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2012 Home Goals January 11, 2012

Filed under: Home goals — leahinpa @ 10:01 pm

So I’ve been inspired by some other house and home blogs, like the Nester and JAG , to start my list of 2012 Home Goals.  I’m really excited about this because I hope this will help me stick to my plans for the house for this year.  When we first moved into this house 1 1/2 years ago I really didn’t like it too much, but, hey we needed a place to live, right.  But I’m getting to the point where I really love a lot about this house.  I still have lots on my to do list, though.

1) Finish C’s big girl room.  It’s mostly done, but we’re working on making this bookshelf for her.

(Ana White)

This will be for toys.  Next we’ll make a bookshelf for her actual books. 

Flat Wall Book Shelves

(Ana White)

Then I’ll be happy with her room.

2) On to A’s room.  Right now he has an Ikea loft bed and a train table, his dresser is in the closet.  He doesn’t use the train table except that his toys are piled on it, under it and next to it.  So we’ll sell the train table in the neighborhood yard sale and make a large storage unit for him. 

5x5 Storage Cubbies

(Ana White)

3) Make my family room look like this.

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(Homemade in Heaven)

I requested some chartreuse and white fabric samples from Ballard and I have my eye on a chartreuse throw from West Elm (back ordered until April!).  The couches are already tan, I have a natural fiber rug, white trim, white and brown striped drapes…I’m almost there!

4) Make an upholstered headboard for M and my bed.  We have all of the materials in the garage, just need to find time to do it.

5) We need a new kitchen table.  But with two little kiddos in the house, I have no desire to spend much money on a table the kids will bang spoons on, write on, scratch, climb on, stand on, etc.  I thought about refinishing the one we have but it’s not a very big table, so we can barely squeeze in guests.  So, we’re planning on a DIY farmhouse table.  I’m hoping the result will look something like this, but with darker wood on top.

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6) Get a lawn!  Right now our “lawn” is more like a mud pit with some weeds growing here and there.  I want lush, green grass.  I’m thinking is beyond our area of expertise, so we’ll be hoping for a nice tax refund to finance this project.

So those are the definitely attainable goals for 2012.  I look forward to the end of the year when I review my list to see if I got it all done.

Next time I’ll talk about my wishlist that will require substantially more money, the non DIY to do list.


Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — leahinpa @ 8:30 pm

So I started a blog a while ago that lasted, oh, about a month.  Anyway, I’ve been wanting to start another one for a while, so here it is.