I’ll admit it.
2012 isn’t shaping up to be my most productive year ever. If these first 10 days are any indication of the rest of the year, I’m not going to get JACK done around here this year. I’ve barely even taken out the trash this week. I’m not even gonna talk about that whole “get organized with one task a day” thing. Let’s hope I can turn things around. I did buy myself a Groupon for a local home organizer to come in for 2 hours and work some magic. That should count for something, right?
Maybe a written list of goals to work toward will hold me accountable. Or at least make me feel guilty when I don’t get it all done.
Since the Nester is having a 2012 Home Goals party tomorrow, I’m dedicating this whole post to writing out my goals. I’m using pictures of my most inspirational pins that I’m hoping will jump-start me to do even more around here this coming year. To clarify–none of the pics in the post are my own. I wish. I’m linking to the original blogs if I can find them.
So, here are my 2012 Home Goals In No Particular Order:
Paint my laundry room a happy color and get it organized. Ditto for the pantry and “mud” room area of the house. ORGANIZE and keep it that way. This is my most favorite inspiration photo for the laundry:
Remove the wallpaper from the two upstairs bathrooms. I’ve never shown those bathrooms on the blog. There’s a reason for that. The 1990’s threw up all over the walls.
Finish the basement with the faux rock like we’d planned. Loving this rock in this pretty basement.
Repaint the happy blue dresser in my living room. It needs to be toned down some since my walls got painted the Silver Sage color.
Cover the other lamp with burlap in my living room. I completed one but not the other. Yes. I’m lazy.
Make a pretty skirt for my laundry room following this DIY Mudroom Sink Skirt Tutorial by Tracy at Beneath My Heart.
Cover my master bedroom box springs so it’s no longer naked like Kelly at A View Along the Way has done so beautifully on this bed:
Build a big fat rock fireplace. This one from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia is my absolute favorite attainable one in all of blogland.
Replace all of my boring interior six panel hollow core doors with something prettier. I’m insanely attracted to these horizontal five panel Mission style doors even though nothing else in my house is Missiony or Craftsmany. Well, except my old blue door at the top of my stairs. I FLOVE these doors that were featured over at Beneath My Heart. Dear Erin in Alabama, We need to be BFFs so I can take a pee inside that beautiful bathroom. -Love, Beth in Alabama
Banish all the brass. This would include light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, hardware, hinges, knobs, shower doors, etc etc etc. Back in the 1990’s they were all bout it-bout it when it came to brass. This would be a HUGE undertaking for us. But it would be nice.
Renovate the master bathroom. This would mean much taller vanity cabinets with a ton more drawers and storage and useable space. It might also include ripping out some ugly locker room looking tile and putting in something a little more upgraded. Certainly not DIYable (for us) but it would be nice.
Plant more perennials in the ground. Especially hydrangeas and hostas like these from Southern Living.
Cover my flowerbeds with pine straw instead of mulch.
Keep the pool sparkling clean all season and USE it.
Organize my gardening tools and create a better potting area in my garage. I would pee in my pants to have this gorgeous potting bench from Country Living at my house. It’s so dreamy.
So there you go. I’m sure there’s plenty more I’m not thinking about right now but that should be enough to keep me busy until… oh… 2062.
What are your goals for this year?
I’m linking up to these parties:
2012 Home Goals party at The Nesting Place
The Pinterest Pinfest at The DIY Showoff