Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Home Decorating Project

My Boerewors and I have a plan in place this year to seriously save and to do up the inside of our home. 

We plan on ripping up our laminated flooring and tiling throughout the entire house.  Thats the first project on our list because its such a big job and will be the most expensive task because we want to tile the entire house. 

We're then planning to re-paint and get new modern contemporary furniture, piece by piece and do everything room by room (starting with our small living area) as we save and accumulate the funds.  Its more like a two year project actually. 

In the past, we've spent too much money on expensive gadgets and toys and now we need to buckle down start saving and act like adults and properly furnish our home.

I'm tired of being embarrased about our home and not inviting people over because I feel uncomfortable having them see my home in its current state.  We been in the house for 7 years and projects get started with all good intentions and never get finished. 

Its a HUGE pain in my arse.  Now is the time to get everything done, systematically and be proud of our home. 

We want our home to be somewhere where we enjoy to spend time.  I want everything to have a place to stay so that the clutter is minimal (as minimal as I can with two wee lassies).

This weekend we went window shopping to see what the latest trends and to put price tags on things so that we know what we're looking at, with regards to saving, spending, budgets, etc.  It was rather exciting to see what is available out there but our taste does not come cheap.

However, this will NOT put us off. We have goal.  We have a focus.  Hell, I have a FUCKING Dream okay?  Don't piss on my battery....

A few things on my wanted list.

Chocolate corner couch
Plasma TV and TV stand
Dark Wood Bedroom Suit

Dual purpose coffee table with additional seating

 Perhaps we should take this approach, it is MUST faster


Tanya said...

Go for it Gillian!!! You and R have very very good taste!

Akelamalu said...

Good luck with it all. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you sound like us!!!!
We just started redoing our condo, we started with paint.
We are pulling up our carpet and installing pergo flooring...we are putting vinyl in the kitchen...
We are doing the same thing!
Do they have that here in America?

Redwood said...

Redwood decking, redwood fencing, landscaping, and more provided by Humboldt Redwood Company.

Xmas Dolly said...

Well girl you have at it, and good luck with your new project. Like your taste. My husband loves Mr. Bean I'll have to show him this when he gets home. LOL Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by.

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blueviolet said...

Once you get used to not buying the gadgets and gizmos, it'll be easier to save up for all that goodness!

CB said...

Coffee table/seating area... EPICALLY AWESOME woman!

Copyboy said...

Man you dream expensive....and in HD.

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Joker_SATX said...

I feel in love with that Bedroom set. Gotta talk the wife into getting one of those.

Mr. Bean rocks the house!


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