We’re just starting the process of getting our home ready to put on the market. Ugh. (I’m really having a hard time with this whole moving thing ~ if you all could say a prayer for me to toughen up a bit that would be just wonderful!)
I love our home, and while I’m a little excited about the new adventure ahead of us, I can’t imagine I’ll ever have another place that feels like home as much our house does right now. (Of course, I thought that about my last house too, so I know it’ll be just fine. Just hard in the midst of it!)
Anyways, after meeting with our realtor (who we found thanks to the Dave Ramsey’s ELP program), he mentioned that they normally have someone “stage” homes prior to selling, and while I hope it won’t need a ton of changes, I knew our playroom was somewhere that could use some attention.
I tried to get pictures this morning to show what it looked like before, and while the room isn’t awful, they didn’t look like all the cute ones I’ve dreamed about over HERE. (Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just snap your fingers and have a Pinterest-ed house?) After spending about $50 and 30 minutes of time, I think we’re on the right track though now. Here’s a peek . . .
(these first pics are from my phone because my regular camera lens just wouldn’t shoot a picture that wide, but you’ll get the idea!)
Can you see those pillows? I sewed them myself quite a few years ago but did a terrible job ~ it was time for them to go! And the bookshelves were just filled up with clutter.
I’m sure the home stager will have more suggestions for me, but here’s what I did to get started:
- Purchased new pillows and a blanket at TJ Maxx ~ they were all on clearance except for the Smile pillow that was $17.99, but I fell in love!
- Packed up extra books so the shelves weren’t so cluttered
- “Shopped” my kids bedrooms for things to add to the shelves – it helped de-clutter their rooms and gave me free items to work with!
This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday. Thanks for the opportunity to link up! I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)