resolution #3...develop an action plan for 2009 DIY projects
I always find myself in full-fledged nesting mode this time of the year. Once the holiday sparkle is packed away, my house suddenly feels stale and lackluster. The cold and dreary days don't help and have me longing for sun-filled rooms and color.
image from House Beautiful-Australia via Anastasia
So yesterday, I started thinking about makeover projects that I could tackle myself to freshen up some spaces in our home. After coming up with a few ideas, I created a mini inspiration board, which I then printed out and posted on the bulletin board in my office to keep me motivated and on track. I already feel better knowing that change is on the way and that I can complete each of these projects for next to nothing.
chalkboard image via Apartment Therapy
Speaking of affordable home projects, did you see Holly's Decorating on a Budget article this week over on Real Simple? I loved it...such great tips!
Holly Becker's gorgeous apartment in Germany
Another resource I came across was House Beautiful's annual makeover issue. My favorite feature is their 101 makeovers guide in which they provide super simple and easy ideas for giving your home some new and improved style.
I particularly love this one from designer Jamie Drake...
#40 take every last loose piece on every surface--photos, vases, candlesticks, books, magazines--whatever is cluttering up your vision. Put them on a counter in the kitchen, then deploy in new arrangements. But only use half of them. Put the rest of them into a closet for a free shopping spree the next time around.
martha stewart's prop room --wouldn't you love to have your own prop room?
How about you...do you have any home projects slated for 2009 or a favorite budget minded decorating tip?