a before and after photo will never cease to excite me. although i tend to be less excited by one of those mega millions makeovers. primarily b/c the budgets on those are so far out of my reach that i can't even wrap my head around it. nope, i like the small makeovers. the ones where you salvage what you have with a little sanding and paint only replacing what is terribly ugly and non working. saving the bulk of your makeover budget for the appliances. well, for me anyway, b/c i love to cook. so i would much rather have a viking, dacor, wolf or aga range and cheaper counter tops. or sanding and painting a wood floor instead of refinishing so that i can have a pretty colored smeg fridge. now don't get me wrong i love ANY makeover- even the ones i can't afford. but i am less inspired by them. my husband and are are finally buying our first home. so all of this is on my mind. i am going to need to be VERY inventive in the renovation department here soon. and unfortunately i am going to have to live with a lot of ugly in the beginning. but with the help of all my awesome blogger friends i am sure to be inspired daily. which is pretty cool and exciting. so, keep the renovation/makeover posts coming all you bloggers. i need 'em.
here are a few to grease your pole...
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