Once we were in the house we went full force, painting walls, trim, kitchens, lamps, you name it we painted it. Sewing curtains, pillows. Notice I said we, my husband helps A LOT, and did I insinuate we sewed curtains and pillows? I meant him, I cannot sew a straight line, go figure. After we got going we hit our stride, I don’t know if I will ever be done, I have phase 1 to our house planned in my head; least expensive and in the process of getting done. Phase 2; little more money needed and time. And phase 3; contractors and lottery winnings necessary.
I have gotten compliments, and urging from people to help them with their house. I also get a lot of people who assume we spent a lot of money to get our home looking the way it does. So this is my way of helping people out there showing them, inspiring them, giving my little DIY ideas to others. Also a way for me to give an outlet to my love of decorating. I get to break down all of the little things creatively that go on in my head and the many steps that go into getting a room done. I know at first I was terrified of doing things on my own, but seeing that others did these things gave me the courage. My goal is to make a family friendly and functional house that is pretty and calming. I was first drawn to country looks but realized my house was not going to cut it for some super country shabby chic stuff. And my Husband was not going for pale pink. I settled somewhere between coastal, contemporary, fresh, and slightly transitional. I don’t know if there is a name for it but it is mine and I adore my house. I want to show others it is possible and give them the comfort in doing this together. Making our house our dream home, no matter the money, know how, or guts. To do what feels comfortable for you, and I definitely can’t wait to get inspiration from my hopefully collaborative and active readers. Join me while we make my house and yours a home!