Your Color Scheme
You could hire a professional to paint your home, but you can totally paintit yourself? Sure the painting process can be time consuming, but it can also be fun! Get your friends involved and have a painting party. For the price of a few gallons of paint and some pizza for your friends, you can have a home with bones that reflect the atmosphere you want. Watch Lowe's and Home Depot, they often run sales on paint gallons. I would also recommend hitting up local paint stores, like Kwal Paint or Sherwin Williams for mistinted buckets. Helpful Hint: Don’t do the whole house at once! Go one room at a time. Do the smaller rooms yourself and invite your friends over for the larger. This way you don’t get completely burnt out on the project before it’s finished and you won’t use up your friends’ good will in one fell swoop.
Do you remember that scene in First Wives’ Club when Bronson Pinchot’s character says that the windows are the eyes to the apartment ? It’s true. Your windows (and window treatments) say a lot about the home in which you live. Why would you settle for whatever curtains or blinds came with the place? You can buy blinds that are better suited to your decorating scheme (vertical, wide slatted blinds are a good idea if you have pets) and make curtains yourself.
A new floor can be an instant update in any room. Why not try your hand at putting in new flooring yourself? While you might want to hire a professional if you want to put in carpet (power stretching carpet is a MUST), putting in hardwoods is actually pretty painless. You can buy bamboo flooring,
Beyond these basic themes, there are lots of DIY projects that will help make your home more “you.” You know I love to make over thrifty finds and paint furniture to add my personal touch. You can even make your own
Over the next few weeks, I'll be updating you on the state of my new house! Some things will be small, but with each update, I'm one step closer to my dream home!