Other than patience it also taught me to sew. I've always liked refurbishing furniture but I couldn't thread two pieces of fabric together. Until my sister came to visit (she's a master sewer) and after showing me a few tricks, such as how my $79 sewing machine worked, I was hooked. And It has made a big difference in my home-deco-obsessed-life. Meaning if I want new pillow covers, new curtains, even new duvet cover, I can just make it myself to my very own taste. Before being a mama I did spend a great deal of hours making things for us and for my friends. Love it.
The whole DIY movement is very inspiring to me. It helps unlock your creativity, it helps make time for things you want to do. And it helps you shape your home the way you want it to look even though you live on an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean.
So patience, sewing skills and thankfulness for your friends giving you cool stuff when they move away. This chair below as been given to me on Saturday by a friend moving off island and even though I might have not purchased a bamboo rattan chair, ever, I do like it very much. It's old and I like its shape.
What's left of our belongings after our bold move to Tahiti is sailing to us as I am writing, we might get it within a month or two and since we moved back here I have refrained myself from spending money on furniture. We can't offer clutter right now. We will be moving again soon. And I have decided to do with what we have and wait for the day we finally own our home to really throw my energy into hunting (furniture, not deers, jeeez!).