Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Home Improvement

Hey everyone!  I know I haven't been blogging as much lately, but not too many exciting events have been occurring and I've been kind of in an emotional funk.  However, Brandon and I have been talking a lot about all of the home improvement projects we want to complete.  We haven't gotten the motivation or the funds to decorate our house yet, but we are finally going to take the plunge and tackle home improvement projects.  I thought I would share my list with you all.  

1. New Furniture- When we got engaged we bought a cheap couch from some sketchy warehouse.  Needless to say, two years later it is starting to wear down.  We did buy a nice recliner, so we really want to get a sofa and loveseat set to go with the chair.  The good thing about furniture is you can finance it.  We are tired of buying cheap pieces and are ready to invest in a nice and durable set. We are thinking about something like this.

2. Replace the kitchen light-  Currently we have an atrociously hideous light in our kitchen.  It is just awful.  So this weekend our plans are to get rid of the ugly and bring in the pretty.  I am hoping to put some modern yet elegant track lighting.  I would love to have some pendant lights but our bar isn't big enough.  Brandon is pretty handy, so he is going to install the new light himself.  I'm lucky to have an engineer for a hubby :)

3. Paint our bedroom and bathroom- We have a burnt orange-ish colored bedspread with brown and cream accents.  We want to warm up the bedroom with nice neutral brown tones.  This isn't a picture of our room, but it is our bedspread.  
 4.. Put up a fence- Piper is growing up and getting more and more energy.  She needs to run constantly.  It is somewhat annoying to have to walk her outside every time she needs to go out.  Plus, I just like having a fenced backyard.  It feels more cozy and private.  

5. Trade carpet for hardwoods- we want to change the carpet in our living room and put hardwoods in our whole downstairs.  We have laminate flooring in our entryway, dining room, and kitchen and just want to change the color.  I love dark stained hardwood floors and I would love to have that in our house.  

I know these projects will take a lot of time, saving, and effort, but I am excited to get started.  The first things on our list to get finished, which are the easiest too, are painting and the kitchen light.  We are hoping to find furniture soon too.  I'm glad I have something to look forward to and I am excited to get started.


Steph said...

yay for home projects! have fun! :)

Suz and Allan said...

These are some great projects and will most certainly make for entertaining weekends! My husband is an engineer too-I agree they are great to have around!

Liz Taylor Training said...

Home improvement is so fun, just take your time and take it one step at a time. I love the red couch set.

Kristen said...

I love home improvement projects! Even the smallest changes make such a BIG difference!

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