When you're living on a budget, it's important to realize that keeping up with the "Jones'" is not going to work. Learning to be content is definitely a great lesson to learn. I only hope that as our budget increases we'll still live by those lessons of contentment.
For now, we're going to take the things we do have and give them a makeover in order to save money. This new found thriftiness came after we spent a few thousand dollars on a new television, entertainment center, and a desk armoire. But I suppose late is better than never.
Project #1: Turn our cheap Walmart dining set into something quint and comfy.
We hope that by throwing a bohemian black paint on the table and chairs and adding covered cushions to the seats we'll turn our cheap looking table into something that looks like we bought it from Ashley furniture. Okay, so maybe we're a bit optimistic, but so far we think it's going to turn out great.
Although, the process of finding the perfect first home was a daunting one, we're really optimistic and excited that we're going to be able to make it the perfect first home for us. With a few cool new tools my husband will be able to add bookshelves to our daughter's room, and a way neat china cabinet that will match our table and chairs in the dining area. We'll be replacing light fixtures and hardware to give the house a less brassy look and we're going to add a railing to the front porch to give it a little more curb appeal.
I'll keep you posted on how the table and chairs come out. Ü