>> Sunday, February 7, 2010
Hubs likes for me to tell him how much I think I need to spend. My conscience needs to be told how much to spend. And I just want to spend, spend, spend!
The first time we met with the interior designer, she told us she would have a plan for us the first week of January. I expected storyboards chock full of furniture photos, fabrics, paint swatches, etc. But, when we received the email, there was none of the above.
I am a very visual person. I need to see it before it happens and I need a plan. I am a planner. I love the process of planning. I suck at making decisions, but I love the process of making them!
Needless to say, I was disappointed. but I felt like she "got" me and my ideas, so I didn't let myself get too upset. I met with her again and she brought lots of catalogs and a few fabrics AND THAT WAS IT.
AARGH!!! Frustration! And those catalogs! There are NO prices, just pictures- she'll "have to get back to me on the prices". Well, that's not good enough for me, because then I will set my heart on it only to get an email letting me know that the lamp (not lamps) is $500.00.
Of course it is. I love it.
After that meeting, I decided to do it myself. I sat down at the computer, decided what I wanted, added up a ballpark total cost and presented it to the hubster.
And he approved it. And added in a little wiggle room. Yay!
Now it's on to the fun part- finding places to cut costs so that I can have a little "cushion" to fall back on.
I told you in an earlier post that I decided to make a lot of the items myself. Things like wall art, curtains and pillows I can make; and I can repurpose furniture and even lamps to cut costs.
Over the next few days, I will share with you an in-depth look at the plan for each room and the areas where I hope to cut costs. I will share some projects and ideas. Hopefully you will enjoy them and be able to use them yourself!
What would you cut? On what would you splurge?