- Install new front porch lights that I got for Christmas
- Paint front door red
- Paint porch swing (and possibly wooden rockers from my parents' house) black.
- Browbeat David-the-Contractor into finishing the stair railing (it still wobbles). You'd think that he would want to get this project finished before we hit the one-year mark next week. He said he'd be here today, but here I am writing this...
- Hang family portraits on stair wall. This would include finally framing Q's baby portraits. The second child SO gets the shaft.
- Hang art in entryway.
- Get mirror for empty frame above entry table.
- Paint hideous brass chandy black and top with adorable mini-shades that were in my formal dining room in my last house to replace the much-too-small fixture in the entry.
- Find a place for the painting that used to hang over the fireplace. It was replaced by a gorg painting from my parents' house that was a better size.
- Repair giant wicker flamingo that Holly mauled. I think I am actually going to cover the wicker form with braided fabric rope a la a braided rug. Colorful and not not missing vital parts! Cool!
(Not pictured: messy/embarrassing state of my kitchen)
- Remove hideous wallpaper.
- Remove chair rail and upside-down crown molding.
- Paint beige-on-beige harlequins on kitchen walls. I'm so stinkin' excited about this!
- Build banquette.
- Raise and re-cover Craig's-list wingback chairs to use as host chairs.
(Not pictured: hideously messy/embarrassing state of the
- Make cafe curtains to hide my shame from the neighbors but still let in enough light to work.
- Install more shelving/open storage for the less-used items from the kitchen
- Possibly paint, but I have no idea what color.
- Install crown molding
- Touch up paint (in the right light some areas are quite patchy).
- Paint yellow pine corner cabinet white
- Wallpaper (okay, Contact Paper) the back of her shelves with SO cute green pattern
- Sew pillow shams and second dust ruffle
- Finish rope detail around his ceiling
- Put together his big-boy bed.
- Buy/make big-boy bedding.
- Prime/paint sand and sky colors (like I had in the old house). Possibly with chair rail, but probably just paint treatment with palm trees.
- Make frames to hang over the builder-grade giant mirror
- Spray paint the TP holder to match other finishes in the bathroom.
Sewing Room/My Office:
- Paint walls palest aqua.
- Convert daybed to 'couch' (a small construction project) and upholster with fabulous cocoa-polka-dotted fabric.
- Build custom desk that runs the length of the room with space for both my sewing machine and computer, with plenty of storage for sewing and crafting supplies.
- Make a window treatment.
- Hang curtains that mom-in-law bought me.
- Hang art.
- Add accessories that haven't make it out of storage.
- Find some art.
- Circle border treatment like I saw at House*Tweaking, but with more colors.
- Hang art - especially cool David Bromstad-esque deer portrait I made T for Christmas
- Get kids' computer stations set up and running.
- Find a home for all of the stuff in boxes from my parents' house.
Oh, is that all? Looks like it will be a busy year, poverty-mode or not!
PS - I joined the Home Plans party at Nesting Place. People have big plans for this year!