We haven’t even been in our new house for a week yet and we’re already deep into DIY projects and turning our new house into a home. The kitchen, our favorite room in the house, is pretty much perfect for us already. We love the stainless steal appliances and the upgraded counter tops and backsplash. The bedrooms and the living room needed personal touches to feel lived in and reflective of our personalities. We spent the weekend making some changes.
The living room is bathed in natural light. We wanted to continue with the open and airy feel while adding color and a beach theme.
We bought a huge wave canvas print from Ikea and a sea glass mosaic lamp from TJ Maxx. I painted our coffee table blue and added a new pull. Already, I feel like it’s more “me.”
For Athena’s room, I bought two RAST dressers from Ikea that looked like this…
And changed them into this…
Her room has a Frozen theme with several shades of blue. The knobs fit perfectly with the snowy wonderland and the three shades of blue pull the room together.
I loved the knobs so much that I added them to dressers for my room as well.
I still have to add legs to complete the project but this is what it looks like so far.
We’re converting the bonus room into a bedroom, but that was a little beyond our capabilities since permits are required. I received quotes from several contractors and we’re hoping to start that process this week. Then, I’ll have a whole new room to plan.
Our backyard is small but we’ve added a BBQ, benches and a table. We’d like to string lights to make it feel more like a party, but it all takes times.
One of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday is creating a DIY project with my family. When I walk around my home, I can see the things I created and it makes me smile inside and out. It doesn’t make me want to travel less but it feels like I’m still on vacation even when I’m home, and that’s my idea of living.