A little before Eric and I headed into a world of marital bliss he promised me he would give me money to decorate the house as I saw fit. I've said it before and I'll say it again...he knows me all too well. What girl wouldn't love having free reign in a house that is in dire need of some sprucing up??
Ever since we said "I do" he's been saying "I don't" to forking over the cash. haha I always tease him about it....ok, I might do a little more than teasing. I might....ahem....nag. *GASP*
But ladies and gentleman, the day finally came!! On Wednesday he told me to hold out my hand. I obeyed like any good wife would do ;-) and there it was! The green stuff. 200 SMACK-A-ROO's!!! I'm quite excited about finally getting to change some things in the house. I'm thrilled about having $200 however the reality has suck in that $200 isn't really that much money. Now, please don't call me ungrateful. I'm very blessed to have a husband that trusts my judgement and decorating sense enough to let me change the house he's lived in for nearly 10 years as a bachelor. But let's be honest, $200 isn't as much money as it used to be. I have to beautify the majority of our home for only $200. I'm beginning to feel faint just thinking of it. I'm terrified and enthralled at the same time! This will be a fun challenge and a hard challenge at the same time! I have a few ideas of what I want to do and where I want to shop but I am going to be documenting this experience step-by-step, asking for your assistance along the way. I really want to stretch my money as far as I can without making my home look obviously decorated on a budget, you know what I mean? Price comparison and couponing seems to be in my very near future!
STEP#1=Stores of Consideration:
Target, Kohls, Pier 1, Kirklands, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Old Time Pottery, T.J. Maxx
Here is where you come in: Where have you gone to find some great deals? What are some ways that you've made your money stretch in the area of home decor?
STEP#2=Rooms to Reform (Normally there will not be this many steps but I want you, my loyal readers...ahem...Ashley....to know what I'm working with.)
Some of my living room, guest room, master bedroom, office, and a few other random areas
Also, keep this in mind, my house is small and is limited in storage. Here is another question: What are some creative ways that you have found to save space but not sacrifice style in your home?
Thank you for going on this home adorning and budget-conscious adventure with me! I can't wait to read your input! TEASER ALERT: Pictures of home to follow so you have an idea of my dilemma! These photo's will serve as my "before's" haha