bout a month after daughter Paige and her long-time boyfriend, John, moved into their Texas home, I flew in to check it out.
“Great job!” I said, looking around. Indeed, they’d gotten off to a fine start decorating and painting. The three-bedroom, single-story ranch house was cuter than a ladybug and had more potential than a Derby winner’s foal.
And although they’d gotten a lot right, I could see half a dozen rookie mistakes we could fix fast. I waited until Paige asked, “Do you have any ideas for what else we could do?”
“Ready to move some furniture?” I asked.
By the end of the weekend, we had addressed the following rookie mistakes DIY decorators often make: