As a renter, there are many things I daydream about. Robert and I have been living together in rented accommodation for 10 years now and as time has passed, the more projects I’ve worked on along with projects I see so many talented bloggers and designers undertake, it makes me daydream about all sorts of things. Most of them the type of things I wholly accept most people don’t even think about. It’s become a substantial list these days, so I thought I’d share my embarrassing confession of the types of things I daydream about being able to do one day …
– To tile a bathroom and / or kitchen. And I’m not talking about hiring someone to do it. I want to do it myself. With the One Room Challenge
that’s happened over the past few weeks, I watched a few bloggers on Instagram stories share their newly laid tiles and I yelled at my phone when I saw they weren’t laying them themselves. I understand them not doing it themselves as the ORC has a really tight deadline, but I would just die to have an opportunity to do it myself. Regardless of how messy it is.
– Add wall paneling to a room or multiple rooms. Design, cut, measure and do it all myself. See same reasons as tiling above.
– Have a toolbelt and power tools. I asked for a toolbelt for my birthday last year (ie – this one
), but I guess it was too boring of a gift. I was 8 months pregnant at the time too so I guess they thought I shouldn’t be doing anything to warrant using a tool belt. That didn’t stop me though.
– Have an area of our home, a shed or a garage as a workshop. Somewhere to keep saws and drills and organised jars of nails and power tools. I’d also love to go to a series of beginners classes to learn how to use different tools so I can make use of all my imaginary tools.
– Have proper work wear for doing bigger projects. Work trousers or overalls, a toolbelt, steel-toe boots [these
from Engelbert Strauss
look exactly like the shoes I wore in high school!] and even a hardhat when necessary. They’d all stay in my dream workshop area and I’d Mr. Dressup
my outfit as I walk through the space.
– Have the opportunity to update a kitchen and be able to build storage that GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE CEILING, because nothing bothers me more than seeing kitchen cabinets that stop a full foot from the ceiling. No wasted space will be had in my grown up home.
– Put down flooring of some type. This goes along with my tiling and wall paneling fascination. I just want to see if I can do it. Regardless of how long it takes.
– Remodel a kitchen and / or bathroom and do it as eco-friendly as possible by sourcing as much as I can secondhand, especially using unexpected things. Have you ever seen Victoria Elizabeth Barnes‘ blog? Specifically, the time she turned an old piano into a kitchen island? My actual dream.
I’ve even been daydreaming about building storage under our sink for the bin and recycling for years now, but I don’t mentions it because that’s not what most people want to talk about over dinner. Are you like me and have things you’ve always dreamed of doing, but think other people just wouldn’t get it? Or they’d think they’re weird things to daydream about? Well, you’re safe here.
Image sources …
1. Image by Lucyna Kolodziejska
2. Image by Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
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