Friday, July 16, 2010

Time to Reevaluate and Redecorate

Nothing in life stays the same.  Especially true about our home.  With my oldest in college, it's time to reevaluate where we are and where we are going.  I've known for some time now that my home wasn't reflecting the changes in our lifestyle.  Now it's time to make changes and get our lives (or at least our home) back on track.
When we first moved here, my style was primitive country. Baskets, wood spools, quilts, pine furniture filled our rooms.  We didn't have a lot of money and thrift shopping was my thing.  Then I wanted to update our look and we bought (actually bought new) a few pieces of furniture. Remodeled our kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops and our style was now Tuscany.  Two years ago we took a trip to the ocean and that began another change. I now want a cleaner, more relaxed look.  I've started looking at colors like blues and oranges that I never really liked before.  I love the white craze...I would paint all our furniture white if my husband would let me.  Each child wants their own room, but that is off in the future. It's time to redo our home to reflect our family now.
I'm going to blog about the changes in our home in the upcoming months.  I get so many ideas from the talented ladies who share via blogs their homes and projects, a lot of these will be incorporated into our home. Some of the projects I'll be working on:
Painting countertops to look like granite..(shhh! don't tell my hubby-the granite man)
Faux painting to hide less than perfect walls.
A place to scrapbook.
Turning an old eyesore shed into something fabulous
Giving our house street appeal
Landscaping for privacy and fun
Decorating with flea market finds
Incorporating our love of travel into our home
Teen girls room
Teen boys room
Updating a dated fireplace
Reworking an entry closet
Decorating an entry when there isn't one
Setting up an aboveground pool and decking it.
Outdoor lighting for style and security.
Installing wood laminate flooring
Updating furniture, because I can't afford new
learning to use power tools.
and more....

I'll be posting before and after photos and some in process too.  I will post links when I find tips and tutorials on-line. If you have any ideas for these projects let me know.  I've been scavaging through my magazine stash and every link I can find, but I can still use lots of ideas.
 I hope to have all the indoor projects completed by Valentine's Day 2011.  (I'll work better with a deadline)
We'll celebrate with a party-you're invited.
Here's my Plan of Action:
Laundry Room
Boy's Room
Girl's Room
Bathroom 1
Family Room
Living Room
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Exterior Projects

So let me know if you find some ideas for a small laundry room.

1 comment:

Greenearth said...

Look forward to seeing how your changes develop.