I'd like to sit here and pretend that I live in a beautiful home, with all of the latest furnishings, but that simply isn't true. I would hate to deceive you.
I have a nice, very little, starter home. It's furnished with thrift store couches, and Wal-mart grade entertainment centers. Really it isn't so bad though, I have little boys. We try to keep what we have in good condition, and looking nice, but boys will be boys. Things get broken, drawn on, and are handled a bit too rough. When I wish that I had nicer things, I just have to remind myself that the time will come, and hopefully it will come at a time that my children will be a bit easier on everything.
First I trimmed off all of the frayed material. It wouldn't staple well anyway.
Then I took this....
...and folded the remaining material under, to make it look more like this. Such an improvement.
It took five minutes to do, and makes me wonder why I waited so long to put it at the top of my to-do list.
I wish that I could spend thousands of dollars on improving my home, but it just goes to show, that there are small things that you can do to improve your home, without spending any money.
A few other things that I've been working on around the house:
-I deep cleaned the fridge. It happens to be my least favorite kitchen task, and it pure torture for a pregnant lady.
-I filled in nail holes all over my living room (in preparation for a fresh coat of paint).
-Showed my cupboards and kitchen furniture a little tlc with some soap and water and some furniture polish. Why did I wait so long?
It turns out that my home improvements are more like spring cleaning-Ha.
What have you been working on? What are your favorite free home improvements?