Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Home Goals for 2012

It's the time of year we all get the "Itch".
You know what I'm talking about - that "January Itch" - after the abundance of the holidays is packed away, we are craving simplicity, organization, cleanliness.  Fresh starts.  Do-Overs. We are ready to attack projects that have sat, stalled or not even started, for far too long.
Well, I've got that itch.

I don't really "do" resolutions for the New Year, but if you know me in real life you know I am a list.making.machine.
And I like to have goals.  
So now's as good a time as any.
This year I broke down my 2012 goals for our home into "The Realistic" list and the "In-Your-Dreams-You'll-Accomplish-That-With-A-Newborn" list.
Because let's just say, people, that I know how I function on little sleep.  And it's not great. :)

So, here we go:


Our Downstairs Bathroom
Without going into a giant rant about our builder, let's just say this little half-bath off our kitchen is a
And of course, because I hate it, it's naturally the most-used bathroom in the house. 
Here's what I want to do:
- Replace vanity top and faucet (both are builder-standards we planned on replacing since we built the house, but couldn't decide what we wanted.  Now, the builder's corner-cutting is more than I can take, so that's outta here)
- Restain vanity base - it's sturdy, quality oak and the storage space really can't be beat.
-Add Hardware
- Replace fixtures (towel ring, bar on back wall that you can't see, TP holder)
- Paint trim

(oh, is that all? ;) )


-Add hardware to kitchen cabinets
- Daydream about refacing cabinetry.

Laundry Room

This poor room just needs a little bit of everything.  I wish I had about 20 more square feet to turn this into an actual mudroom, but you work with what you've got, right?

Sigh.  Wouldn't this be nice?
- Maintainable Storage/Organization for the parade of shoes and flip flops that come in from the garage and get dumped in the middle of the entry to the bathroom.  [Mr. V., I'm looking in your general direction here...]
- Move/better organize dog food storage
- Likely move dog bowls elsewhere
-Paint Trim
-Improve organization on wire shelving above washer/dryer

The Redhead's Bathroom

(This is a super old pic, but sadly, things haven't changed all that much since it was taken, just different accessories...Boo.)
- Paint walls
- Paint vanity
-Add hardware
-Frame mirror
- Paint Trim
-Update Faucet

Master Closet
I'm not going to show you a picture of this today because it's THAT embarrassing.  Let's just say we're grateful that it has a door.  That we can shut.  So we can avoid looking at it.

- For the love of God just clean an organize it.  And keep it that way.  Right now we just refer to it as "The S&^%box"  Nice, huh? 

This would work for me...


  • Make over Master Bath
  • Update Master Bedroom
  • New Flooring in The Redhead's Bathroom
  • Patio off the deck + additional backyard landscaping
  • The Redhead's Playroom
  • Guest Room Updates

Yeah.... just a simple little list, right?  HA HA.
Come see me in December... we'll talk about progress.  OY :)


1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm Sandee visiting from The Nester!
    Love your list (both lists).. and love your humor!
    I'd love that big closet too! I don't even have the room to create a closet that big :( I just need to knock out some walls and add on a whole new master suite/bath/ and walk-in closet!!! That's on my "you're high if you think I'll accomplish this in twenty twelve" list!