And sometimes all that DIY stuff isn't the way to go, but we're neck deep in it now, so there's no going back! Thankfully I have this awesome husband that's in to it, too, and he's sooo patient with my ideas, projects, and total derailments. If we did things my way 100%, nothing would get done because it would totally look like someone with ADD remodeled the place. LOL
And no, I don't have ADD, I just get sooo excited for the next part, I can barely wait until we're finished with what we're working on. So while we're laying new subfloors, my mind is already moved ahead to cabinets, counters, and what light fixtures will we be putting up - but we're totally not ready for any of that yet. So to keep me happy, we call it "research" and "price comparing" or "data gathering".
Remember in school and those dang diagrams you had to make for language arts - the brainstorming ones? That's pretty much what I'm doing every day, all day. I go to work, I'm thinking about the house. I get home, I'm on pinterest pulling ideas for the house. Then I fall into craft ideas, DIY furniture, etc and I'm off again with some half baked idea of what we could do.
Excitement. That's all.
So to keep myself in check, we find little DIY/crafty projects that I can take on mostly on my own. (Mostly because sometimes I require help operating saws. Sometimes I pretend like I need help because it's more fun working together on a project.)
So, an example of what keeps me happy...the coffee wall space. It's cute, but the wall it's on will eventually be ripped out, so it's super temporary. But it was a fun couple hours project E and I completed together on one of my days off.
I will forever be grateful for pushing to move ALL of our extra/surplus cans of paint with us. Due to that decision, we've painted nearly every room of the house without having to buy paint. By using the paint we had left over, we have saved a ton of money on walls we'll be ripping out and hanging new dry wall on later. Meanwhile, we were able to give all of the walls a much needed refresher.
Here's a before and after of the fireplace corner of our front room.
I scrubbed all of the walls and painted them a light blue in the living area.
More to come in a few days.