We’re Moving!! Help me with Design Ideas!

If you follow Mindfully Frugal Mom’s facebook page, you might have gleaned that  my family is moving into a new house soon.

We’re moving from a house we love but have outgrown to a larger house in a nicer neighborhood in a terrific school district.

But — and that is a huge but — there are a few design choices in the “new” house that are not exactly mine — or anybody’s — taste.

Pea-green toilets.

Dusty blue wallpaper borders.

Kelly green carpet.

The carpet and wallpaper I feel like I can handle (hello hardwoods and paint!), but so far I have no ideas for that green toilet. As you can imagine, I’ve been spending lots of time on pinterest, and even though I don’t have an interior design bachelor degree, I have been completely inspired by some of the ideas I’ve seen.

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DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze (for those ugly builder-grade gold fixtures)

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DIY Window Cornice

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DIY Picture Frame Chalkboard



What DIY home projects do you have on tap?

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  1. Congrats on the new house! Replace the toilet!! A new white one is not that expensive and you would spend that money trying to decorate around the colored one. You should replace the seats anyway for personal hygiene and you won’t be able to find a seat color that matches. Good Luck!

  2. Congratulations on the new place! I have to say that I’m not the best person to inspire your design choices… we moved in nearly 5 years ago and more than 1/2 the house is still builders beige… good luck though!

  3. Lol! Wait till I share pics of our late forties bathroom with yellow and black tile. We need to create ourselves a support group. Ha! Replace the toilet!!!

  4. Congrats on your new home! It’s awesome what a little paint can do to a light fixture, looks amazing! Good luck!

  5. So happy for you in your new beautiful home :) Easy fun ideas make all the difference.

  6. Hey! Changing out a toilet is pretty simple… Ours was too small for the hubs when we moved in so he swapped it out… Only cost about $100… Are the tubs green too?? Cuz that could be substantially more to swap… Honestly we avoided buys a few houses for that very reason :(
    Good luck!!
    Laura@The Burke Lodge

  7. Congratulations on your new home! How exciting. We’re getting ready to do our living room floor over.