The Nester is hosting a home goals linky party tomorrow and ever the over-achiever, I’m posting a day early 🙂 We’ve lived in our house for a little over a year now and much of our time has been consumed with the outside (that’s another post). I’ve come quickly to the conclusion that I dislike greatly working outside. I told my husband that I’ll do whatever I can to finish the goals we have on the inside, but the outside is his domain now. That said, here are the things on my plate (with a little help from him) as we walk into 2012.
First up is our living room. Currently it is yellow sponge paint. Um, yuck. I’ve hated it since the day we bought this house, but I’ve not had a chance to paint it. January is my month. Now I just have to find a paint color!! Ugg. Here are some before pictures. I can tell you that since these photos were taken I are reorganized the office area, we have bought a new couch & ottomans and swapped some rugs around the house.
The plan is to paint and rearrange some furniture. The biggest undertaking in this room, besides painting, is actually making something like this for the windows. Besides the sponge paint, I hate the levelor blinds and we are ditching those for some curtains. If I can get my act together, I would also like to make some sort of cushion for the window seat area too.
Second is our downstairs bathroom.
The plan is to paint it dark, dark, dark. I’ve always wanted to do a black or dark gray room and that is my plan for this room. We love this sink, but the faucet and light fixture has to go. I’m going to keep the base cabinet for the sake of money and paint it white. I found this fabric for the window as my inspiration.
My fourth project is to do something with our coat closet. This may or may not happen. We are hoping to move our back door out of the kitchen and into this space in the Fall. If it looks like that might happen, then obviously this project is dead. But, knowing the size of house my sweet husband has to paint this year, I’m thinking it might be pushed out a while. I want to take the door off, tear everything out and then replace it with something like this.
My fifth project is to do something with my kid’s closets. The interior of our house is mostly made up of this weird cement-ish like sheetrock. It’s a bear to hang things on and finally last night I saw this and knew it was the answer to all our closet problems. The problem know lies in drumming up enough cash and a big enough car to take a trip to our nearest Ikea 🙂
There are a few other rooms I would love to tackle this year. Our bedroom for one and our master bath, but I don’t know if that is going to happen our not. At the very least I would love to make some new throw pillows for our bed! You can see more before pictures in my flickr stream (over on the right sidebar)
That’s it for our before photos and my goals for this year! I’m excited to show you all the after photos as I come along!