From the moment we found our home (before we were approved for...anything...) I started to re-design via Pintrest. Before this moment, I didn't really understand the appeal of this social network. What I saw was girls posting pictures of food, and planning weddings before they had even been proposed to.
Let me tell you though, it is awesome for homey stuff.
Stacks and stacks of pictures with ideas and websites, all describing how I could make any home into a dream. Knowing that we don't have tens of thousands of dollars to spend, and also that we very much don't want to go into that sort of debt, I made it my mission to discover every possible way to breath inexpensive loveliness into a home.
I have succeeded!
You (or I, more specifically) can paint anything. Anything! And paint is the best way to liven up a residence without begging Mom and Dad for money. I now know how to paint cabinets, counter tops, door handles, walls, and decks. And fortunately, painting is one of my specialties when I have any free time and canvas.
Here is my loot.
Yes, I do have pictures of food... but home buying does require some comforting cookies and pancakes every once in a while. So eat up and enjoy.