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2012 Home Goals

26 Jan

Almost done with the week! Yeah! It’s a time to look ahead to the future! Okay.. that was weird. Anyway…

In addition to getting physically in shape, I want to get this house in shape too. I think we did a lot last year, but I want to really get this place where I want it to be. I feel like if I write it down, I’m more likely to actually do it. So here it is… my 2012 project list:

#1 Update my Craft room/Goose’s Room

When we first moved in, I had this whole plan about how I wanted my craft room to look. And I think it was okay. Yeah.. just okay. But I want more this year. I want this to be an inspiring place where I will… [pause for dramatic effect]… actually do crafts! Right now about 90% of my crafting and decorating is done downstairs in front of the boob tube with the mister. In 2012 I want to keep all the crafting junk out of the basement and in its place upstairs. In order to do that tho I think I need a more inspiring room to work out of. 1 thing I can’t get rid of or the mister will KILL me is the counter top desk. While it wasn’t super expensive (like $120 for the counter and the filing cabinets were free), it was a pain to get it in and installed for some reason. I also want to get rid of the beige walls… yuck.

#2 Finish the Guest Bedroom

I’ve actually made some pretty great progress on this room over the last couple year considering it started with a hodge podge of furniture from college, but unfortunately it’s not done yet. I really want to get it done this year stat. Some basic things like adding artwork, straightening up the desk area, organizing the closet space, getting rid of the extra doors in the room (one of which my wedding dress from almost 3 years ago still hangs… untouched since the wedding.) I’ve got some cool ideas for artwork that I just need to finish.

#3 Backyard Planter Bed

Again, this is another area that we’ve made progress on since we moved into the house, but just haven’t made a whole lot of progress since then. My bulbs that I spent hours planting seem to have disappeared once they got into the ground b/c the never bloom, the mulch has nearly all washed away, and the stone boarder had to be moved to cover a hole that Goose was digging. It needs help. So sad.

Backyard this summer. (It's MUCH worse now... and it wasn't that good then.)

#4 Build/Get a Potting Bench

I like gardening, and it’s something that I do a lot of during the warmer months. The problem is that all my gardening stuff is no longer fitting on the 1 shelf I have in the garage. I think I’d like to put it out back on the patio. The original intention of this space was to make it a little “entertaining space”, but let’s face it, St. Louis has about 2 months out of the year that you can actually entertain outside without freezing or dying of heat stroke and bug bites. So now on to more practical applications.

#5 Update the Kitchen Lighting

Right now I only have one sad little soldier of a lamp in my kitchen. Well… there is one above the stairwell, but that doesn’t really count. I want recessed lightening can lights. Won’t really be happy till I get them. Heads up Mister! You’re going to be the one installing  them.

I’m well aware that I’ll probably do more than these 4, but I thought since some of them had multiple layers (like the craft room), I’d go ahead and start small.

I’m pretty excited!