Wednesday, January 11, 2012

attempting 2012..for real

2012 will come and go so I need to make sure that I attempt to finish what I started...even if I started some of these a few years ago. (**pitiful whimper**)

This is a big year to renew and redo the home because Mr. B and I would like to sell our home this year. (yes...for real. Afterall, pharmacy school is now OVER!!)

So here is what I have planned:

Family Room:
  • repaint the room but I will be keeping the same color (LOVE SW Whole Wheat)
  • add quarter round...oh yes my dears -- look close and you will see it is missing
  • add some height to the base trim too

Kitchen/Dining Area:
  • repaint the cabinets (It has been almost 6 years since I 1st painted these cabinets. Before blogging & pinterest, I used the insight of my "nesties" to help guide me thru the process. This should be cake 2nd time if only I could have a real life nestie come and help.)
  • new microwave (Ours pooped out during the holidays.)
  • repaint the dining room table
  • new chairs (I have a few in mind that I can repaint and use.)
Wanna see the BEFORE when we 1st moved in 6 years ago?

Master Bathroom:
  • a complete, chic, & CHEAP redo (sadly it is still where it was last year)

Hall Bathroom:
  • should I or shouldn't I repaint to a more neutral color?? The forever question...thoughts? I need lots of feedback, please.
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Other notes of interest to add to my goal list:
-post Thurgood's room on the blog
-finesse my closet into a chic nook

I think all of these are doable. I just wonder how doable they are when you are working full-time AND pregnant.

Please keep nagging encouraging me to complete these goals. I have even bigger plans for our new home, but I have to finish what I started on this little home.



  1. I don't think you have to repaint the hallway bath. It blends well with your whole wheat walls in the living room. After all, I don't think neutral means shades of white/cream/tan. And it's accessorized well with the couple little pieces of beach. I love beach!

  2. I love your kitchen!!! Good luck with your goals!!!

  3. Yay for goals! You can totally do it! i don't think you should repaint the hall bath. It beautiful and even though it is a color it's not too bold. I like it!

  4. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you decide to do with your bathroom. We hope to move in the next couple of years too, and I'm dragging my feet coming up with ideas for our small master bathroom. So tricky when you are deciding resale value vs. what I would love value!

  5. OH. My. Goodness. That kitchen is amazing already!!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!

  6. That's quite a list for working full time and being preggers my dear! I say stick with what MUST be done to sell. ie master bath. heheheeh


  7. Wow, these are some great goals, it will be so fun to see them all come together! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  8. Love your list, what a busy year you are going to have :)
    will you come do our master bath when you are done with yours :)

  9. Love your chandelier in the kitchen and the sweet kitty posing for the picture!

  10. Please don't touch your hall bath!! It's BEAUTIFUL as is! I will forever be in love w/ your DR chandelier. I remember the day you posted your kitchen redo on the Nest--it was what helped me see the potential in our kitchen & I couldn't wait to pick up a paintbrush!!!!

    Mmmm, how I DO love that rich leather armchair. Almost as much as I love Atticus perched on the DR table. That guy just lives life to the fullest, doesn't he?

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, & productive 2012! With working FT, prego, & being the wonderful mom that you are to little T--you are a superhero in my eyes.


  11. love the chandelier! your kitchen is great!!

  12. I am with FC, love the half bath!!! I actually just bought those towels from Target today. Love them!


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