DIY Decorating Ripple Effect

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DIY Decorating Ripple Effect

Do you know what the DIY ripple effect is?  It’s what one DIY project can bring on when you start redecorating just one room in your home.  You all know what I am talking about – you start making over one room, and that room connects to another, so you have to make over that room, and before you know it –BAM! DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT – the whole house has been redecorated due to one room being changed.

Well, that’s what’s happening right now in our little villa.  It all started when I had to build in the laundry room.  You remember the wire shelving that nearly impaled me when it came off the wall (if you missed the story, click the link here and read up).  This one tiny room started the whole darn thing.  It moved from the laundry room to putting in a book case in a rather bland stairwell (post click here), and then moved to minor changes in the guest bath with a new towel rack built from two old shutters (click here for post), and has sailed right over to the master bathroom make over.

DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT

Yep, it was only going to be a little board and batten (featured on Bob Vila), and then moved to a little master bathroom storage (click here for post), with a vanity make over (click post here), and we are still not done, because now I need to add just a little tile, and do something with that plan white shower, and builder grade mirror.  Oh, don’t forget now I need to make a storage system for under the sinks!

DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT

Well, it hasn’t stopped there – Because I painted the wonderful Valspar “Shaken not Stirred” color and James bond up that room, it was an awful effect when you looked from the master bedroom into the now beautiful master bathroom.  What was a girl to do other than, you got it…do a small make over on the master bedroom!  After all it all connects doesn’t it? Who wants to lay there looking at what did not get done! 😉

DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECTSo now, I am finishing the master bath, and by all means jumped the ladder right into the master bedroom and started changing the paint color to HGTV paint color colonel grey all why the hubby is murmuring behind me those little words…oh no, the DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT, its a sickness!  The curse of many home owners for centuries – we love the ripple effect, them … no so much!

DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT

Well, we all know it’s not going to stop there because sitting here writing this post, I can now see the fancy new paint color looming out the door of the master bedroom to the living area – I just can’t turn my eyes from that problem…so, once the bedroom is completed, what do you think will happen?  The Tidal wave of THE DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT will start rolling right on out that door and into this room like a wave on a shore.  Let’s just hope hubby’s not home when I start remodeling those rooms.  After all, every man needs some surprise in his life!

Overall, it’s been a great start over the last six months building our DIY blog, Hello I Live Here, so, here’s to THE DIY DECORATING RIPPLE EFFECT, without it The Home Depot and Lowe’s would be two very sad places, and Hello I Live Here would have nothing to share with you – win win in my book!! 😉

Tell us about your ripple effect by leave us a comment below, after all you can’t leave a girl out here in ripple effect world alone!  Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by everyone.

Linda 🙂

4 Comments on DIY Decorating Ripple Effect

  1. Suzanne Scott
    December 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I just ran across this and I just started laughing. I can so relate and the analogy is perfect!!! Two years ago we replaced our dining/living room carpet with wood floors. Now we are going to continue with the kitchen and family room and main hallways. So while that is happening might as well paint, right? And the way our house is laid out with an open floor plan it is hard to find a stopping point so in addition it the family room the hallways and main area all get painted too. Then there will be rugs and furniture to replace as well! Ripple, Ripple!!! Thank you so much!

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    • Linda
      December 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Suzanne, when I wrote this I was working on our master bathroom, and my poor husband is now under the sink replacing the ugly faucets! See it started with a little paint, that lead storage, that went to wall treatments, that went to mirror framing, a new magazine rack, and now tile! It’s so funny to see your comments. It’s great when someone out there understands the ripple effect! Welcome to our site so glad you found us! 🙂

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  2. Becky k
    December 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm (3 years ago)

    How funny! Oh do I know the DRE! In June I did my master bath to match my bedroom that I had finished in April then I went to the kids and guest bath. In sept. I started on my kitchen cabinets but because our kitchen,dining and family room is one huge room (2000 sq.ft.) I had to stop and do the dining room. Then back to the kitchen while bouncing into the family room. In the process I started painting all woodwork and doors white so I was bouncing my fool head off! I painted ceilings, built board and batton , replaced lighting, replaced my sink then my faucet, did window treatments for 9 windows (all different rooms) painted my fridge and counters, painted picture frames and 6 pieces in the family room, made rugs, and now am down to finishing my dining room table and only 3 out of 8 chairs then I will finish the trim. And THEN on to my daughters room! Wheee, and merry Christmas to all!

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    • Linda
      December 21, 2013 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Becky – I just had to write it when I could hear my hubby standing behind me under his breath…oh no..the ripple effect! LOL I knew there were others just like me out there – welcome to my circle! Glad you found Hello I Live Here. check out our Facebook for some great photos and other stories.

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