Wanna know why I started this blog ten years ago? Because everyone else was doing it. I kid you not. I was like, oh no, I can’t be the only mom who doesn’t have a blog, so I started one. Yup, I’m a follower, not a leader. And yes, Mom, if everyone else jumped off a bridge, I probably would too.
Well, the same goes for the Covid quarantine. I couldn’t be the only person not renovating stuff in the house. I’d open up Facebook or Instagram and see person after person redoing bathrooms, bedrooms, gardens, picture frames, wall colors, etc etc etc.
And since we’ve literally let no one inside our house for the past eight months, YOU are the first one seeing this. Our new living room! I should say my new living room because my hubby and kids couldn’t care less, but it’s literally the first room you see when someone enters our house (if that ever happens again), so it needed a little TLC.
Anyways, before I show you what it looks like now, I’ll show you what it looked like before.
As you can probably tell, I hired a professional decorator to get this look. But seriously, there was a lot of stuff I was holding onto, like the ladder my hubby bought me when we were just dating, three separate blankets with tassels (WTF?), and the Harry Potter LEGO castle that cost the price of a real castle.
The first thing I did was paint the entire room white. Never in my entire life have I painted a room white. In my mind, white was the color I had to have when I lived in rentals. As soon as I became an owner, I vowed to have colors on all my walls at all times. But I felt like I needed a blank slate.
The second thing I did was paint it white again because the first white I picked looked too yellow. And yes my hubby thought I was insane.
HUBBY: What’re you doing?
ME: Painting it white.
HUBBY: But it’s already white.
ME: A different white.
HUBBY: (blank stare)
And the third thing I did was even more terrible for our marriage. I made him help me put up peel and stick wallpaper. Oh my gawwwwd, do NOT do this if your marriage is fragile. I don’t care how many YouTube videos you watch that make it look easy. It sucks balls. Big sweaty balls with spikes sticking out of them.
Anyways, we took a break after the first panel to drink and take copious amounts of drugs, and then we moved on to the second panel. How hard was getting the second panel’s pattern to line up with the first? On a scale of 1 to 10, umm, I’m gonna say 3000.
But after much fighting and crying and therapy, we succeeded.
After the wallpaper, I spent hours and hours surfing for decor while we were watching TV shows at night. And by watching I mean missing the entire plot line and asking my hubby every five minutes what’s going on because I was busy researching faux plants and throw pillows. And then finally, it all came together!! Total lie: there was actually a lot more effort and steps that went into it but I’m too tired to type anymore. So without further ado, are you ready to see my new living room?!!! Here is the final transformation!!!!
It still needs a few little touches here or there, but I’ll probably never get to them. I mean let’s be honest, it’s pretty much a miracle I got this far.
Let me know what you think! Or don’t if you think it’s ugly!! And please feel free to show off your house renovations in the Facebook comment section so I can ooh and ahh over your stuff too!
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