It happens every spring without fail.
The days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and I have the urge to renovate. A few years ago, I turned a spare bedroom into a playroom for Ryder. Last year, we finished our basement. And this year, with the recent trend of our friends buying/selling their homes, we even ventured out to a few open houses.
Could we do it? Would we really take the plunge and buy a new house?
Turns out, the answer is no. Now there are several reasons why we decided to stay put, but at the top of my list is the fact that I can’t find a home (in my price range) that I love as much as my own. Call it pride, call it stubbornness, call it whatever you want – I’m a creature of habit and I love my habitat.
So I decided that instead of changing addresses, I would change my abode – I’m going on a RENO-CATION!
Yes folks, for one week, I’ll be turning off the computer, ordering takeout, and concentrating solely on spring cleaning and redesigning my home. On my agenda:
1. Clearing out closets and organizing paperwork
2. Sorting through old clothes, old toys, etc. while working on a 3-bin system: KEEP, THROW AWAY and DONATE
3. Switching Ryder’s bedroom with our present Study
4. Mounting two TVs which have been kinda laying around for weeks (months?)
5. Painting my entire house with colours inspired by Spring
As you know, paint can make a room come alive! When we first moved in 4 years ago, the builder told us to wait a year or two so the walls could “settle”. Well, with two kids magically arriving in the interim, we’ve never really gotten around to painting our home. So this is it – bye bye drab, hello FAB!
I’ll be taking a reno-cation in the middle of April, so please be advised that I will be MIA for one week. But, I will try to check in from time to time to update y’all on our progress. I’ve got some pretty fantastic companies sponsoring my home makeover (including PARA Paints, a Canadian fave!), so you know I’ll have to give them all a well-deserved shout out. Hope you like before and after photos!
What about you? Now that spring has sprung, are you in the mood for a makeover?