- start a family :)
- switching out the stove top and front light
- finding a few antiques for the house
- putting up the instagram wall
- decorated the nursery
- switch out and set up the guest bedroom (once used for this)
we also have a space we call "the man room." we call it this because its in the basement and its is a space where husband can retreat to play his video games. unfortunately for husband, its the only room in the house that has a tv, so we use it more like a den. even though its not technically a man room, i still try my hardest not to girly it up the space too much. its hard though because its sooooo "off-white" down there. you know, that awful cheap off-white carpet that they put down in apartments and the walls are painted about the same color ... yuck.
anywho, my plan is to add splashes of color and collect some man-tiques and other guy things to make the space a little more fun. i wish i had a REAL "before" photo. when we first moved in, we went to walmart and bought the cheapest futon they had and the tv was sitting on an antique kitchen table. the shelves were packed with randomness and there was a huge stack of unpacked boxes behind the futon. you can see that we have added a nice sofa bed from ikea and the old foot locker i found is being used as a coffee table. i felt like the walls were too bland but i had zero desire to paint the entire room. i decided to start with the built-in shelves above the sofa.
do you have an easy and inexpensive project that really made a difference?
* please excuse the photos. the "before" shot was taken with my nikon and the "after" was one i took with my phone.