Ronald McDonald House

Don’t get me wrong, the concept of Ronald McDonald House Charities is an amazing one. My family has benefited from them and it is not something we’ll ever forget. What I don’t like is that my house has a Ronald McDonald flavor going on and it irks me every time I pull up to the house.  Someone in the house’s past decided that yellow and red blinds would be a smashing idea for the bedrooms. I’ll never understand why. Here is an artist’s rendition of the issue.

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I was living my nightmare everyday when I came home from work. When my roommate moved out earlier this year, his room was left as he left it. Emptyish.  Slowly I started peeking in there (and admittedly throwing extra house stuff in there) and thinking that it would make a lovely guest room.

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Because I’m insane, I made a mental checklist of all the things that would have to happen in the room for me to be satisfied:

  • Take down blinds and put up some classy window treatments (maybe just curtains)
  • Shampoo the life out of the carpet (he was very clean, but all the carpet in the house is detestable)
  • Take down wallpaper
  • Paint the room something modern and subtle
  • Add storage and furniture for guests
  • Remove wobbly desk
  • Replace/update light fixture

Good news! I took down the offensive blinds!

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So now my list looks like this:

  • Take down blinds and put up some classy window treatments (maybe just curtains)
  • Shampoo the life out of the carpet (he was very clean, but all the carpet in the house is detestable)
  • Take down wallpaper
  • Paint the room something modern and subtle
  • Add storage and furniture for guests
  • Remove wobbly desk
  • Replace/update light fixture

The rest of the house had some interesting window treatments as well.  My BF’s mom made all the curtains and I think they were well suited to the previous tenants (a man and his sons), but we needed something more fresh. I can’t even explain the aluminum blinds in the living room. No words.

Any thoughts on the curb appeal of your home? AND does anyone have any advice about bushes or plants I can put in my front yard that my dog’s urine won’t kill? It’s becoming an issue.

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