It’s not a lie when they say that one will notice when one gets older. The other day I was chatting with my friends about an ex boyfriend when it dawned to me that the topic took me back 18 years. I totally freaked out at the thought as in 18 years from now I’ll be 58 – almost 60!! Honestly I never thought that age would scare me, but it’s really hitting hard.
I also notice it in my taste for music (it’s mainly classical and the Frozen soundtrack now), I only like to listen to the news channel on the radio and start shouting at it when I disagree – hello dad! Also my decorating style matures. As I really liked bright colours and plastic junk before, I start to tune down to pastels and natural colours and products. I also kind of disagree with trends and plastic mass products. And I’ve stopped buying things just for the sake of buying things. This is such a revolution. I can now selectively buy things I really like.
Even my love for Cath Kidston is fading away as I really do not like their new design aesthetic. I didn’t even renew my 35% off press card, and that’s quite a big deal for people who know me personally. Bring back the CK from 2005 when all was beautiful and clean – my dear lord has this brand turned loud!
The Cath Kidston wallpaper I used to have in my kitchen was getting too childish for me (and for Bo) we were in for something new.
I fell in love with Studio Ditte tiles wallpaper. It so suits the age of the house better as it looks like it has been there ever since 1896, when the house was build. It also suits my personal age better.
We painted over the previous wallpaper with white latex and pasted the new wallpaper over the old one. No one can tell, it turned out great and it saved us a lot of time on awful wallpaper steaming.
This is the start of redecorating the kitchen. As with new wallpaper I need new curtains and I want marble on my island instead of the zinc. And the kitchen is in desperate need of a new floor as this one is cracking open.
I love getting older!