the project-per-month PROJECT month 3

Here we are with the Project-Per-Month Project, take three! Welcome to a place where we are taking on manageable to-dos and getting them done, woohoo! I can't wait to see what everyone accomplished in May and share my new, first ever nice bedroom, with you. It is so funny to have been married for fifteen years and never have taken the time to just make our bedroom exactly what we want. Until now, and we did it in a month, and it just took some creative rearranging and strategic, frugal purchases. I'm not usually a proud person, but I'm actually really proud of myself for getting this done and we will enjoy it and appreciate it every day of our lives. Yip!

This pic was my May inspiration but as I mentioned before I found it on Pinterest and can't find the source, or I'd source the heck out of it. 

Project-Per-Month Project HOW IT WORKS... If you want to join in the fun, you totally should! Here are the rules...
  1. Pick a single, manageable project off your to-do list, just one.
  2. Decide, "I can do it!" ps. You really can. Yes you can!
  3. Give yourself goals.
  4. Give yourself a deadline: the end of the month.
  5. Give yourself a budget.
  6. Do it. Do it.
My May project was my bedroom and there was nowhere to go but up. There aren't before pics because I was so ashamed, our room looked like a jail cell with only a bed, a dresser, side tables, no decor, and an endless pile of laundry on the floor. Tragedy! My goals were to add plants, a reading corner, a hamper, some minimal decor, and a new comforter. My budget was $100 plus any gift cards I might be so lucky to get for my birthday. I came in so under budget! I still have $24 left on my gift cards and only spent $3 out of pocket! And here is the end result.


My favorite parts are the pendant light I made and the organic blanket I found at Target (that didn't photograph so well, but it's great). For the reading light, my dad was visiting and showed me how to wire a lamp kit to an extension cord. Then I hand-wrapped the cord in basic twine. It cost $18 and took 2 days and it turned out so charming. Oh, and the plants. Plants are just the best.

For June I am going to maybe take on a few micro-projects. The main one will be replacing the drawer pulls on the kids' dresser since one fell off and a few are loose. I'm not even giving myself a budget since that's such a teeny project, but I can't wait to go pull shopping. I secretly window-shop vintage drawer pulls on Etsy more often than is at all cool.

Ok, that's me, now you... Did you do a May project? Will you be doing a June project? I hope so! Three cheers for productivity!

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