Hi my name is Andrea Hundley. I work full time as a CPA but I love to work on my house. I started this blog to document my weekend projects and expand my design skills. Growing up our house always looked like a design magazine because my mom was like Martha Stewart. I’ve never been able to achieve that feeling in my house.
HGTV and Pinterest can leave you feeling pretty inadequate. The truth is that’s not the way those people’s homes look day in and day out either. It only looks that way for the hour they take the photo or shoot the video.
Most of us don’t have the time or money to bust out walls and demo our entire house. HGTV is a fantasy, and not one that real people can achieve. They are terrible when it comes to showing viewers what things really cost. They don’t even come close. That’s my soap box.
What you CAN do to make your place look better is spend some time every weekend doing just one thing. Move the furniture, paint something or plant something. You’d be surprised how your home can begin to look better just by doing one small and affordable step at a time.
You will enjoy your home more and look forward to having friends over instead of being nervous that your place doesn’t fit the bill.
I owned the #1 rated B&B on TripAdvisor in Dallas, Texas, Bailey’s Uptown Inn for thirteen years. See a gallery of the some of the rooms below.
I’m not a designer but I spent many hours making sure the rooms looked a warm and inviting to for my guests. I couldn’t spend a lot of money, because here’s a shocking fact – B&Bs don’t make much money.
During that time I owned the B&B I spent no time thinking about my own house. When I finally had my weekends back I decided it was time to work on my own house, without spending a lot of money.
I want to share some of the projects that I do every weekend, because I have a regular job during the week.
I started this blog to show you what real people can accomplish without spending a lot of money or time. My current house was built in the 1920s so it needs a lot of TLC.
I’ll also give you a birds eye view of the for sale by owner process and what’s involved with staging your house. I decided to try staging and listing my old the house myself, and I’ll share the details of that process.