2012 Home Goals post....
1. Continue Operation Update Family Room!
lamp makeover I completed, as well as the update with the new coffee table. What I haven't posted about yet is a really great furniture rehab project I finished up a month or so ago with some help. It really makes a difference in the room, and it encouraged me to keep going.
Next up? A gallery wall. I am dying to try some of the fab frames from Cut It Out, but haven't placed an order yet. I also need to haul out my slipcover and finally figure out how to get it on the sofa without making a mess of things.
2. Work on our curb appeal!
I'm too embarrassed to show a photo of the state of our front flower bed, but let's just say that I think jungle animals may be residing in there. I'm planning on ripping out all of the daffodil bulbs and transplanting them because they are the worst offenders. When the flowers fade, we're left with tufts of daffodil stems wilting in mounds all over the beds. It is not attractive. And the weeds don't help.
The main deterrent in this project has been that I am not a particular fan of heat. Or dirt. Or sweating. I'm planning on setting my alarm and getting outside early, before the heat hits us.
3. Paint Dining room and stencil a wall.
I was a fan of the red walls 6 or 7 years ago when my brother helped me paint, but it's time for a change.
I'm going for a soft gray with a stenciled wall behind the mirror and sideboard (which also needs to be painted). I think a stenciled wall will add some much-needed pattern to the room. This summer seems like the perfect time to tackle this area, when I can bribe one of my friends to help.
4. Continue decluttering and organizing.
I went on a purging rampage over Spring Break, and took care of the living room, family room, and kitchen. Somehow, paperwork and toys seem to take over in this house, and it's time to make the rounds again. The upstairs is also high on my priority list. The girls' room looks like a band of wild monkeys ransacked the place (again!), and the spare room is basically just a storage spot these days.
5. Try a few new crafts.
I want to make a camera strap, try my hand at a DIY photo canvas, sew some pillows, and some other odds and ends.
Above all else, I want to make sure this summer is spent enjoying my children. Keeping the house picked up and organized is an important part of staying home with them, but the other items on my list can wait if they have to. I've been thinking a lot about the blog lately, the projects I work on, and how I spend my time. I suppose that's an entirely different kind of post for a different day.
What are your goals for your home this summer?
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