TODAY: One Thing at a Time

It’s been two months since we moved into the house and as expected, things are progressing slowly and surely. Upon moving, we were eager to begin the process of renovating immediately.  But after jumping into the first project with little research, too many unplanned and costly trips to the Home Depot and a few tears of frustration (those would be mine!), Kleber and I have decided that in order to stay sane throughout this process, we will need to focus on one room at a time and organize our projects into smaller, managable tasks. Though it’s tempting to redo a room in a weekend like they do on TV, we found that spending 24/7 working on the house with no room for play and other activities (like blogging ♥) was starting to take its toll.  So for now, we are enjoying some of the small changes we’ve managed to make and continue to research and prepare for the bigger ones that await in the not too distant future. Here are some photos from our first home improvement project (the living room) – seems like ages ago!

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January 10, 2012 - 12:13 am

Angelia Sims - Well, ya’ll look too cute in your “work” on the house projects. I think it will all mean so much more to you when finished, since you are doing it yourself. Way to go!!

January 10, 2012 - 2:09 am

Tiera - MASSIVE project! Taking it one one thing at a time sounds like a good plan :) Good luck, and can’t wait to see the results!

January 10, 2012 - 7:19 am

Camila Faria - One (baby) step at a time, right? I know how that works. Good luck guys!

January 10, 2012 - 7:51 am

dana - Looks like a bit of fun and a whole lot of work! Glad to have you back blogging :)

January 10, 2012 - 8:07 am

Amy - Just keep telling yourself, if will be oh-so fabulous when it’s all said and done. I’ll look forward to seeing some of your projects here . . . who knows? Maybe it will inspire me to get a few things done! :)

January 10, 2012 - 8:12 am

Keeley @ My Life on a Plate - From what I can see, you two have a BEAUTIFUL home! I’m a big fan of taking the time to live in a house before tackling too many overwhelming (and expensive) projects. We’ve lived in our home for about 7 years and although we are ready to move on, I love that it took us years of painting, replacing, and re-arranging areas to get to where we are today. We took our time and budgeted and I realized that you may think you know exactly what you want to do with a room, your tastes and needs will change.

January 10, 2012 - 8:55 am

Cafe Fashionista - One day at a time sounds like the perfect solution for your project, Maddy – especially if it leaves more time for blogging! :)

January 10, 2012 - 9:26 am

Sarah - Ahh home improvement…what fun! I am the same way…I want it amazing immediately and way overwork myself. Try to enjoy it, and we missed you around here so don’t go too crazy! :-)

January 10, 2012 - 10:24 am

Gloria - What an AWESOME feeling it will be to look around your finished house and think “We did that! And that! And that!…” So impressed!

January 10, 2012 - 10:44 am

Hannah B - Oh man, I know exactly where you are coming from. I have a hard time focusing on one project if I have a million going at once so I made it a habit, in the home décor arena, to focus on one manageable task at a time…just like you said.

Congrats on having a space to make your own!

January 10, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Mishck - Take a breather!!!! No need to rush:) moooooo-shaaaaa

January 10, 2012 - 2:51 pm

tinajo - I know the feeling – but it will become so great in the end! :-)

January 10, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Elle sees - I would love to own a house and DIY, all younghouselove.com style. Good luck!

January 11, 2012 - 5:09 am

Buckeroomama - Kudos to you two for tackling it yourselves! I have a feeling that it’s going to turn out wonderfully. :)

January 11, 2012 - 11:56 am

rooth - Splitting it up into smaller manageable pieces seems like the much smarter idea. Thanks for sharing the photos and can’t wait to see each room’s transformation

January 11, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sabine - Right you are, Maddy. It’s your house which means there is no rush… and I think it looks very cosy already.

January 12, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Nadette - Wow, you make home rennovation look fun. But my sister has a fixer upper, I know better, lol. Happy House fixing!

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