One of the future projects on my home-remodel bucket list is to redo my porch. The porch sits on the back of my house in a nice little enclosed room with windows that can be opened. Its not heated or air conditioned, and the door locks only from the inside, so I’ve mostly used it as a catchall entry room.
When I first moved in, I installed new indoor/outdoor carpet and added DIY curtain rods and curtains to freshen it up. Over time, the carpet has moved around and the space has become sort of a junk catchall of where shoes and furniture goes to die (also where spare construction material is stored). Because I don’t have a good entry room in my house, I want to turn this into a more practical mudroom.
Its the time of winter in Minnesota where I start to stop believing that it will ever be summer again. After this long winter, I can’t wait to start spring planting and planning my patio decor. Last year I styled my patio with some amazing Tommy Bahama outdoor fabric and I want to build upon the tropical theme with my patio this year. Here’s the inspiration that I’m loving right now:
The mustard yellow velvet along with the green plants is amazing. I love the retro vibes!
We all want our homes to feel like a place to recharge and relax, but sometimes creating that kind of space takes a little more than budget allows. That doesn’t mean there aren’t little things you can do to help yourself feel just a little bit more *fancy* as you go about your day. Here are my top ways to make little improvements, without breaking the bank:
What I’m loving today is change. Not the money kind (although I do like that too), but the change from doing something different and trying something new. My motto for 2018 has been JUST DO IT (please don’t sue me Nike)– which has pushed me to reach out of my comfort zone and try the things I’ve always been too scared or hesitant to do.
Here are some of the new things I plan to push myself to go for this year: