When you don't have much money to throw around on house projects it's key to prioritize your to-do list. Start with the necessity projects, then practical projects, then end with cosmetic projects. At the beginning of our do it yourself journey our brains were scrambled eggs. We were so excited to be transforming our humble town home that we literally skipped from room to room. This is fine, if you have the budget for it. At the time, we.did.not.
So much stress can follow if you go the scrambled egg brain route. At the end of the day you'll be counting pennies and daydreaming about starting your next unfinished project. You'll be staring at a room that's starting to look pretty, but then look down at it's missing baseboards.
I have digressed, back to finishing projects! When you approach and devote 100% to one room at a time, you will feel less overwhelmed and more accomplished. You'll be able to physically see your hard work and that it paid off. We had several things we skipped during our kitchen renovation, like caulking under the cabinets and windows. I finally checked those off the other day, but was left wondering why I didn't take care of that small task earlier!
When you tackle one room at at time in your home, you'll also be able to create an inspiration mood board, price out all of your materials, and then move forward. If the entire room is not in your budget, simply prioritize your to-do list for that particular room in the order of necessity, practical, and lastly cosmetic!
We're finally taking our own advice years later, and will focus this week, and the weeks ahead, on the laundry room progress to finally put a big ole' check mark next to it! What room are you currently working on in your house? What's your favorite pretty thing in the room?