Minimal Money, Maximum Impact
Home improvements are usually expensive, but sometimes you can make major impact with only spending a little bit of money.
In the next few weeks we will be hosting two birthday parties in our house. So of course, I’m looking around at a few little projects that I want to finally get finished, instead of making up the loot bags or planning out the scavenger hunts. On Monday, after dropping my son at school, my daughter and I headed to the local home improvement store. We spent less than $50 on 1 can of paint and some new curtain hold backs.
Fifty dollars. That’s it. And let me tell you, the impact of these small purchases is incredible!
Our main floor powder room has been white since we moved in. White walls, white pedestal sink, white toilet. So I painted it a medium grey! Along with a few accents I picked up earlier in the summer (yellow hand towels, and a grey garbage can) and a super easy DIY art work, it’s looking pretty great:
This picture doesn’t do it justice, and I apologize as I’m not a photographer. It’s darker and richer looking, super cozy, and a little dramatic. I love it! My husband and I have been talking crown mouldings and framing the mirror next :)
The tie backs were for the curtains we have on our patio door in our kitchen. The curtains themselves are beige tab tops, nothing exciting, but they are insulated, and keep the sun out that sets right through that door. I didn’t think they would have as big of an impact as they door, but holding the curtains back just that extra couple inches, opens the entire kitchen up, and the light just floods in. And they are gorgeous, so that doesn’t hurt either:
I’m amazed at what a difference these two purchases have made. See, home improvements and decorating don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! Next up, new throw cushions for the couch, crown moulding and framing the mirror, and maybe new drapes for the front windows too! Don’t worry, my husband will stop me before I get too carried away.