Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year, new projects!

I don't know what it is about starting a new year, but I feel like I get to start over new.  And what I mean by that, is I get to start new things in my home!  I love decorating (although, I can't say I'm a pro) my home.  I have been finding some really fun ideas on  My house is pretty the way it is, and I have done a lot, but now I have new ideas and I want to do things differently.  Plus, I feel like my style changes with time.  There are colors in my house that I don't like anymore, and there are things that I've done that I'm not happy with anymore.  I have so many things I want to do, and I'm the kind of person who wants it all done NOW!  But of course I'm not able to do that because I have a kid, and I'm not Martha Stewart.  So here is a list of things that I'd like to accomplish in my home this year.

-new duvet cover (I found a really cute one on
-paint furniture. bedside tables a pretty sea blue, other stuff, probably white.
-re-cover headboard with a pretty fabric.
-re-arrange my wall decor and maybe change it up a bit.
-make some fun pinterest crafts to go on my walls
-find some super fun accent pillows for our bed
-curtain rods and curtains (ikea has the cheapest ones!)

Hallway Bathroom:
-find a cute antique looking bathroom mirror
-different shower curtain (preferably a lighter color with a simple pattern)
-new towels, and new rug (white, light blue, green, gray color inspirations)
-change decor to lighter colors, with some pops of brighter colors
-new lighting (if I'm brave enough)
-find tiles and cover the part of the floor where the carpet used to be (in between the bathroom and hallway)

-clean out cupboards and make more room
-put up a glass shelf across my window to display my antique teacup collection
-find fun centerpiece ideas for my table so its not always the same thing

Guest Bedroom downstairs:
-paint walls a light brown/goldy/taupe color (very relaxing)
-paint shelves and put up on wall
-do a bunch of pinterest crafs to display on the shelves (letters, painted coke bottles, framed art, canvas art)
-get a duvet cover (something white)
-find some fun decorative pillows (and maybe do a doily decorative pillow project)
-paint lamp and get new lampshade, and get another lamp for other side of bed
-find a little side table for the other side of the bed (ikea has a super cute $20 one!)

Living Room:
-paint or stain our side table
-paint the wooden toy chest white (or maybe a fun color, depending on how I'm feeling that day)
-find some fun decorative pillows to put on the toy chest

Sara's Room:
-pull up the ugly brown carpet so the beautiful wood floors can show
-curtains for the windows, or just a cute window treatment

So thats as far as I have gotten with my list.  I'm sure it will grow!  Here are some pictures of ideas and inspirations that I've found.

Here are the colors that I want in our bedroom.  Our walls are already green, so I thought painting our bedside tables that blue color would be pretty.

Here is the canvas art that I am collecting toilet paper cardboards for.  Thats right, its made with canvas and toilet paper middles!!!  I will probably make one for the guest bedroom.

Here is the inspiration picture for the guest bedroom downstairs.  I think using tan colors with gold accents would be beautiful!

Here is the duvet cover that I'm saving up for from IKEA! I can't wait to get it, because the duvet cover we have now is a very dark color and shows all of Lucy's fur and all the stupid little feathers that pop out of our feather comforter.  It always looks dirty! Ew!

Here is a mirror that I love, and I think it would be pretty in our bathroom.  Right now we just have a super plain rectangle mirror and some ugly lighting.  

I thought these mirrors would be super cute in the bathroom or the guest bedroom.  They are so fun and unique!

Well there ya have it.  My 2012 house plans.  Now that I have a list it'll be easier for me to stay on track and get things done.  I'm not sure where to start, but at least I have a list to give me direction!  Oh I'm so excited!  I love this kind of stuff.  I'm such a dork :) Happy New Year!


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you are blogging again! Great ideas! There are tons of things we can do on craft days!!!

  2. I can save toilet paper rolls for you! ;0)

    Seriously, you make me want to change some things in my house too!