I have a condition called OCDD. I've had it for quite some time but haven't been taking really good care of myself lately so things have been a bit tough.
Please bear with me, posts like this can be difficult.
OCDD, otherwise known as Obsessive Compulsive Designers Disorder, can be extremely debilitating. Those of us who suffer from it rarely are satisfied with the decor in their living environment and battle with compulsions to rearrange and redesign constantly. An innocent stroll down a street past a homewares store, or worse - a furniture store (!), and the ideation process is in full swing, inspiration is being torn from the pages of your minds interior design magazines. It can be really hard to live with.
So where does this bring me? Well funny you should ask because I just closed down my home-based business and am already planning to wallpaper the walls of my office - otherwise known as *le garage*. Oh ya, you heard me right. I'm going to wallpaper the garage! I might even paint a couple walls a lemony yellow just really make sure everyone is at their happiest while down there.
I got big plans and little intention of keeping Daddy in the loop. (I mean, seriously - what man worth his salt would allow his wife to wallpaper his tool station? Not mine!!) So it's just best we keep this on the hush-hush.
But first and foremost, I need to clean stuff out. I've been spending hours down there organizing, breaking down (boxes that is!) and purging trash. I've posted a lot on Craigslist, bagged tons for donation and all the while I visualize, visualize, visualize!
I want the garage to be a creative space where we go to work on art and garden projects as well has a place to run around for the kids. It's a good size. I want to paint a track on the perimeter of the space because I know my kids are going to want to race each other on their ride-ons. And I want to hang a mixture of curtains and hanging/sliding wall panels to conceal all the stored holiday decorations, canned food and rarely used kitchen tools.
I'm super excited. Decorating is the only real cure for my condition.