My life lately has been full of projects, projects and more projects. Not that I don't like doing them--I love projects and working on beautifying my home. Especially if it's doing something small and inexpensive to make it better. I've decided to start a new project in my life--make my house beautiful. It will be ways to make me happy and make my home look beautiful with cheap projects that I do myself.
For my first project, I did a total de-cluttering of our master bath. I used to keep tons of my lotion, makeup, etc on this tray on my counter. I threw the tray away and put everything under the sinks. It looks amazing! I have a small bouquet of red flowers on the counter in a corner and our toothbrushes. That's it. It looks so nice! I love walking in there and not feel overwhelmed by the counter.
I've also been working on our yard like crazy. I love the sun, fresh air and exercise. It's perfect! I've raked up our old mulch and leaves, mowed again--I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to mowing....weird, I know. Then yesterday we went to Lowe's where I bought a hydrangea plant for our planter out front and some petunias for another rectangle planter I have. I love flowers--they make me happy just looking at them on the front porch. Leo will be buying the bags of new mulch to lay out so we can completed that project. I know I'll buy some more flowers to add to the front yard as well.
Then my favorite project. My parents recently spray painted their light fixtures at their house and painted their front door. It got me thinking....what a great way to give your house a face lift for a fraction of the cost of buying new fixtures and a new door?! So I started spray painting our fixture out front. And then I decided to paint a shelf that we have in our bathroom that we bought a couple of years ago. I'm painting them all black and they look great!! I ran out of paint so once Leo gets home I'll be running up to Lowe's for more...as for the front door I plan on doing that in a few weeks. Pretty sure I'll be painting it black and then getting some black shutters for our front windows. I'm thrilled and cannot wait for that to be done!!
Now I've been looking around my house like a crazy woman wondering what I could paint next....it's so cheap and easy to do--and I am hooked. Thinking of hitting some thrift stores soon to scope out what I could make beautiful.
Have you been doing any fun and cheap projects? Tell me about them--maybe you'll be the next to inspire me!