I have recently come across “fixer upper” and “flip or flop” tv shows. I love it! So fun! Many of my friends are doing the whole “its time for the upgrade/move to bigger or better schools” thing. I on the other hand have re-fi for a shorter loan and am hunkering down for the long haul. Bigger is not always better and the grass is not always greener on the other side of town. I’m excited, and refreshed to have this thought process and to know what I want out of home life.
With this in mind, I have looked into making this home use-able for the longer hall (Lord willing of course). How we want to function and what we want to be. What are some things to help us utilize all of our home and not just parts? What do we need to touch-up. Whats not working…(hello ugly broken fan). Little and big things have come up. Roof re-pairs, outside paint options, new microwave, coffee station, cover slip my nursing rocking chair.
I have been in project summer mode! My house is in need of some updates and so has my wardrobe and furniture. “Bye-bye” to the apartment coffee table!
It can be expensive when everything needs redoing. To help cut costs I am learning to be a DIY expert. I would not call myself a crafty person or a “handy” individual; we barely have tools in this house and have been known to climb the front tree to in order up our christmas decorations up. (This is because we are to cheap to by a bigger ladder.) I am a big saver when it comes to money so If I can save financially I’m all for it. So, I decided to fix my bathroom console myself.
Take a look and start brainstorming yourself where you can save! What projects, areas of work could you do yourself? It can help save you $! Maybe even a whole other summer vacation option! Now that is worth DIY!
It started looking like this. the white adhesive was peeling up. yuck!
I then peeled and painted it black!
After letting that dry I added the green color that is covering my walls in my bathroom. I wanted it to flow seamlessly with my wall but have a little old throw back to it. My great-grandmother’s bathroom looked like this when I was little.
I ordered handles, painted the main console and put the doors back on! It now seamlessly flows with the wall! I was pretty happy with the turn out! And all I spent was $15 dollars on amazon for the handles. The paint was from other project and I already had.
“I have found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge diffrences.” -Rosabeth Moss Kanter