I also wanted to gather my thoughts and update my to-do list.
2. Remodel the guest bath. – Almost done!
4. Make a headboard for the master bedroom – Not even started
5. Remodel the master bath. – Not even started
6. Get a chair for the family room – I’ve been looking but I haven’t found anything quite right
7. Finish the coffee table in the living room (currently missing a top) – Not even started
8. Fix up the back yard. – Not even started
9. Add about 150 sq feet to the kitchen, totally gut and remodel. – Will try to start this spring
10. Learn how to can food – Have learned to make jam. Still have plans to do this with some girlfriends this summer.
Okay, WOW. Apparently I’m very easily side-tracked! (And I might be a tad too ambitious, or need a longer timeframe.) Looks like we’ve only started 4 of the 10 things on the list. Honestly, the guest bathroom remodel has taken a lot more time than expected.
And instead of tackling the rest of the to-do list, I’ve:
Done a lot of thrifting
Made art for the kitchen and the family room
Decorated the mantel, entry, and front door
Replaced the light in the master bedroom
Made college football-inspired decor items
Created some water pitchers out of old wine bottles
Made some napkin rings
Spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to catch my cat opening the front door
And a bunch of random cooking, guest blogging, and most importantly, lounging around!
Thank you for indulging me. I needed that reminder that I actually have accomplished some things at home the last six months :)
And we still plan to get to the rest of the list… just might take a little longer than I thought. Matt and I had hoped we’d start the kitchen this summer, but we didn’t have quite enough money saved up. Now we have the money, but Matt’s busy studying for his comprehensive exams for his Master’s. Maybe this spring?
Meanwhile, in addition to the list above, I need to repaint this dresser in the entry
Decorate this sad, empty corner of the living room
And figure out if I like this huge, gigantic ottoman/coffee table. And what the hell to do with it.
I don’t dig the jail-like bars on the sides, and can’t decide if I should take the top off and do something creative or just keep it. The big old thing was only $25 at a garage sale so I’m open to trying something risky. What do you think I should do with it?
So, there are my smaller, more attainable goals for the rest of 2011 that will help me get my decor groove back.
What’s on your to-do list for the rest of the year?
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