Enter the Nester.
We needed curtains in our new bedroom, so one night I began to search Google to see what came up. That's when I came across a rather strange listing that mentioned the word "mistreatments." Intrigued, I clicked on the link and was introduced to the Nester's world. Having never read or followed a blog before (wasn't that for political junkies?), I was enthralled by this woman who wrote with a warm, slightly sassy tone that bestowed decorating power to her readers.
This was it! What I needed, what I wanted, what I didn't know existed! Her conviction that "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" seemed to reach through the computer and take hold of me. I felt freed, released from the bonds of design perfection. I too could make a beautiful home without obsessing over minor imperfections.
I read and read and read her blog posts. I was up until 3:00 in the morning that first night and way past midnight the following 3 nights. I may have been mildly
She convinced me that thrifting is cool, there is magical power in a can of white spray paint, and you really don't need curtain rods or even a sewing machine to make fabulous window "mistreatments."
I learned so much from reading Nesting Place that first week. And from the Nester, I was introduced to many other amazing bloggers that helped shape my design sensibilities. More to come on those gals in another post.
Here are a few of the many lessons learned from the Nester:
Hang a door on your wall (the banner's leftover from a party)
Decorate with pretty white plates
Go ahead and mistreat those windows (don't worry, your windows will thank you for it)
Paint a piece of furniture
So this, my first blog post, serves as a heartfelt thank you to the Nester ~ Queen of home bloggers!!
I'd love to hear from you... who/what is your decorating inspiration?
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