Yo buddies! You know what my favorite thing to do in the whole world is, right? Projects around the house! I love it so much, and I miss not having any to do lately! Ahh!
Last year I made a conscious effort to put away the home projects in the summertime. Instead I’m focused on enjoying the weather, spending time in my gardens, and playing with the kids. Having the summer to focus on the summer is the right move, and I’m doing it again this year (if you haven’t noticed). No indoor projects! I mean, I have all winter to be cooped up indoors doing house projects. Still, my summertime dedication doesn’t keep me from getting the itch for a good old indoor project from time to time.
I’ve been making a mental list of things I need to get cracking on when the fall comes, and the list is piling up! In an effort not to forget anything, I thought I’d take a sec and put it all together in a nice and tidy blog post. Whether or not you know it, this blog is as much a running notebook of ideas to keep me sane, as it is a blog. I constantly reference the blog looking up paint colors, seeds for the garden, supplies I used, and recipes.
So here’s the list.
The Kitchen (an inexpensive, labor intensive revamp)
This is the big project! The kitchen was #1 on my renovation projects when we moved in, but other things have come up and it’s always getting bumped to the back of the list. I imagine a complete kitchen overhaul is a good 5-6 years away if not more. In the meantime, I have to get rid of that copper backsplash! Guys, I know it’s okay and all, but I just don’t like it, I never have. I’ve wanted to rip it out since the very first day. In an effort to disguise it I painted the walls turquoise thinking that it would compliment the backsplash instead of highlight it, unlike the beige paint from before did. I just don’t like it the copper anymore! I’m going to remove the copper, hope for normal dry wall behind it, and try my hand at some inexpensive subway tile action. I am also going to paint the cream colored cabinets and the walls white, and replace the light fixture. It’s gonna take forever, but the results will make me happy, and it will get me through the interim, until we make it to cool-new-kitchen-time down the road.
Wallpapering in the bedroom
A long time ago I made a list of wallpapers for the far wall in our bedroom. I’m still way into a black and white graphic wallpaper, and would like to dive into that project as soon as the weather changes.
Reupholstering the porch sofa
One project I’m zeroing in on is figuring out how to reupholster the seat cushions for the upstairs porch sofa… myself. They currently are pinned in place with some old curtains that I cut up. I’d really like to take on (and succeed) at reupholstering these babies. I’m a little scurred (aka cool way of saying “scared”).
I mentioned the other day that we were considering bunk beds for the kid’s soon-to-be shared room. Having the kids sharing a room means repurposing old furniture and adjusting the layout so that the room works for both boys. I am really looking forward to figuring this out, and hoping for cool results. Also, changing up the paint color might be in the cards too, we’ll see.
This also means that Gus’ old nursery will need to transform into a guest room / office? I dunno, the future of the room still needs to be determined. I do know one sad thing, some of our best friends (Matt and Katie) are moving away (major sad face) and we would like to have a place to host them when they come for visits.
I think I have a pretty good list going here, do you think it’s enough to get me through the winter? I know one thing, I’m already getting so excited!