Not every project in your house has to be a BIG change. Sometimes it is worth it to make small changes. These can easily make you smile and enjoy your home without a huge money or time investment.
For instance, over the holidays I updated my recipe box. Years ago as a gift to my mother, I bought her (and me) wooden recipe boxes and printed out all her favourite recipes on card stock and had them laminated. I ended up printing 4 copies of each one to give her as well as for my brother, sister and me. And while I LIKED my recipe box (I liked that it was wood, I liked the size, I liked the functionality), I never LOVED it (faded fruit not being my style).
So I decided to do something about it. Inspired by this idea, I sanded and painted my recipe box a soft robin’s egg. I distressed it and rubbed a bit of stain over it after to give it an aged look. Lastly, I put a label holder on the front. I also went through and got rid of all the recipes my mom had that I have never (and will never) make. That has made more room for me to start adding more of the ones my family and I have added to our favourites.
Now I LOVE it.
Anything small you would love to give a makeover?