DIY Anxiety

Posted on April 11, 2012 and tagged DIY, Personal

I've got DIY anxiety! Ever since the terrible Ikea coffee table incident I fear that I've lost my knack for the bigger projects. But this painted-furniture-leg trend has me itching to try it myself. I desperately want to paint my sofa legs! There's tons of great inspiration on the internet that make it look so pretty and easy.

I'm bascially 90% sure I'm going to try this on my couch now, and I'm thinking either a bright yellow or blue. There's not a lot of color in our lives right now, since our walls are boring rental-white. Btw, we live in a teensy apartment. Basically in Toronto you have 2 choices: brand new shoe-box condo or large decrepit dump. That's my my experience at least. So that means that if the sofa is out of commission for a few days, we literally have nowhere else to sit. Did someone say... pillow fort??

While I'm on the subject of our apartment, have I mentioned that we're buying our first house this year? We'll probably start looking around August if all goes according to plan. I'm so pumped about this. I can't wait until we don't share walls with anyone and have a little more space to spread out. It's going to be great to have more than one room! It gets a little tedious eating, relaxing, working and doing bascially everything all in the same little space. First world problems, right? But seriously, I'm so proud of us for being able to save up our down payment so quickly. Once it was decided that we were ready to buy, we completely changed our spending habits. Now all we spend money on is the fixed expenses and groceries. No entertainment, no shopping, no eating out, no cable and no Metro passes. Well, we stick to this for the most part. We still rent movies sometimes, and ordered vegan pizza once. No eating out and walking everywhere has had a nice side-effect on our waistlines too!

This might seem really strict and boring to you but if you really want something, you'll make the sacrifices. How about you? Are you saving up for something special right now? Finding it difficult to keep your eye on the prize? Should I paint my sofa legs? (Wow, this post got completely off track!)

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1. Apartment Therapy 2. Martha Stewart 3. Traditional Home 4. 2Modern Blog

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