Decorating Plans

I’ve got a case of the decorating itch and I’ve got it bad. We’re on a really tight budget here so we try to do everything to our house ourselves. And it’s what we prefer anyway – it’s fun to do it yourself, and you get the added satisfaction of feeling smug every time you walk past the finished result… or feeling like crap if it turned out horribly! And it makes the project unique, knowing there is no exact replica in any other house.

I don’t consider myself a creative type. But I’m willing to try a few arty projects to save a bit of coin where I can. If I can make and create as good as I bake and cook then we’ll be okay 😉

I’m really keen to try these Mason jars. It’s a simple as painting them and then sanding them back a bit for that rustic worn look.

I don’t know what I’d do with them yet. Use them as a vase for (most likely fake) flowers? In the office like the picture above? Or maybe in the bathroom… One to hold toothbrushes is a good idea. I think I’d probably use them in the kitchen for some cooking utensils as it’s where I spend most my time so it’s where I’d see them most often.

We also have a bit of painting to finish off inside the house still. We started before O was born and never finished. Door frames and window trims mainly. When the weather warms up a bit we will finish that off.

I’ve always loved the atmosphere that string lights give. It makes me think about summer and parties and cicadas in the evening on the deck. I want some string lights for indoors and outdoors, especially on the deck and veranda with summer coming up. Last summer we watched the sunset on most nights, on the front veranda with a drink or even over dinner. And I know I definitely want to string some up in the office under my shelf above my desk.

I’m loving these colour combinations, as well as plain white ones…

All lights pictured are available from Ze Cotton. There are a heap of sellers, designs, colours and types (maybe rattan is more your style?), it’s just  matter of having time to go through them all!

Despite only have one 3 seater lounge in the house, I love cushions. I want to update our lounge with new pillow covers from Nest Home Decor. $40 per cover is pretty affordable. These are just a handful I’m loving:

A local artist and good friend gave me a heap of prints of her paintings. I’m excited to get them frames and thought I may as well frame a couple more images while I’m at it. This one below will look good on our bedroom wall, I purchased it from Etsy also.

I’m excited to get all of these ideas happening. And don’t even get me started on our outside plans! Extending the deck, a bit of landscaping, new stepping stones, spruce up the undercover area for O, knock down the concrete water tank, and the biggest one of all – the vegie garden! One day, one day…
What do you think?