First of all, let me just say congratulations! Buying a house is a big step, and whether you have already moved in to your little piece of paradise or have just made the decision to start looking, it's a big step to take and I commend you.
You can't stop me Gavin!!!
|Husband? Check. Tools? Check. Tiny helper wearing a party dress over a princess onesie? Check. The magical diy trifecta is in place, our project will surely be a successful one.|
Now, don't get me wrong, if I had unlimited funds I would absolutely hire someone to do all this stuff for me (at least while the monsters are small and attempt to thwart my every move, it would be nice to occasionally get something done when I actually wanted it!) but if you're broke like me then don't let that discourage you! With a bit of research and some patience you'll be amazed what you can do.
|I made this in five minutes with a sharpie. See how I did it here.|
|Still happy with my painted tile floor!|
12. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Hard to accept, I know, especially with all the "perfect" pictures on Pinterest and in magazines, but let me assure you, behind the carefully staged photo's and the editing is always a normal house, with all the mess and imperfection that goes with it. So go easy on yourself.
And in case you need proof, here's a picture of my utility room as it is today. This room connects the kitchen, bathroom and playroom, we use it all day every day and all guests have to walk through it to get to the loo.....and it is an absolute disaster.