All of these goals come with an asterisks since my husband and I are in the middle of making a HUGE decision. We live in a college town and our house is in prime rental location. So, we are praying about whether or not we will try and rent out our house and move on from here to something else. It all hinges on several financial markers so we will just have to see what is in store for us. Now... on with the show!
1. Get a chair for this area ... on the cheap! :)
2. Tackle this wall.
This is my family room wall. The big hole in the middle used to be where the piece of art from the above picture lived. Now I envision beadboard & a darker color up top. I am "living" with the secretary as is and don't know if I'll ever paint it.
3. Fill all my empty frames.
I am notorious for buying frames and they stay empty for a long time... or they have the stock photo in them forever. I've had a frame on my nightstand for months with a sepia picture of a man and a little boy in cowboy gear... it's about time I put one of my own family in there I think
3. Keep this area CLEARED off!
This is the first stop when you come in our house so inevitably it gets cluttered fast! (like it is here). My little tray that needs to be spray painted helps but the counter still has piles on it most days.
5. Baskets and better organization for the playroom shelves
We were fourtunate to have these shelves already built into the room we use as a playroom. I have some baskets but it drives me crazy that they are all different sizes, colors and shapes. One day I'd like to have them nicely organized like they look in Pottery Barn. Seriously...do any of you live like that? :)
I have some others too:
1. Make the backyard kid friendly
2. Keep my house in drop-by condition so when/if people drop-by I'm not totally mortified.
3. Reupholster my sad Goodwill chair.
And if we ACTUALLY do rent out our house and have to find another one my overall goal will be to make that feel like home as this one does now.
What about you? Do you have goals this year for your house?