So the timing isn't ideal - but is it ever? So I've made some concessions. One... don't tackle the most expensive room to update. Two... don't tackle your master bedroom because you really want great expensive art. Three... use what you've got. Four... keep it simple. Five... no teal. Ok this last one is self imposed because I use teal everywhere... but I guess the challenge is to bring in no more than is already in the room (carpet, cart).
So minimal purchases and using existing hoarded supplies to complete the job. But what fun is that??? Well most of these hoarded supplies have always had the intention of being in this space and they're really great pieces. Keep it simple... mmm hmm. Sure. In what life does that happen? What this really means is no over the top DIY projects, no unncessesary modifications. None.
To my advantage... little to no fabrics, meaning no sewing... except maybe that window... No big pieces of furniture.... but I do want to replace the chairs. A good base of storage in which to improve upon but not change.
The plan is to tackle only one project each week. Things on the list are:
-finish clearin out un-needed supplies/stuff including (gulp) fabric (watch for a destash coming soon!)
-paint (you can see the tester colour on the wall)
-update the black and white drawer units with some fun hardware)
-line the back of the built in shelving with some fun paper (which I already have)
-update the storage dresser with some sort of fun treatment and some new pulls
-paint the large black shelving unit (which I've had for over 10 years - who says Ikea is crappy!?!)
-get new chairs
-hang fantastic local art work
That's just over six things for six weeks. Some tasks will be combined while others will serve to be a big enough job (painting, ugh, look at all that cutting in!)
So here are the before shots (not edited)... and this is clean folks, this is clean.