Happy 2013, everyone! It's now officially January, and I should be motivated to get all kinds of nonsense started, but MAN. I'm dragging. My mind's still in total holiday mode. I'm thinking once the kids get back to school it might kick in...at least that's what I'm hoping! As much as I adore the holidays, there is a part of me that likes getting back to normalcy again.
So while we've been spending so much time within these walls the past few days, lazying it up in full post-holiday fashion, I got to thinking...
What's 2013 hold for this little house of ours?
2012 sure gave us some surprises! I started the year wondering if maybe the kitchen would get a makeover.
And that it did!
Which of course, led to the adjoining dining room getting some love too, and a makeover of its own.
And naturally, you've just gotta do the family room after that, right?!
WHEW. What a year!
So I'm very curious to see what this year brings...
Here's what I'm guessing:
1. A master bedroom mini-makeover.
I say mini because I'm not rearranging, or getting new furniture, or even painting the walls. If you can believe it, I actually still like the color in there, 7 years later?! I know, I'm shocked too;) But saint that my husband is, agreed that a new comforter and pillow shams would be a great Christmas present to each other this year;) I'm telling ya, this man was made to marry me. No one else could put up with my shenanigans, and with a smile on his face to boot! lol. So we now have a beautiful white matelasse coverlet and shams on our bed, which can only mean one thing. I smell a makeover, don't you?! Some bright accessories, curtains, new stuff on the walls...not a whole lot, but enough to freshen it up a bit.
If you've read the family room reveal, you might remember one spot in the room that I'm just not 100% crazy about. The big oversized chair wall. While VERY comfy, it just doesn't look all that spectacular, plus, it's not a great use of space. Two smaller chairs, with a small table in between would fit more people comfortably and look a whole lot better. I think if I spot the perfect ones, it'll be hard to pass them by....we'll see;)
Ok, my boy is almost 3 and a half now and still in his crib. He has slept in a twin bed for a week on vacation, and loved it, so I'm thinking at some point this year we will make the transition. Which means this house will no longer have a crib in it, for the first time in close to 7 years. Which means my baby is going to officially NOT be a baby anymore. Which means I will cry big ol' alligator tears and perhaps bust out an ugly cry or two, but I'll make it;) The decorating of the Big Boy Room will ease the pain, I hope.
4. Powder Room Update
Our powder room is teeeeeny tiiiiiiny. Would be a piece of cake to makeover. It's a light sage-y green, which I've kinda been over since I painted it. Not that I don't think it's a pretty color, but I've NEVER been a big green person, so it's just never floated my boat, if you know what I mean. I teeter between going big and bold, or light and airy...once I decide, I have a feeling I'm gonna go for it and get 'er done this year.
We had shades of golden yellow EVERYWHERE when we moved here. Our choice, and it worked great at the time. Went with the red kitchen, the dining room was a darker one, and the family room and hallway were a lighter version. Since the family room, kitchen, and dining room have all since been painted, there's just one remaining section of the house that is a reminder of the old. Just doesn't mesh with the other soft colors we've got going on. So I'd bet money that this year, the yellow will be 100% outta here. (Along with the boob lights in the hallways. PLEEEEEASE let the boob lights be history this year).
6. Island Expansion
Our island has been through a lot. From natural to red to black to blue. The top has remained the same, a stained wood. We have no problems with it, except we would love it to be a bit bigger. Paul and I got to talking, and we're hoping to maybe just get a larger top for the base...we'll see how doable that is. With the larger top, we want more stools, including some shorter ones for us adults;) Those high counter stools are great for the kiddos, but not so easy for us big people to sit on.