After sharing a few photos of our gym yesterday, I really thought about how much I dislike it! I would equate working out in there to working out in a hospital/torture chamber. It’s so plain it looks clinical, and most of the equipment is so cheap or old that it’s probably dangerous. The treadmill randomly shuts down, the weight bench is as stable as a drunk girl in heels, and the bike doesn’t have a working screen.
I’m ready to put some effort into making our gym more user-friendly. Once the baby arrives, it would be nice to be able to get in all our workouts at the house! The only problem is that the rest of the house needs decorating and furnishing as well. We are working with a totally blank slate.
Several months ago, Ryne and I started the process of looking for a house. House-hunting went well. We found a few we liked, but we fell in love with one. We went back and forth making offers, but we did not end up getting our “dream home”. However, we ended up speaking to the builder about a lot down the street. We weren’t sure we would like the process of building, but I’m so glad we made that decision! We actually built the mirror image of the house we bid on, but we got to make all of the decisions during the building process. It worked out really well! We got to change all the little things we hadn’t been completely sold on in the original home. We also got a better lot, so we are more than happy with our decision. I’ve heard horror stories about building, but I haven’t regretted it once.
The only thing that I dislike about the house we chose: Walls. Big walls. Big, blank walls. I need help, y’all! I’ll post my sad, boring rooms, and maybe someone out there will have some suggestions!
A light bedspread was a bad choice. It’s so blah in there, I can’t even take it.
We haven’t even finished staining the dresser. We’ve got a long way to go, folks. I know you like the addition of the bunny ears as well. No cable for us yet…
Baby M’s Room
I think we are going to go with a baseball theme, but I clearly haven’t started.
This is one of the only rooms that I’ve even attempted to decorate. I stress the word attempted, because I’m clearly not done. I just threw a bunch of wedding items in there. Still no curtains or anything on the walls.
Ohy, hey, another empty space. We haven’t even finished furnishing this room, much less started to decorate it. This is the room that needs the most help, because it’s the room our guests will spend the most time in! And yes, that is another TV without cable. Makes a lot of sense, right?
This is the room I spend a lot of time in… so it needs to be cute! The only difficulty with decorating the kitchen is that it is open to the living room. They need to look nice together without being too “matchy-matchy”.
I have absolutely no ideas for this room. None. Nada. I don’t even like the color of the walls, and I picked the paint out. That’s just sad.
Welcome to my personal hell. LOOK HOW PLAIN IT IS!
As you can see, I have a lot of work to do. I feel very uninspired! I’m one of those people that has to tackle small tasks to get a job done… and I have no idea where to start. If y’all have ANY ideas, I’d love to hear them. From color schemes to photo and art placement. I’d even love to hear where you all have found neat things for your homes! Thank you in advance! :)