|Not our home, but I just love the combination of spring blossoms and San Francisco architecture!|
I've given you a few glimpses into our home here, here and here, but there is still so much I'd like to update to make it reflect both Andrew and I. I've lived in our apartment for over two years now, and there is hardly anything hanging on the walls. It's starting to bother me that it doesn't feel as lived in, or decorated as I'd like. But we have a limited budget for decorating, so it just hasn't been a huge priority.
However, this July we have a few of Andrew's close friends coming to stay with us and I really want to make a few changes before then. Now that it's almost April, that only leaves three months before our guests arrive. So basically, it lit a fire under my butt to get started!
One of my favorite things to do is browse Pinterest and blogs for interior design inspiration. I love getting a glimpse into other peoples homes, to see how they live, and what projects they've done to personalize their space. So I figured, I should bring you all along with me as I revamp a few rooms in our house!
What better way to start than with a list of projects? I've broken it down by room and prioritized what I would most like to get done before our guests arrive. Hopefully this will provide some great DIY and decorating blog material over the next few months. I can't wait to get started! I'm sure Andrew is
- The Kitchen -
You've seen the mood board with my design inspiration for the space, now it's time to break out the paint!
new drawer pulls for console
- The Guest Room -
For obvious reasons, this room is my 2nd priority! I'd like it to feel more cozy and finished, and less like the dumping grounds for things Andrew and I don't know what to do with!
bed side table DIY
hang vacation gallery wall
- The Bathroom -
- Dining Room -
move Gram's buffet from the Foothills
map art & DIY
- Living Room -
new throw pillows
new TV stand
wall art/gallery wall
mirror for above fireplace
new chair for Andrew
- Entry Way -
baskets for storage
- Front Porch -
plant stand DIY
- Master Bedroom -
re-do frames & artwork
As you can see, this is a LONG list. I know it's impossible to complete all of these tasks before our guests arrive in July. Not only do I not have that much free time, but it would be quite an expensive accomplishment.
To help with cost, I plan to do a lot of DIY projects and shop Craigslist, sales, and places like TJMaxx and Marshalls. I absolutely think this is all doable on a budget, it will just take more time. I plan to share a mood board for each room, and then a tour as they're completed. And of course, I'll share tutorials for my DIY projects along the way!
Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for a glimpse into my style and the spaces I'm drawing inspiration from.