out for the sake of a pretty shot.
I will never ever have a clean house again because I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing this. So I hereby declare, from this day forward, I vow to love my mess and all that comes with it and be downright proud that I even HAVE all these opportunities to decorate.
And you guessed it… I was playing with leaves, a gate and barbed wire today. Sorry it got too dark for a reveal… let’s just blame it on the moon. My own version of funky fall will be revealed in due time. 🙂
Have you thought about what comes with your own chosen passion?
How will you handle it?