We bought our new house last year and I envisioned immediately how I wanted every room to look. I knew the house needed some work but I wasn’t prepared for how much. The projects soon became overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to design a dining room built in but we had pipes to fix, a leaky basement, our front door was falling apart, the kitchen circuit breaker would pop if the motor to the fridge turned on when I was making toast. Agh!
My husband couldn’t understand why I wanted to buy curtains when he needed to line up a contractor. The thought of not decorating my house for perhaps YEARS while he fixed the structural issues literally made me want to cry. When would I ever have my home decorated and ready to invite guests over?
“You can have it all – just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey
I totally understand that fixing the foundation is important, it just doesn’t exactly satisfy my creative urges and looking at blank white walls was making me stir crazy. I needed to start on something. On anything! I also needed to have the creative satisfaction of seeing results, a little retail therapy and buying knick knacks wasn’t going to cut it. I had to start somewhere and considering that hubby dearest was stressing about mounting credit card bills, I had to start small. By small, I mean damn near free.
Luckily, I have a creative streak a mile wide and a DIY attitude. I’ve been kicking around the idea of some picture frames made of weathered wood. So I decided to make that my first project. It might take awhile to finish decorating my home, especially when I get to the more expensive ideas but my mantra is, “One wall at a time.” If I’m consistent, before I know it, my entire house will be transformed in no time. So stay tuned for more home projects!
Check out my “how to” video and let me know what you think!