When you start a renovation project the challenges are intense.  Terrifying, even.  The cost, the logistics, the time and the sacrifices can cloud your judgment and dampen your ambition.

Do not let them.  The biggest mistake is believing that something daunting must be impossible, or - and this is even worse - that you are not up to the task.

Making an impact is not guaranteed.  Mistakes are okay.  If you’re hoping for admiration from others, try to let that go.  Caring what others think is poison to the creative mind.  Trust your gut, and please yourself first.  Others may not like your style, your choices, your ideas. Who cares? Your project is not for them.  It’s for you. 

We all deserve a good place to call home. It will be difficult, too expensive, and messy. But it will be worth it.  Building something is never easy, but it is brave.  Don’t get discouraged, and don’t look back.  Because this is only the beginning.

These wise words aren't mine, I've stolen them from Amanda Dameron, Editor in Chief of Dwell Magazine, because they really resonated with me and deserve to be shared. 

So here's to all your projects and to a successful and creative 2018. Happy new year!