Saturday, August 31, 2013

House Challenge

Football season is in full swing and the baby is finally a little more independent! "Independent" may be a strong word, but he's capable of entertaining himself for periods of time! This has been the season I've been waiting for...the season that would finally allow me to start decorating this house! We moved last November when I was still newly pregnant and incredibly sick. Once I started feeling better, we had the baby to prepare for! All summer we've been busy adjusting to life as parents. Now Brett is gone a good chunk of the time (I hate that, but it's just for a season) and I have some extra time on my hands (do moms have extra time??) so I can finally dig in and do all the projects I've been dreaming of this last year!

Oh, except there's one little problem. We have a very tight budget, leaving basically no room for paint and furniture and curtains and the like. To some, the glass is half empty, to others, the glass is half full. To me, well I'm smashing the glass and thinking it could make a really cool mosaic! So I've decided I'm going to challenge myself to completely redo the main living areas in our house for less than $100 a room. I'm giving myself a year to work on our family room, dining room, kitchen, living room, entry way, and our bedroom. We also have plans for the outside of our house, so if the budget allows, we'll be working on that next summer as well!

In case you missed it, here's a post from last December of what our house was looking like then (and pretty much still now, with the exception of a few changes) to get an idea of what I'm working with. For those of you who follow me on Pinterest, here's where you can see a glimpse of what I'm hoping to accomplish, all with a small budget and in between diaper changes, feedings, laundry, and work.

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