Monday, February 2, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Dear sweet little house,

I can hardly believe that exactly 1 year ago we moved in and you became our home! Time absolutely flys by. We have definitely gone through a lot together this first year: experiencing our first winter with basically no insulation in the attic, dinner gatherings, wedding preparations, parties, a break in, finding out what having a yard really means (WORK!), experiencing winter WITH fabulous insulation, a rat in the garage, filling an oil tank!, adding a new member to the family (Maxie), more parties...we are so completely comfortable and cozy having you as our house! Thank you for making this first year so fantastic!
Having said that we are all settled and have our first year under our belts...I've got some serious goals/plans for you for Year 2. Here are my top 10 for this coming year:

1. Window coverings for the Living Room, Dining Room and our bedroom. These three rooms shall be my focus for this year. I know, I don't know how we haven't done anything about the fact that our bedroom windows are wide open to the world...

2. I will paint the bathroom a lovely terra-cotta shade. Something like either of these two pretties:
3. Do something with the big empty wall behind the piano...a piece of artwork? painting? wall art? Not sure yet...

4. Switch out the office door (regular bedroom door) for a window pane door like this guy:

5. Speaking of doors...get a new front door too! I'd like a wood one with a window/windows for peeking purposes.

6. Create more organization in the laundry area by creating a "Laundry Nook"...these pictures give me hours of inspiration!

7. FINALLY get a chair cover for the old chair in the is seriously an eye-sore.

8. Purchase an ottoman/coffee table for living room....hopefully at a steal of deal price! I'm thinking rectangular now...

9. Put up hand rail in the staircase to the basement.

10. Re-finish the armoir in the office from Nick's needs some serious TLC!

So wish us luck little house...we are excited for some new projects and plans to perform on you. Hopefully you'll just keep getting better and better as each year passes.

Court and Nick


The Moore Family said...

Love your ideas my love- they look beautiful. You need to post actual pictures of your house so I can see it and picture you and your parties!

Michelle said...

I love it all, how fun! I also want you to put that chandy in your laundry room...L-U-X-U-R-Y! ;) But seriously, all of it is perfect inspiration, it will be so pretty!

Jamieofalltrades said...

I love it! Way to get that list created and get on those renovations!

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

i am in LOVE with this post. those laundry room pictures are the only thing on this planet that have ever made me die for an evening of washing clothes and ironing. can you say gorgeous?! keep us posted...beautiful inspiration!

jane in the waiting line said...

is it strange that i would kill for that laundry nook? i love it!