It’s easy to underestimate how long it will take to finish a project or you make the mistake of starting too many at once, leaving your house looking more like a construction site. However, not every DIY task needs to be a lengthy process. In fact, there are plenty of projects you can take on that will only require a free weekend and some DIY willpower.
A common question that we get asked by friends who follow our renovation journey is: WHY? As in why would you consider regularly renovating and give up a significant amount of your spare time? Answering that completely would be a whole blog in itself – but simply because we love it. One of the things I love is the decisiveness required to renovate, there is a skill to making decisions in renovating and experience provides opportunity to develop that. While this is a small-scale renovation, there are still a whole lot of interior design decisions that that took us from Our Plan to Our Presentation.
Our fireplace originally stood out for all the wrong reasons, but to replace or remove a perfectly functioning fire place just for looks was not an option for us. So we started our DIY investigation - researching, exploring new ideas and finding products we haven’t used before. The result - our fireplace transformation cost approximately $400 and took us a week to complete by outworking 3 simple projects.
Putting together a child’s room brings out your inner child – though for Caleb and I we have never struggled with that! We love playing with our soon to be 2 year old and designing him a new room gave us an opportunity to get creative and create him (and us) a fun environment.
It's all about wallpaper. You may not have considered all the ways wallpaper can be the answer to some renovation problems and oh so stunning at the same time. Wallpaper may be worthy of a lot more than you think!
Make the most of your lighting options, not just practically but for a design statement that will make your room memorable.
Landscaping is more than just planting, you can create extra room to live and play.
Thoughts from Alice on how to give your furniture new life without spending too much money