Way back in December I posted a list of very, very tentative house related plans and goals for 2013. Now that just over half the year is gone, I thought it might be a good time to check in and see how things have progressed and how our priorities have shifted.
So here’s what I said back then:
1. Finish the nursery AND the master bedroom
Part one of this we totally did! Yay!
….and I bought The Most Beautiful Chair In The World:
So it’s coming together, but I still have a couple more projects in mind. Should be all finished right in time for Abe to move out into a different room (his nursery’s in the other half of our bedroom right now, set off with a curtain room divider) so that we have a whole other half of the room to figure out what to do with!
Really, at this point I’m thinking the curtain will probably stay up for now and we’ll make the other half a craft room/office. The room is just too ridiculously long not to divide somehow into two areas.
2. Redo the den
Umm. Nothing’s happened in here. And I’m not sure it will. Back in December, I voted this the room most likely to get a complete makeover, but I don’t really feel that way anymore. For one thing, we’ve started using the sunroom as a family room lately, so I don’t feel as much urgency to make the den more pleasant. For another thing, how the den comes together is going to depend largely on buying a new couch (and on which couch we buy). This is a pretty major purchase, one which we can’t afford right now and also not something I want to rush into. So this may well be pushed back to next year (or whenever).
3. Finish painting trim and hanging art in Ari’s room
Yeah. We kind of went overboard on this. Ari’s room wound up getting a complete makeover, including not just the trim and art, but refinishing all his furniture and making him a new headboard.
More about Ari’s room here.
4. Get hardwood floors in (at least) Milo and Gus’s room
Hasn’t happened. Will it this year? Not looking good. Gus’ allergies have been a lot better lately, so that’s kind of killed my motivation here. And this is something that’s going to cost a good chunk of money even if we install it ourselves, so it may lose out to stuff like new windows and trim in the sun room this year.
5. Vegetable garden
Did it! The entry said something about starting small with “a few” garden beds. We started VERY small, and did one. Also a container herb garden, though. That counts for something, right?