Thursday, June 23, 2011


So, I'm excited to say that we have crossed a couple things off our ENORMOUS list! (see previous post for said list...)

In the past few days, we have:

1. Painted our master bedroom.

2. Cleaned out and purged - we are going for a clean and no-clutter bedroom.

3. Totally "flipped" our room (since we eliminated the television in our bedroom, we didn't have to let plugs and cables dictate where we place our furniture) - it feels so much bigger now!

4.. Purchased NEW bedding - I found something at The Company Store that I liked, but we opted for the CHEAPER option at Target, and I LOVE it (and the price tag)!

5. Purchased new lamps - again, at a great price!

6. Picked up a few picture frames to match our look at Marshall's.

7. Painted our master bathroom.

8. Picked up a new shower curtain and bathmats to match.

As you can see, we (mainly my amazing husband) have been BUSY!

I, on the other hand, have been busy with a sweetie named Annie Louise!

I have also learned a few lessons so far...

1. Paint samples are $3 at Lowe's, and they are worth it! (Plus, they were having a buy one, get one free sale, which means we made $1.50 each for a sample for the bedroom and bathroom). It's nice to paint a sample and let it "talk" to you!

2. I am a MASTER at using paint tape! Who knew?!

3. My husband will stay up until Lord-knows-when to finish a project.

4. Full/Queen quilts are never wide enough for a queen-sized bed. Opt for the king-sized quilt. Thank goodness, I kept all my receipts!

5. When painting, you are most likely going to create a big mess in your OTHER rooms - hello, my house is in shambles right now!

6. Don't just trash your old things - you never know if you have another family member who might be looking for what you're getting rid of! (Duh, my old bedding goes PERFECTLY in one of my mom's guest rooms!)

7. Completing these projects with my husband has been so fun! We have truly enjoyed looking at all the different things (bedding, paint, accessories) - B has been such a trooper to go to all the stores with me, too! And there is no better conversation than the ones that happen at 11 o'clock at night while you are taping off your bathroom....

Once we get everything back in order, I'll post pictures!


  1. I am so inspired by your work! I get so overwhelmed in decorating my whole house that I do nothing. I love your idea of breaking each room down and forming a budget. I look forward to seeing your after pics!

  2. Lori - thanks for your sweet words!
    Seriously, I had to break it down and make a list for each room, otherwise, I wouldn't even know where to start. We have so many hand-me-downs and old things, it's kind of nice to spruce things up! Plus, we're actually interested in making our house more like a home now! You can do it, too!