Things are Going to Look a Little Different…
It’s a new season, and it’s time to talk about the many home makeover plans that I have for our home. These home makeovers are going to be a little different. For starters, they are going to be a little slower. Partly because I’m back to working full time and my weekends are a little taken up. Secondly, I want to make sure these makeovers are budget-friendly. They usually are, but I would do the makeovers all in one go. Now, I’m going to do and document them a bit at a time. This progress I’m going to record them on my YouTube channel.
I’m hoping this way of tackling the makeovers will be of interest to you guys. Though I love a long-form video showing off the start to finish, sometimes, it’s nice to see the slow and steady progress. I love the accounts of MaCenna and Emma where they really take their time and do small but sweet makeovers at a time.
My Home Makeover Ideas.
Back to the makeovers, there are a few rooms that need makeovers. Some that could just do with a pick-me-up. As to the order of when I’m going to do them, I’m still figuring them out. Some (all of them) I want to do straight away. Some I need to do them. Most likely, it will the home office first. It’s a job of organisation that I’m seriously putting off. My work from home is about to kick in and I need to get the room sorted before then.
When it comes to a home makeover, I’m really want to embrace that modern cottage vibe that I’m bringing into our home. Our house is a Victorian terrace and I want to bring some character back into the home. I just want it to feel countryside chic. Cosy and homely.
So here are the moodboards of all the makeovers I want to tackle and my thinking behind each and every one of them.
Our living room will be one of the quickest makeovers we do. Partly because I will be getting someone to come in and paint the walls all one colour of white. It might be lazy but it was a pain last time and it’s somewhere that I’m happy to put some pennies to.
Realistically this room just needs new furniture. I’m desperate for a new white sofa and armchair and it’s time to invest. Now I know what you’re going to say, white sofa with a dog? Most likely it will be an off-white with washable covers. It’s been on the wishlist for a while and something that I can take with us when we buy our first home. Plus I’ll be investing in removable washable covers so it’s all good.
Next I need some vintage pieces of furniture, a washable rug and a mini fireplace makeover. All in good time.
Our laundry room isn’t exactly a room, more like the landing space at the top of the stairs before you go into our basement. But it needs some serious TLC. Particularly, we need to sort out the storage in there. I need a space for Dash’s things and a space to dry our laundry so it’s not constantly in our way in the house. This is where I want to invest in the ceiling dryer that we can attach to the top of the space.
With this makeover, I already have to tabletop to cover where I want to create a surface above our washing machine, so I might get started with this bit of the laundry room makeover very soon.
The first major home makeover. This one is going to be a big one, as the room needs a total clearout. There is so much up there that has been dumped that the one of the first video’s you’ll see giving this space the whole The Home Edit process.
With this room being our attic, I really want to make it a cosy space. To do this, I’d love to panel all of the walls, but this would cost an arm and a leg. Instead, I want to get a panel wallpaper that will give the illusion of the finishing, without the cost.
I’ve really leaned towards the dark in this room with the olive green (hint, you’re going to see more of this soon. Along with this, I want to create this built-in look that for all our storage that we need in this room.
The final home makeover for this year is hopefully our kitchen. It was one of the first rooms we did and it could do with another facelift. Also, now that we have a dog, I’m starting to see the downside of having a lighter kitchen. Now, I want to paint it darker, at least on the bottom, pairing the dark olive green from the home office.
I also want to change up the tile blackspash, and change up the sink if I can. I’m happy to locate a secondhand one, so long as I can move away from the stainless steel one.
The final change is adding a dining nook into this space. I would love to locate a vintage table on Facebook Marketplace and get rid of our pantry cupboard that we’re hardly using anymore.