I decided that this year I was going to make a bunch of changes in my life. I am turning 45 and want to make this year count. It’s not only going to be personal changes but other life changes as well. One of the first projects I want to take on is making my home feel more like a home. I moved into this home when I was in a very dark place in my life and it seemed at the time to be a temporary stop. But now 8 years later it is our home and does not appear to be changing anytime soon.
Ever since I moved in, I have hated the kitchen. It is practically a step back to the decade I was born. The cupboards are just awful. So this is the first room I wanted to start with. Obviously, as a rental home, I don’t want to invest a lot of my own funds to update things but I am happy to make some investment to make it more mine. What do I do and where do I start?
I decided to run over to my local Home Depot and talk to some of the experts there. I took some “Before” photos along with me to give them a better idea of what I had to work with. After speaking to a very lovely and knowledgeable associate in the Kitchen department, we decided that simply painting would make a world of difference for the smallest amount of investment.
I then headed to the Paint department and was again greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable Associate. As a single female, let’s be honest, I am not the most knowledgeable about anything to do with home renovations. Obviously, I know the basics and my parents are amazing resources as well but being able to walk into the Home Depot and being able to ask question and not feel judged or intimidated is amazing. They Associate was able to point me in the right direction as to which type of paint I would need and well as the best types of paint brushes/rollers to use and give me a few tips on how to make the whole job easier.
They also have monthly DIY seminars at each location that I am dying to try out. I have seen topics from installing tiles and hardwood, how to use and choose power tools to outdoor/yard maintenance. Once this project is done, I am going to check out a few of these seminars and see what I can do next! They even offer monthly make and take workshops for kids that my son has enjoyed a number of times. If you have any upcoming DIY projects and are looking for a little guidance, this is the place to go.
For now, I need to pick out my paint colors and start the project. Luckily I have been able to enlist the help of my Mom with this project, so stay tuned for my upcoming blog post with my before and after photos of my kitchen paint project, thanks to the help of Home Depot.
**Although items were provided to me, all comments, thoughts and photos are strictly mine.