This series is over, only not really. I'm about to start work on making over a former mother-in-law wing into a guest cottage. Actually thanks to my son in law I'm further along than I thought I would be by this time. I hope to paint soon and start another series of projects that involve recycling unused or unloved things into decorating treasures.
Home is always being recycled no matter how you are decorating. The extra bedroom becomes a nursery, then a little boy's or girl's room, then a room for a cool teen, storage room for the mostly away college student, and then becomes the extra bedroom again. Home, like life, is always in a state of change. That's why it can never really be finished. Because our homes have to keep evolving and changing to suit the needs of ever evolving and changing families.
Even if you are single your personal space changes to reflect the way you are growing and changing as a person. So don't strive for perfection. Don't spend an exorbitant amount of cash unless you can afford it. Instead work toward a home that makes you happy and reflects the personality of you and your family. It's not a contest. I'm pretty sure no magazine is showing up to do a spread on most of our homes. So make yourself happy. Experiment. Be creative. Rescue some discarded pieces. Play with paint.
Enjoy your home, recycled.