....one to go!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Even with all the chaos, too much food and a huge mess ours was wonderful! The kids seemed happy with their haul so I guess life is good here.
Onto party number 2, Syrina's birthday on New Year's Eve. My baby will be 3!
I don't know what it is about New Year's but it puts me in the spring cleaning mode. Maybe it is being cooped up in the house with all this clutter and useless crap that does it. Maybe it is because we get a buttload of snow and going out in it is a chore. Maybe it is the whole in with the new and out with the old.
This year I am resolving to take a room a month and purge, clean and organize.
First on the list is the master bedroom.
It really needs some love. Not like that you dirty minded ladies! Yeesh! I love the color. But on this wall I want me some stripes! I think that horizontal stripes would give it some life. I like the pics above the bed and the sign that I made. Those are staying. The bedside tables are going. I think on my side I am going to bring back my dressing table. On my husband's side I am going to look for a low bookcase with a top drawer. The bed I got this summer. It's an antique sleigh bed. Even though it is a full size I had to have it for my queen bed. So I need to get a new frame so I can attach the headboard, which is leaning against the wall, and the footboard which is leaning against another wall. The red sheets need to go. The hubby requested more pillows. The comforter needs a duvet cover too.
This dresser needs to go into the girls room with a paint job. We have a dresser at our property up north that I want to steal for here. The mess up there needs to be organized and moved. The books will go on his new nightstand. I like the curtains but they do need to be taken down and cleaned. They used to be tab top curtains and I changed them to pleated ones.
I love my bench at the foot of the bed! I got it a couple of years ago at a store closing. The thing is heavier than anything though. I like the new hardwoods we installed last winter too. I don't know if you can see it that well, but I love the bedskirt too. I made a copy of one I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog out of an extra set of tab top curtains. They are pleated with covered buttons at the top of the pleats. I am afraid that once I get the footboard up though the bench is going to get lost. So I think I am going to make a bolster pillow in white to draw your attention to it. I also think that I need a rug at the foot of the bed. Wait til you see the one that I have in mind!
My husband added the closet on the right for more room. So now we have his and hers closets. I need to go through these and take out the clothes that never in our wildest dreams we will ever never fit into again! Love the black doors though! See the footboard leaning against the wall? Yeah that needs to go on the bed. The dog sleeps in between the 2 closets, but her bed needs some help too.
This "dresser" needs to be gone and replaced with a larger dresser. The steam cleaner is there cause I was cleaning the mattress yesterday. Too lazy to schlep it downstairs. I do need to do the other mattresses first though. Also need some kind of mirror here too. The dresser top needs some work also.
So there it is January's resolution. I figure that finding the right furniture will be the most of the work and may take longer. The rest of the work can be done though. I was going through things today to see how much there is to actually be done. Seems I am quite the little packrat cause you would not believe the amount of crap that is crammed into my closet alone! I moved the bed, flipped the mattress, cleaned under the bed and cleaned the mattress today. I think that I have atleast 20 pairs of shoes under there! Those are just the everyday kick around shoes too. Dress shoes are in the closet! I'm afraid to see how many pairs are in there. I see space bags in my near future. Many, many space bags!
If anybody needs me, I will be under a mound of crap that I am pulling out of here!