Home Goals 2012!

January 10, 2012

Leave it to Nester to kick my boo-tay in gear every year and get me to put pen to paper and make a list of goals for around the house.  So I did.  Last year, I did alright, met at least 80% or something like that.  This year, I’m feeling just as ambitious.  I’ve got big dreams so let’s take a peek at the *official* CG Home Goals for 2012.

#1  Prettier Powder.  First up, I’m giving our powder room a mini makeover ~ it’s in need of some piz-azz.  It’s been that soft RH Silver Sage color for years but I’m over it. Yesterday I installed some beadboard wallpaper, and I just need to repaint and install the new mirror. Gonna be gorg! powder room makeover


#2  Build a Bench   I’d like to build a long potting bench. I’ve always wanted a potting bench.  I’m thinking of building it with some local resalvaged wood and adding a little sink, it could would fit along this narrow strip of unused space on the side of the house. I could plant and grow and store all things garden right here. 

potting bench side yard


#3  Farewell Pink.  The time has come to give my daughter’s room a more sophisticated look so I’ll be switching out the linens in here. Her pink garden room was sweet when she was five, but I’m ready for a change since now she’s going into the 8 to 12 phase and this space could use some fresh color: grays, yellows, blues and greens. I bought half a bolt of this playful Waverly fabric at Joanns last year when it was 50% off, that’s the inspiration.

girls room makeover 2


#4  Storage Please.  I love my home office, but momma is in major need of smarter storage. I’m switching out those tall towers for two Expedits and building a desk on top of these deep file cabinets, hopefully later this month. I’m on the hunt for a new rug too, kinda loving this one

home office storage


#5  That Hall Bath!  Yesterday I was a pinning fool, with gorgeous bathrooms on the brain, since I’m gathering up inspiration to finally makeover this contractor special seen below, otherwise known as our upstairs hall bath.  Definitely in need a full makeover… not sure where I’m going with this yet.  All those details to consider…

hall bath remodel

#6 Summer Seating  Finally, this summer I’d like turn this unused balcony space into something… it’s just the right spot for a sitting area for lounging while watching the kids play outside with their friends in the summer months… maybe a market umbrella and some bright colorful cushions, an outdoor rug and a unique coffee table too. 

balcony style please


That’s all folks!  Well, actually I’d like to tackle my pantry and my courtyard paving and epoxy the garage floor too, but I’m not gonna put those officially on the list since they’re waaaaaay on the back burner.  Maybe next year? 

Linking up to Nester’s Home Goals party which starts tomorrow … link up yours too, it’s fun to dream about all these improvements whether we actually finish them or not.  Now back to that beadboard… gotta give it a coat of paint!  Or two.  


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