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biteback 4 months ago


holmesgirl75 5 months ago


Devyn 5 months ago


mholikProgress and revisions

paint kitchen-done!

paint entryway-paint selected and bought

install a shelf in entryway-done!

fix moulding in living room

hang about 5-7 pieces of art including a vertical garden-1 done

put shades up in living room-fabric ordered

install a corner shelf in living room-1/4 done

Add another light source to living room- done

change kitchen light-done!!! And this was HUGE

change entry light- about 1/3 done

Waiting til later:
replace entryway doors 5 months ago


mholikSpeed decorating

BF and I are on a mission. 2 weeks, and completing the following projects for the main 3 rooms of our home (where company goes):

paint kitchen
paint entryway
install a shelf in entryway
replace entryway doors
fix moulding in living room
hang about 5-7 pieces of art including a vertical garden
put shades up in living room
install a corner shelf in living room
Add 2 more light sources to living room
change kitchen light
change entry light

Whew! It’ll be a whirlwind but I think we can do it. We already bought the materials for the entryway light, we have a ton of art just waiting to be hung up and all the small things I’ve been shopping around for an am making lots of progress on. 5 months ago


rlntlss 6 months ago


mholikNot "decorating" per se but will make house look better:

Next priority:
make a rolling hidden trash bin

Oh and I came up with an idea for the kitchen light. 8 months ago


fashtooka 2 years ago


emmalejandra 9 months ago


leahs1102 9 months ago


Jessebel 19 months ago


mholikThe yard looks fabulous!

It’s all coming together out there. Now for the inside of my house haha 13 months ago


luvlj1980 15 months ago


mholikProgress?

Done:
change the walkway border
build soil in bare patch and plant herbs
Also got a new table for upstairs and a nicer chair.

But, in addition to the existing project I haven’t made progress on it seems I’m always adding new ones, sheesh.
Still want to:
make a rolling hidden trash bin
make curtains. Some curtains. Any curtains.
make wall art for: downstairs bath,laundry room
finish laying bricks by fireplace
move tire planters upstairs and paint them too
finish rain barrels
get (or build) drawer dividers for better organization(1 done) 15 months ago


Lo_Marie 15 months ago


mholikTv up

And cabinet replaced. It looks great! 16 months ago


tamfospainting!

What’s been painted so far:
-both kids’ rooms
-front entry hall
-front staircase (2-story walls!)
-living room
-kitchen
-dining room

I’m stalled now because I need to replace lighting in the dining room and bonus room, before painting those ceilings. I will make a date to look at fixtures with my husband!

Next painting projects:
-bonus room
-back stairwell
-kids’ bathroom
-master bedroom & bath
-powder room
-laundry room

The last 2 rooms require some fixture replacements we can do ourselves; the master bath needs a more extensive remodel but it may be beneficial to go ahead and paint in the short term.

While it feels like progress is slow and never feels “finished”, I can see that we have made progress, and I am pleased about that. 17 months ago


mholikA small hitch

We’re having trouble deciding on a cabinet. HE just wants to get one and get it over with, I want to make sure it’s right or what’s the point? Sigh… although I haven’t found one that’s even close so I may end up settling for the one he likes. 18 months ago


mholikAnother wall done

In seafoam. Hmmm still on the fence about that one but I do like having a bit of color on the walls. And J adores it, so, whatever.
Oh and I painted the liquor cabinet that looks just smashing.
We are hanging the tv this week (already got the mount) and will order a new media stand for the computer. Then it’s just a matter of a few accessories and the living room is done-ish.
Next: bedroom? Bath? Kitchen? 18 months ago


iSqueakNever ending

Since my last post, I’ve been continuing on decorating the house and again I’m not as close to where I’d like to be but it’s getting there. More framed posters on the wall, new additions to some of the rooms.
It’s difficult because of the cost of everything but it’s a never ending work in progress. 18 months ago


atechscloud 18 months ago


mholikPainted a wall!

One wall down, many more to go!
We did a bright cheerful yellow in the living room and are in the process of picking the next two colors. It’s tough because the entryway, living room, dining room kitchen and hallway are all open without any doors so everything has to go together and flow for like 2/3 of the house. It’s difficult to pick colors that are suitable. 18 months ago


Josee BrodeurI bought a few souvenirs from Mexico

I will use those souvenirs to do the decoration. I also downloaded the Ipad application “Zinio” to give me ideas. I have to find a good decorator 19 months ago


Josee Brodeur 19 months ago


stephmilford 19 months ago


iSqueakDecorating the walls

Since I added this goal, I have officially moved all my furniture in. That was one of my main parts of decorating my house however I started working on actually decorating the walls with framed posters. I’m not even close to being finished yet but i’m getting there. 20 months ago


mholiknext steps

Progress is being made!

Finish fireplace-done
Make rock garden-done
Little holder for excess plastic bags (easy to sew this)-DONE

Still want to:
make a rolling hidden trash bin
make curtains. Some curtains. Any curtains.
make wall art for: downstairs bath,laundry room
finish laying bricks by fireplace
change the walkway border
build soil in bare patch and plant herbs
move tire planters upstairs and paint them too
finish rain barrels
get (or build) drawer dividers for better organization 20 months ago


Mamby PambyNot really

But, I didn’t give up. I just realize that decorating my house will take my whole lifetime and I will NEVER be at the point where I think that “ok…it’s DECORATED!”. So, I’m not giving up, but it’s not really a goal as much as it is a mindset or a passion, or the same as eating or peeing. 21 months ago


Mamby Pamby 2 years ago


iSqueak 22 months ago


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