I’ve already admitted I stalk houses online, so I might as well tell you about my home decorating, home organizing addiction. And no, unfortunately, this does not mean that our house is straight from the parade of homes.
I’m starting a new work schedule in two weeks that will enable me to work from home a lot more (as in half my 32-hour work week…can I get a yee haw!?!) and the thought of being home that much has spun me into a spruce up the house, spring cleaning frenzy. When we bought our house we painted, ripped up carpets, cleaned, and scrubbed and I spent most of my free time ridding it of that late 80s, sponge painting gone bad, blue and mauve melange. And then we started a family and I just kind of lost the urge, not to mention we ran out of truly having free time on the weekends and we started paying double daycare last spring. Now that will crimp your house pimpin’ budget.
Our home decor is pretty traditional, but I’m wanting to add some more “funk” for lack of a better word. I found some fun things on the Internet Saturday night while the hubby worked downstairs (this is how we partied late on Cinco de Mayo…no tequila shots for us!):
- Mrs. Flinger’s best girlfriends threw her a baby shower and they painted these cute custom canvases for the baby’s room and for big sister LB’s room.
- If Caitlin could see how Oh My Stinkin’ Heck has decorated her daughters’ cute bedroom she would have an absolute fit. Caitlin has already informed me she wants rainbow painted walls. I love how Oh My Stinkin’ Heck took a Pottery Barn Teens idea and made it her own. Oh sure, it looks easy but you don’t know how much I fear stencils.
- I am also loving this modular carpet tile. A rug made from modular carpet would be cool if we ever decided to install hardwoods in our den.
- I like these fabric wrapped canvases on eBay. They’re pretty groovy, if I do say so myself.
- And lastly, I know almost everyone in the world reads Dooce, but I’ll admit that this photo of the new Dooce headquarters makes me want to run to the flea market, buy some funky retro glassware, and fix myself a pitcher of fresh squeezed lemonade. Every day. The jungle theme free plastic cups I bring home for the girls from our local pizza place don’t exactly scream “urban chic.”
Now, I wonder if I start sleeping with Southern Living under my pillow if I’ll wake up to a clean, organized, beautifully decorated home?