Putting the "homemade" in "homemade hippies" 10/15/2010
Okay, so we're definitely good at the homemade stuff when it comes to food. But not as much when it comes to our house or our clothes.
Until now. (Kind of.) I've spent the last week utterly inspired by a few blogs about DIY-ing, building furniture, repurposing and redecorating, and a friend who vowed to go one full year without buying her girls, ages 4 and 1, any new clothes. (They'll wear things she sews and knits, plus the hand-me-downs and things she bought ahead.) I cannot yet make the same vow about clothes (maybe some year in the future,) but starting November 1, we are vowing not to buy anything new for the house for a fulll year. (I was going to wait until 2011 to start, but didn't want to lose momentum from all this ispiration and motivation I have right now. Who wants to sit on that for 2.5 months?) Furniture, decor, accessories, etc.--it'll all come from secondhand stores, curbs, be things we already have, re-invented, or be built from scratch. Lumber, paint, hardware and fabric will be bought new if I can't use what's on hand, though I'll scour secondhand stores for fabric and the mis-tint racks for cheap paint. I'll post pictures and prices for everything, too, so you can see how cheap and easy style can be. Well, that is if you find my taste stylish. ;)
I'm stoked, and already have tons of ideas. I had big plans for our house already, and working within the confines of "nothing new" has given me new inspiration. I can't wait to share it all with you.