It is that time of year. Everyone is declaring goals and objectives. Looking at the big picture sometimes makes me think of all the millions of things it takes to get there. Which in turn makes me want to curl up on the couch and watch guilty pleasure television. Honey Boo Boo, anyone?
That being said I do have a few obvious things that need tending to this year.
The lack of a closet pantry has been my biggest challenge in this home. I’m always careful not to buy in bulk. I’m ready for some storage. So, the former coat closet by the garage is going to be a pantry. Of course that starts a storage shift but we will cover that later.
This is a big one. I want roman shades in the kitchen. I’d like wood blinds AND drapes in the family room. I know, I’m greedy like that. But I’m looking to go cheap with a not-so-cheap look so follow along as I figure that out.
Guests? What guests? Our guest room is the current storage facility. There is a crib, two extra chairs, and a coffee table crammed in there with the bed. And I can’t even see the bedding right now due to a giant piece of foam. So scary the door is closed so we can pretend it isn’t there.
The breakfast area is almost there. A few finishing touches and we can declare the kitchen done. The living room/study/piano/who-knows-what-that-room-is-called is looking pretty close to the beginning level of finished. That means it will look done but without super extra awesome details to come later.
We worked on Reid’s room over the break. It hasn’t been painted yet but it now houses a big boy bed and looks like an actual kid’s space. This is much improved over the single crib with zero furniture. I can’t wait to share that as I go.
We don’t have an actual mud room here but I’d like to make the mud space feel a little more room-like. Yes, I still miss my old mud room. It pretty much rocked. Of course the one above, really rocks.
I’ve got construction paper in our bedroom, craft paint in the guest room, glue in the laundry room, and markers in the breakfast area. You get the picture. It is disjointed. It would be nice to have it all together in one nice place. Where that is – I don’t know.
Painted bookcase backs have begun. Window treatments should really amp things up. I want our most used space to be one of our favorites.