We've lived six places in five years. Right now we are in a two bedroom townhouse with beige walls. We've lived here for six months and I have yet to put any pictures on the walls. It does not feel like home right now, and it's kind of depressing.
After having a mini meltdown last week, I made the decision to be content where I'm at and make this place feel like home. I've been embarassed to have people over because to me it looks like we just moved in. I am so tired of that.
Being a stay at home mom living on a police officer's salary presents some budget constraints. At first I considered giving myself a $100 budget to do some redecorating in every room, but I didn't want to dissappoint myself if I went slightly over budget. So I decided to just keep a tab going and spend as little as possible.
Now, I'm going to "get real" and show you how my home looks now. It's pretty sad.
My living room. Bare beige walls and no curtains. And an ugly desk.
The boys' room. More bare walls. Winnie the Pooh (blech) playpen used for a bed, broken dresser, ugly bedding, and no curtain.
Our room. Again with the bare walls. Mismatched furniture, no bedskirt and dingy comforter, no headboard, and no curtains.
Kitchen. No curtain and complete lack of color.
The bathrooms aren't all that bad. Just kind of plain. Nothing new handtowels and maybe a vinyl decal here and there can't spruce up.
I will be posting some sneak peeks (and maybe a tutorial) and then a reveal of each room. Hopefully this Saturday will be the big reveal of the boys' room. Fingers crossed.
So, there it is. The sad, sad truth. Sometimes I feel like bloggers only show the best of their work and themselves. I want to be real. I want you to see my failures and my successes. Or in this case see my failure turn into a success.
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