All posts tagged: decoration

Budget bathroom makeover

The best thing about owning my home is that I can do whatever I want to it. Aaaaannnd the worst thing about owning my home is that I can do whatever I want. Doing whatever I want means I have to first actually make decisions andย then find a way to make those ideas a reality without taking out a second mortgage to afford them! I’d love to be able to completely remodel my bathroom but until I can afford such fanciful things I decided to give it a facelift over the last couple of days. I also wanted to keep costs down as much as possible which I was actually successful at doing for once! Thank goodness I love a little bit of DIY. I outlined my costs below for those who are interested :) This was the bathroom when I first moved in a couple of months ago: And after three coats of paint, some greenery and some decorative sparkle… Not too shabby for a grand total of about $65! I built this hanging …

Home.

Renting might not afford you as much freedom to make modifications to your house exactly as you’d like, but I’m proud to say that despite being a renter, I still made my apartment a bright and interesting home, somewhere that’s been a joy to come back to at the end of the day. I have a lot of stuff. Books, artwork, photos, keepsakes, knick-knacks, plants,ย etc. My collections, like my tastes, are very eclectic. This makes decorating sometimes fun, and also sometimes overwhelming! There’s a story behind almost every item – whether it’s a piece of furniture I revamped, painting by a friend,ย terrarium I made, travel photo, well-thumbed novel or bowl of unpolished crystals I’ve amassed over time, almost everything I own comes with some kind of sentimental attachment. This makes it hard to get rid of stuff sometimes or to objectively “edit” my decor choices. None of my furniture matches because they were hand-me-downs or gifts or op-shop finds or bargains from IKEA. The books and artworks I have I’ve been collecting for a decade …