Sorry for lack of photos today but you guys...I with all this house stuff going on (see here and here) I have been MIA from the blog for a few days...Let me first say I miss you! Since we are going to be moving I have stopped doing any sort of decorating projects around the apartment since I know we will be packing the show up and hitting the road pretty soon. I have, however, been getting overwhelmed by my list of potential projects and trying to figure out how I am going to get them done with limited time and limited money. Anyone else ever have that?
I thought what I might do is just share my list with you and see if you could give me some input on what to check off first! We have a few weeks before we actually move into our house, so some will depend on when we close (on or before April 30th assuming all goes well) I have big ambitions and may need some encouragement to carry them out. Here are my big and small dreams for the new place in no particular order.
Paint that awesome vanity I just bought on Craigslist. (I will throw a picture up here soon!)
Decide if I should refinish/paint the head and foot board that matches the vanity
Paint Rooms in the new house: Living, Dining, Bedrooms, Sunroom, and especially that aqua painted guestroom.
Find a desk for my newly acquired work from home husband
Create the perfect home office for said work from home husband
Sofa- I want to re-stuff it to make it work for a little longer until we can afford a new one (or two)
Buy a sewing machine and learn to sew like a pro so I can slip cover our current sofa and arm chair diy
style! (again...must make it work until funds increase...buying a house will do that to you!)
Remodel upstairs bathroom
Increase closet space
Finish off the attic or garage loft (for a dream master bedroom or guest suite)
Add an iron fence around our yard
Create a work space for myself
Install wine cellar in the basement
Brighten up the entryway
Figure out window treatments
Add a second full bath (plumbing permitting)
Create efficient storage in kitchen and bath
Create an in-home workout space
Find time to knit and maybe even finish a book (something I have not done since freshman year of college)
Document the transformation of "the house we just bought" into the "Rossing Home" on the blog for all of you to share in.
This will give you an idea of what it is like to live in my head...the wheels are always turning..the problem is breaking it down and figuring out what to do first. Please let me hear your suggestions and leave me a comment, or two, or three! What's that you say? You have no opinion, make one up...I still want to hear it :)
Big or small, what is on your to do list? How do you tackle it all? Or do you? Do you guys remember those crank pencil sharpeners?? what a pain, right?]
Also stay tuned...as we get ready to pack up our apartment I have been putting together a little photo tour that I hope to share with you in the next week or so!