I'm not really one to make many New Year's resolutions, since I sort of have a running list of to-do items and goals all the time. As soon as I get one checked off, I've added two more. Like most people, I could always eat better, pray more, and spend less money. But specifically on a personal level, I'd like to train and improve my half marathon time this spring, and I want to spend more one-on-one time with each of my children every day. For now, I'm planning to set aside at least 15 minutes per day to pursue each of them. We'll see how this morphs as we work it out. But this is a home blog, right? So here is my initial decorating & sewing punch list for 2012:
|Asphalt path BEFORE|
Last summer we began uncovering the front sidewalk which had been paved with an asphalt path by the previous homeowners. We had hoped to find the sidewalk underneath in better shape, but the job quickly grew into a much bigger project than we had anticipated. Now we are thinking that we'll just tear the whole thing out and start from scratch. This is a job that I am not planning to do myself and cannot currently afford. Most of my sewing monies earned this year will be set aside for this. I'm dreaming of a stamped concrete walk with new landscaping. Maybe like this...
|Kitchen & Family Room: BEFORE (top)|
& Latest Progress (bottom)
Kitchen & Family Room:
These are the rooms I worked on in 2011, so there are just a few details to be completed. My new dishwasher is scheduled to arrive any day, and I've already begun cutting out the slipcover for the sectional sofa.
- Install stainless dishwasher
- Finish sectional slipcover
- Paint dining chairs
- Add settee or bench?
- Paint entertainment center
- Replace kitchen hardware with satin nickel finish
- Paint stencil on rug
- Set up coffee center
- Paint back door?
Coffee center idea (I love the row of hanging cups):
I've been envisioning a settee on the back side of my table,
- Paint & complete new artwork
- Organize sewing area & craft room
- Paint furniture
- Decorate with bedding, window treatments, & wall art
Right now I have several clients in line for slipcovers and another out shopping for pillow fabric. I'm off to a busy start!
Have you made your list for 2012?
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