I’d be willing to bet that no one really likes moving. Between the packing, the cleaning, the moving, the unpacking and the organizing, it’s just one headache after the next.
In my mind, the only enjoyable aspect is getting to decorating the new, blank canvas of each room!
So far, we’ve been concentrating on our most used rooms: the kitchen, living room and master bedroom. None of the rooms are quite ready for a grand reveal, but here are some previews that I couldn’t wait to share!
Dan and I were long overdue for a new quilt — ours was just fit for a full-size bet, so we were constantly fighting over it in the middle of the night. I’m glad we held off long enough on it, though, to choose one that matches the green walls of our new room.
After looking at a few stores to compare prices and designs, I settled on a quilt from T.J. Maxx.
I was a little hesitant to go with the floral pattern — it’s just not usually my style. But, I simply couldn’t pass up the colors, so I just decided to downplay fancy pattern with some basic sheets.
To fill the space in the new living room, Dan and I got a great new couch and recliner from Nebraska Furniture Mart. We only had a loveseat last year and — contrary to the name — it didn’t leave much room for both Dan and me to sit. Now I love that we have enough room to watch a move while sitting side-by-side.
In the living room, we’re also playing around with how to decorate the wall. Based on the furniture and the cables, the television has to be turned at an angle. It’s no big deal… it just limits the space we have to have frames on a wall.
We’re working on making a collage of picture frames that we can shape around the TV while also filling space on the wall.
It’s still a work in progress, but I think it will look nice when it’s done. I just need to do something about that ugly TV cord…
The kitchen looked like one of the most outdated rooms in the house — and it was primarily because of the old, boring and downright ugly cabinets.
After giving them a good scrub down, I replaced all of the handles on the upper cabinets with prettier, antique brass pulls.
The lower cabinets and drawers, however, didn’t even have knobs. Instead, you’d have to touch the white cabinets with grimy hands to open them up. Doesn’t take long for them to get dirty that way.
Fortunately, Dan, a drill and some new knobs were able to fix that problem.
Now it looks like a whole new kitchen — and for a total bargain price.
There’s still a lot left to do in the house, but I’m really pleased with all of the progress we’re made in just two weeks! I’m also really excited to share the finished rooms with you guys…