Friday, March 9, 2012

First Post

I am incredibly tired. And to most people, 10:00pm on a Friday night is early. But to this increasingly growing pregnant lady, it's late. Way too late to still be on a computer at least.

But I've been on a mission this past week and I have to finish strong. Last Friday I attended a presentation about Appreciative Advising that was given by Dr. Jenny Bloom and she told us some ways to help our students discover their dreams. During the process, I discovered one of mine. I discovered that I have a strange love for all things vintage and repurposed, and that I find too much joy in blogging. Jenny handed us a piece of paper where we had to identify our wildest and craziest dreams. The first thing I thought about was all the DIY and decorating blogs I follow on a regular basis. I thought, heck, it would be awesome to have something like The Lettered Cottage or Young House Love. But if we're dreaming super big here, I'd like my own HGTV show. So I filled out my paper and was given advice from the lady sitting next to me:

It was a simple worksheet that took five minutes to fill out, but the thought of doing something like Salvaged Spaces has been on my mind for a long time now. It was just a matter of someone or something telling me it was time.

What is it about this blog that I love the most? It gives me a reason to repurpose furniture that I find and share it with a community of people who find joy in the same things. It's also exciting to think about the future of this blog when I own my first home (which will no doubt be a fixer-upper). So many projects!

But for the first week, I simply needed to start the blog. And after seven late nights, 15 different banner designs, and countless google searches for html codes, here it is. Salvaged Spaces, a simple blog designed by me.

And here's a glimpse of one project I'm looking forward to:
Catsby seems to enjoy the old green fabric, but I think it could be reupholstered and refinished. I found this rocking chair with a matching set of two end tables, an armchair, and a couch for a GREAT deal at a consignment shop. This wooden living room set has so much potential - I can't wait to see it come together.

But for now, it's time to say good night.

- Leslie

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your inspiration for starting this blog. It's a great exercise to write down and follow your dreams. I look forward to seeing how the chairset turns out. Keep us posted!