Since I came back from Japan many things happened in my life, some that I can share today, some a bit too personal to mention but I still wanted to say why I have been “away” for a while.
It’s not because of my passion gone, or because I didn’t want to write anymore, my passion is still going strong and I am dying to tell you all that happened in Japan, getting ready for it one post at a time.
Recently, everything started to get wild around me, my private life, my work, my health and my home (=house works still ongoing and a new furry member accidentally popped in -not a brush this time-). When you have to deal with issues all piling up uncontrollably it leaves you no time at all for your hobbies and not sleeping enough also brought me into exhaustion.
I won’t talk about my private life but all is great and going in the right direction, just some little changes going on. At work I gained additional responsibilities and since I love my work I have to invest more time on that too with also some exams approaching. My health was a real mess, they finally found out what was wrong with me -more or less- but there is no solution, no life threatening at all but I know that I may struggle from time to time.
Finally, “my home”… which brings me to the reason for this little post. We bought our house 2 years ago, a very old Swiss Chalet, with a lot of work required. We still wanted to get it because of the history behind it, but I warn you, it’s not a modern house or luxurious or anything like that. We love it because it’s peaceful, we can be outside and enjoy the view without neighbors too close, it’s just 35mn from work by car and… it’s “our” house and having a house in Switzerland is rare because of how expensive it is in general. Luxury for us is having space and peace around us and we do have that. So we have to restore it but it will be worth it.
The rooms are very small but I have one room just for me, for my brushes/office/vanity/studio… That is pretty amazing! Only approx 10 square meters but I am thrilled! Only issue: I have to remove the current walls, floor, roof, isolate everything and paint then decorate… and I will do all that by myself with a little big help from my BF when I am not strong enough for some of the tasks.
I took this upcoming week off work to start the big work: the walls and roof, once this is done the rest will be a lot easier.
I decided to create a page dedicated to it where I share my “Brush-room” project, I think some of you wanted to see it and I am honestly dying to show you what is going to happen 🙂 I will explain what I do, why and how. It’s not going to be finished in a week, but I really need to get started. At this moment, I cannot find anything when I need to, cannot write reviews because my stuff is part in boxes, part in drawers, part disappeared. It’s a huge mess.
I have quite a few ideas for efficient and gorgeous deco and it’s going to be a bit bold. In the page dedicated to the brush-room project I will share my ideas and post pics as I go. My budget is very small so I can’t go too wild but I have been browsing Houzz and watching Libby Langdon on Youtube and other related videos and I believe that despite a small budget we can have a lot of fun and my intention is to have a real blast 😀
If you want to follow this project with me, it will be awesome to answer your questions or to get comments and ideas from you 🙂
You can jump to the dedicated space if you click on this pic (or the link is also on the blog MENU):