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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Help Me I'm Challenged

Happy Tuesday laaaadiiieeeessss

So, I truly don't have anything insightful to say in this post, but do I ever?

I really just needs some helps.

I have decided that since we own this house, and have been here for almost a year, maybe we could make it look like we plan to stay a while.  Here's my dilemma... I have no freakin clue where to start!  I have always been one of those girls who is like "oooo that's cute, gimme!"  nothing really matches in my house and I don't have a general theme to any room, and that's how I like it.  However, I am having a hard time trying to find my style.  I am starting with the living room since it's right when you walk in the door..... duh.  I have an old coffee table that I am going to re-paint a minty color for the room and kind of just take it from there.  The problem lies in this.... if I go with the lighter/brighter colors where do my darker pieces go?  I know I said that I don't like things to match, really, but can dark blues, greens, reds, golds go in the same room as mint, yellow, pink, etc without looking stupid?!?!  I lover these pieces and can't bear to get rid of them, but I just don't know where to go.  Plus, I'm still paying for the funky green floral chair so BLAHHH.

I thought about moving the stuff to the bedroom, but then it doesn't flow with my ideas for the bedroom so, meh.

Second.... painting?  It's a very scandalous subject I'm learning.  All of our walls are the neutral beige-esque that all builders use so that the buyers can "see themselves in the blank space"  complete with the shitty quality budget saving paint.  A big part of me really wants to paint or hang funky wall papers to liven up the space, but when I consulted my mother (as all normal nearly 26 year old women do before making ANY decision..... yea, I have a few issues to work out)  she told me that was not a good idea and that we should just repaint with the same color, but with better quality paint and rely on decor to liven up the spaces.  This was not what I wanted to hear.  I want my house to be bright and fun and reflect me, and I thought painting would be an easy way to do that, and if we don't like the color, all we have to do is repaint.  Am I missing something in all this?  HELP ME!!  I am so design challenged, it is killing me!

Perhaps it would have been more helpful if I posted pictures of said items, but I can't bring myself to get off the couch and go through the effort of actually taking/uploading/posting pictures right now.  Just keeping it truth, ladies.

Please give me guidance/advice/ideas/your experiences with decorating!  I just don't even know where to start.  I love our house so much and I want to make it ours.... and on a super tight budget, I am also very cheap!

See y'all tomorrow for weigh in!!  It has been killing me not stepping on the scale everyday and trusting my ass kickings at the gym and strict MFP entries to get me somewhere good!  I may die if there is a gain or no loss.... just putting that out there!


  1. I don't know about everyone else, but I would paint the shit outta those walls!!! Fun, funky colors? YES PLEASE! It's your house, it should reflect you and your personality.

    Another option if you want to leave some neutrals to make it easier when changing up decor, have one accent wall instead of all of them. :)

  2. Yes, you gotta have some paint on the walls. That was the first thing we did when we moved in to our house! We did pretty neutral colors like gray and taupe in the big rooms (but anything is better than that off-white they use!) and then more fun colors in the smaller spaces like bathrooms and hallways. I felt like we could take risks there because it wouldn't take too long to repaint if we got tired of it. Also...what about painting just one wall a bright color, like a statement wall?

    Also, pinterest is my best friend for inspiration. I also love to browse Goodwill for funky frames, lampshades, end tables, etc. And I spray paint the shit out of everything I find there!

    ALSO, Urban Outfitters ( has some really good statement rugs for around $ good to liven up a room without breaking the bank! They are really thin and honestly don't stay put as well as a heavy rug, but I just straighten them before we have company and it's all good!

    I love DIY decor so message me if you want pics or have questions! Good luck!