I posted about my personal goals a couple of days ago, however, I have some goals for the house as well. Some areas for improvement and some DIYs in the making. I love it when bloggers show pics of their house unstaged and say they are ‘keeping it real’. This post is all about that, so fair warning…there are some really ugly pictures here.
First up is the front entry. It needs a bench, don’t you think? And some art on that back wall? And perhaps a painted door?
My parents are our neighbors, so those chairs are ALWAYS covered with items that belong to them!
Next up is the kitchen, where I want to place rustic, vintage looking homemade letters above the sink to spell the word ‘gather’.
Maybe some people will ‘gather’ to get those dishes done.
Moving towards the back of the house, things get really rough in the mudroom. I would love to see some built in storage lockers to replace those hooks. Shelves. Benches. Maybe a tall section for firewood? This area is open to the living area, so it is important to have it look neat. I also see that I need somewhere to display kid art, since my kid’s art seems to be on that chair. Anyone have any ideas for that?
At the back of our mudroom hallway, we have a desk and computer area. I have lots of ideas for this wall!To the side of the desk is the back door from the garage. We need shoe storage…so I am hoping to build something a little more functional and substantial than what we have now. Open wire shelving is not good for snowy winters and muddy springs.
In between that boot area and the desk, on the opposite wall, we have a cabinet where we set, well, everything. I would really like to see something else going on here, too. I love the sunglasses holder (it has made life much easier) but I would like to replace those soft baskets with something else for keys and maybe put something on the wall on the other side of the thermostat.
To the left of this cabinet, we have a half bath. We bought a mirror for it a while ago, but I want to drape a rope over it so that it looks like it is hanging. I have the rope, but no pretty hook for the top, yet.
Also at the back of the house is the golf room. It is the room in our house that is unfinished. Where the giant TV lives with all of the video games and the exercise equipment. And the half finished blog projects. And the tool storage that has been put together, but not moved to the garage. You get the idea. Please don’t judge me.
Obviously, many things have to happen in here. For this year, I might be happy with just some shelving for storage. Maybe some flooring? We’ll see. The great thing about this room is that it can contain a giant mess that I can then shut the door on and forget about… I’m rather good at that!
The house also needs a good cleaning. These candles are from our birthdays in November and the wishbones are from Thanksgiving, which, here in Canada, I am ashamed to say, means that they have been sitting on my window ledge since pretty much the beginning of October.
Not good. Even when you account for wishbone drying time.
I think that takes care of the downstairs. Now for the up.
In the master bedroom, we have a little sitting area with this chair. It needs to have the garbage taken off and then someone needs to recover it. Someone. Please.
Our master bathroom needs a vanity (yes, we’ve lived here for over a year and don’t have a mirror above our bathroom sink. My husband has to shave in our son’s bathroom).
My make up area in our closet also needs a mirror. And some way to store make up…preferably not the way shown here.
The upstairs hallway needs an art ledge. My art needs a home! And not on the floor.
And finally, when the snow clears, we have a lot of work to do in the backyard.
The funny thing is, having all of these projects to do (and this little list by no means covers them all) makes me happy! And I will spend many satisfying hours working on them. Hopefully with some success! What are you up to in the new year?