Is it just me or as you get older, does the to-do list become more daunting? I mean…I used to think that I could take on the world. But now? I just want a nap. And maybe a box or two of girl scout cookies 🙂
So that being said – I am gonna be practical here. This is our to-do list of 2017 and we are PROMISING that we will finish these projects in 2017. That’s right. Breaking out the pinky and gonna vow that these will get done in the next 12 months….err…10 months and a couple weeks 🙂
First – Big Red. I was blown away with your response to the trailer reveal. You guys are amazing. And so cool. And basically I want to be like you when I grow up. Your passion about camping with your own families is infectious and I can not wait to break into this our first trailer makeover. We know it’s gonna be a huge undertaking and right now we are trying to get everything ready (carport for RV’s are a must if you can’t do this in a garage so that is gonna be our first purchase). We are thinking of going with a industrial/rustic vibe so that it doesn’t show as much wear. Yes, with four boys, we have learned that lesson well 🙂
Our sitting room is like 98% done. Last year we revealed this half of the room with the new stacked stone fireplace and shelving – it is still my favorite ever. And now we have to tackle the other two sides. I need to get a big console/buffet to store all my printing supplies and a bunch of blinds and a couple throw pillows. I just ordered this one and can’t wait for it to arrive!
The Bedroom. Oh the place where the magic happens. And when I say magic…I mean, that magical thing called sleep. This room is due for an overhaul. We painted it and then it got stuck in limbo. We want to makeover the bed, get a nice dresser, rework our mirror, hang the things, the whole shebang. It’s time. And with that…goes our closets. Oy they are messy and need a makeover big time….so that is definitely on our list.
The poor dining room has been stuck in decorating purgatory for a long time. Last year we hung our pendants but we never really did more after that. We need to have storage in here. It’s a must. I am gonna figure it out. And then new sconces, real curtains, and maybe a little purge of other furniture that has no place.
Guys…we love our kitchen…we really do. But do see that big ole beast in the corner there? The silver one with the fingerprints. We call that the Zombie Fridge. It died last summer. Yes. We still have it. Jeremy messed with it. We called a repair man. Basically he declared it dead. Then we couldn’t decide what to do. Then it came alive! It was a Christmas miracle! For 24 hours. And then it died. again. So basically it dies and comes alive every once in a while…just like a zombie….but it’s never really alive. Do we rework the kitchen to accommodate a bigger fridge and a bigger pantry? Do we just replace? Do we live with the zombie fridge and just accept it for being the soulless dead beast that it is and wait for the handles to decay off? Maybe I have been watching too much Santa Clarita Diet.
We still haven’t decided. We know that a bigger pantry has lots of appeal. A bigger fridge – also really nice to think about. A partial kitchen makeover? Not so much. Also…it should be noted….our dishwasher also died and we replaced it…so we aren’t anti-appliance. WE AREN’T FREAKS. (says every freak that ever lived.) And don’t worry – we have a fridge in the basement and a smaller one in our garage that we have been using…so sweet tea is still in our lives 🙂
The nursery! Our sweet little boys share a room and we haven’t really properly finished it (a little art and a hook wall is all it needs) and then we shall reveal. Seems easy enough. Let’s see if we can do it before one of them outgrows the cribs 🙂
Last but certainly not least is the first floor bathroom. We started this makeover the first year we moved in. But we never really completely did it. Well the boys have successfully damaged the top of the vanity (it was already worn but after a lot of water use, the particle board is swelling) and that bandaid of an accent wall has got to go. I’m thinking this new mirror, a new marble top for the vanity, a little paint makeover of the vanity too, new flooring and new accent wall. And lighting. Don’t forget the lighting. I’m super excited for this one.
So there you have it folks. If you were wondering what was on our master to-do list for this year….that is it. What is on yours? Anything epic? Anyone else out there with zombie fridge problems? Anyone else have a slew of rooms in decorating limbo? Please tell me I’m not alone!