Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rate my Space

What is your experience with Rate My Space ?
I decided to put up some new photos , of my made over dining room , my daughter's room and today my living room , here is my most recent attempt at Rate My Space.
I know it shouldn't matter what others think , but sometimes I feel like Rate My Space is used as Shred my Space , I like my readers here much better , you are all so kind. I get nice comments don't get me wrong, but if I don't like a space I just don't vote , I only vote for ones I like or love and there are lot's of them .
Sorry I haven't been posting , but as doctor ordered I have been resting my wrist and it is much much better . Everyone is feeling better today , thank goodness, cause I need my alone time , which I am enjoying right now.
I think I will go on out and check out Lowe's finally , I am pretty excited.


Sarah said...

I think that it is beautiful! I know for me I always try to say it doesn't matter what other people think but in a way it does. I always want people to feel welcome and if I can get ideas to make it better...then I want them. Have a great day.

Natalie said...

That place is BAH-RUE-TAL. You have to have a pretty thick skin to open your home (and your feelings) up to that. Needless to say I don't, but then again if my home looked like yours...well then I just might. People looking for inspiration SHOULD be able to have your home, and style, available to them.

Please don't let jealous remarks dampen your pride. Your home is amazing. I've noticed that the people who always seem to tear down spaces have either no photos of their own homes posted...or, well, let's just say that even *I* decorate better, lol.

Lowe's *sigh*...enjoy...

Stephanie said...

I gave you 5 stars, as usual. :)

meg duerksen said...

it's sucha beautiful room chris.
forget rate my space....if you like it...then why ask a bunch of people who may not. it's YOUR home. and it's gorgeous.
love that window.
happy wrist resting. :)

Chrissy said...

Your rooms are incredible...I need your help decorating my place!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Love your space!! I'm heading right over there to vote :)

Joanna said...

I have never commented before but I am an avid visitor. I love your blog! I wanted to say that I just hit went on Rate My Space the other day. I noticed some spaces hardly had any stars that were (in my opinion beautiful) and ones that were not so pretty got lot's of stars. I figured that it's a lot of family members voting for the ugly ones and the ones that deserve the votes, well people must be jealous.

Elizabeth said...

When I used to visit RMS regularly I always tried to post positive comments or did not comment at all. I 'met' some very kind people there and it was through their suggestions and blogs that I found yours. I love your home style (and it is a HOME, not a cold showroom) and I am continually inspired by your photos. You make me smile regularly and to me that is what is important in life.

niartist said...

I'm so wowed by the prices of the fixtures at your Lowes Store. I never seem to find anything that suits me at the one near us. I've not been to RMS in months, since November. I used to lurk the halls everyday - leaving comments, and reading my own. I don't know that anyone ever left anything truly nasty - like I saw on most, but even the slightest off colored remark had me cringing! Your spaces are beautiful ... and I love your blog. Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

You have a nice home Chris and some people are just plain nasty !!! I think we in blogsville are much nicer !!

Kathy :)

Pajama Mama said...

i just joined the rate my space scene (like 3 hours ago, after I first saw your post). it is brutal, huh? I guess I would take the low ratings if more people would leave comments suggesting help...why just rate it down and not say what's wrong with the room? yeah, that's constructive...okay, nuff venting. you're room is beautiful, I'll go rate it now.

Christina said...

I have never put any pictures on RMS and don't plan to. Some people just have nothing better to do than be rude and mean.

Your rooms are beautiful and I enjoy reading your blog. Don't let it get you down, though I'm sure that is hard to do. It would be for me. Both my sister and I read you blog. Should have commented long before now.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hi Chris
I put my bedroom on RMS when I couldn't figure out what was the matter with it after my first attempt at decorating it. Now, keep in mind, that I do not consider myself "an interior decorator"...I am merely a woman with a blog who is chronically her journey in home renovations. While I like to be creative, I know my limitations.

Well, it was honesty that I wanted, and it was honesty that I got. People were kind and gave constructive criticism. I got a humbling 2.3 on my original bedroom. With that said, I did go back to my room and I made many of the suggested changes. I love my bedroom now and I know it wouldn't have been as nice if it hadn't been for the scrutiny.

Now, YOU, my friend, have got a FABulous eye. If I were you, would think about what purpose it would serve to go on RMS. You know that you have got the talent. Look at all the awards you have gotten and how many people go to your blog. Never mind the RMS'ers!!

Anonymous said...

I think your home is wonderful. I followed the link to RMS and I would say that the quality of the photos is having a negative impact on how people see your space. Why don't you try again on a sunnier day (I understand Saturday is supposed to be freezing cold but sunny), put the lights on and maybe even put some flowers out. Magazines use those little tricks for a reason. You have such a lovely, homey space that it should be aired in the best possible light so others can be inspired by it.


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