One of the perks of buying a new home is the opportunity to redecorate.
I’m relishing my new project. . . or should I say, series of new projects, because this one is a biggie.
I’m in a unique situation of having chosen a business that came with a home, rather than going out and choosing a new home to live in.
There are many things I love about our new living space, but there are also things that I can’t wait to change. There are a few minor projects that are just purely cosmetic and then there are some more major DIY projects that I can’t wait to tackle like kitchen and bathrooms.
And here’s the fun part. . . I’m doing it myself on a BUDGET and you get to follow along.
We’ve been living here for a month. . . soaking in the ambiance of our new living space.
Eager as I am to start redecorating, we decided that we needed to get a feel for what works for us before we start changing things around.
Paint chips and colour charts have been lingering around for awhile now and we’ve all agree on a style and colour palette for our renovation.
Our previous home was mostly white and neutral and very shabby. We still love that look, but have decided to add a few accent colours to our palette and head more towards a coastal shabby meets Hamptons elegance look.
Living opposite the beach means that the coast is a big part of our lifestyle, so we’re taking our inspiration from the calming colours that are all around us.
I’m glad I’ve taken the time to reflect on this project before launching into it, as some of my ideas and original plans have changed. I’m playing around with inspiration boards, project plans, DIY instructions and available supplies.
I have a list. . . several in fact!!
Ahh, you already know I LOVE a list. There’s a wish list of ‘Vintage Wants’ and another for ‘Recycled Materials’. . . there are lists planning the order of projects, costs, time schedules. . . and so on.
And now I’m ready to make a start.
I hope you’ll follow along on my budget friendly ‘shabbilicious’ make-over.
Until next time,
Hugs – Kerryanne
Oooo Kerryanne, how exciting to be making a start on making the place ‘yours’. Great that you have taken the time to get a ‘feel’ for the place before getting stick-in. We had a lot of ‘cosmetic’ decorating to do when we moved here as we knew we couldn’t live with things as they were (it was the house we wanted so the décor didn’t put us off) but we didn’t have the money to go for a full blown re-decoration – that has come with time and is still an on-going project as tastes do tend to change. Have fun – I shall be following along with interest.
Aaah, now I know why you are excited 🙂 In keeping with the coastal shabby theme, the world is your oyster !!! And what a beautiful palette you have chosen. I love those tealy blue/greens. It’s going to be wonderful. Can’t wait to read and see more. Hope to see you later in the week if you’re not make-overed out. Shabby friendship, Mary. xo
Aaah,now I know why your week is going to be so very exciting 🙂 In keeping with the coastal shabby theme, the world is your oyster !! It’s going to be wonderful. I love those tealy blue/greens. Can’t wait to read and see more. Might see you later in the week if you’re not make-overed out. Shabby friendship, Mary. xo
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Cant wait to see all of your creativity come to life in your new home! Love the direction you’re headed in! I know it will all be beautiful and inspiring!
Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse says
I am all buckled up and ready for the ride…how exciting!!
Denise... on a whim says
I look forward to seeing everything! I’m sure it’s all going to be amazingly beautiful!
Ohhhhhh Kerryanne. How exciting I can’t wait to see all the changes. I know it will be beautiful.
Kerryanne, I can’t wait to see what you come up with and I will follow along with excitement. I hope you can visit Cloches and Lavender and will follow us on our new journey. We are getting ready to build! Please take a look.
lynn at shabby story says
it will be gorgeous, i’m sure! your inspiration pics are so pretty!
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Love that you chose to incorporate the Hamptons look. I am from South Hampton NY so I can be your free consultant!
How exciting this must be for you, congratulations for your big adventure.
I am sure you will make your new house your home.
I will eagerly be looking out for your choice of colours and wonderful ideas.
I am so happy for you and your family to take healthy change, sea air makes everything better.
Thank for your good wishes Angela. It’s definitely an adventure and an enjoyable one at that.
Hugs – Kerryanne