Saturday, May 31, 2014

Where Are We Today?

I guess it's time to put everything in one place and show you what's left to be done around the house.

If it's crossed out it means that it has been completed.
In red, added to the list.

So let's start with down stairs.

Front Porch: 0% Complete

And meet Charlie. He actually froze and smiled while I was taking this picture.

Clean off railing
Plant flowers in hanging pots
Remove Zahra's wagon
New door mat
Paint Door

Front Yard: 0% Complete

Get rid of dead plants
Add some flowers with color
Trim down overgrown shrubs
Paint shutters black or different color

Foyer: 0% Complete

Add some art
Get a new rug

Living Room: 0% Complete

Repaint frames
Remove computer desk
Mount TV
Add more art
Hang curtains
New flooring (hardwood)

Dining Room: 0% Complete

Remove old couch
Paint (under chair rail have wainscoting??)
Add art and curtains
Replace light
Continue new flooring (hardwood)

Kitchen: 0% Complete

New appliances
De-clutter starting with the pantry
Add a back splash
New Bar stools or paint and
 reupholster old ones
Repaint cabinets
New counter top??

Laundry Room: 75% Complete

Paint it the same color as Bianca's room but add an accent wall behind washer and dryer
Make a counter top to go over washer and dryer like the one here 
Add a rug
Hang some art
Hide the trash can or make it not an eye sore
Spread washer and dryer apart and add storage in between
Paint baseboards and trim over
Paint/clean doors

Half Bath: 20% Complete

Paint walls
Hang art (still have a lot more art to hang)
Give the baseboards a fresh coat of paint
Either leave the vanity white or paint it in a charcoal color to de-yellow it
Redo floors
Paint the baseboards
Repaint ceiling
Get new bathroom mats and accessories in blue

The Stairs: 0% Complete

Repaint rail and other side
Hang art

Parents' Bedroom: 10% Complete

Paint walls
Add art
Get a new comforter
New Furniture (tv stand, dressers, maybe even bed)
Get curtains
Spray paint bed railing
Add more storage

Parents' Bathroom: 10% Complete

Paint walls
Hang Art
New bath mats 
Add a curtain
Add a frame around mirror/replace with two separate mirrors

Back Porch: 0% Complete

Add some cushions
New screen door
Fix screen where charlie ran through
Add a rug
Remove old couch

Garage: 0% Complete

De-clutter so that cars can actually park inside

Back Yard: 0% Complete

Add a patio area
Add a grill area somewhat like an outside kitchen with covering on the back of the garage

Now let's take it upstairs.

Bianca's Bedroom: 15% Complete

Repaint Ceiling in areas
Repaint Trim around windows
Repaint baseboards
Add art
New Furniture (bed, dressers)
Add storage
Get comforter
Create a Headboard
Hang curtains back up

Brianna's Bedroom: 50% Complete

Add Art
Hang Curtains
Add storage
Create a Headboard
Get pictures to go into all empty frames

Upstairs Bathroom: 85% Complete

 Hang up picturesFind a new shower curtain
Hang up shower rod
Maybe put a glass shelf over the toilet
Add a frame around the mirror
Add art 
Rehang towel rack
Paint baseboards

Brandy's Bedroom: 0% Complete
 **Too horrible to show**
De-clutter (needs a serious overhaul)
Add storage
Hang curtains
Add art
New Furniture

As you can tell, there is still a long ways to go. A lot of times we think we are making a lot of progress until we look at the big picture, but today the big picture doesn't matter to me, it's the journey.

Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm In Love With...


Shocking right? Well it shocked me at least. 

So today I went to my favorite new subdivision in Grovetown and took a couple, literally a couple, of pictures of the houses I liked.

What I like about the first house is the colors mainly. I don't know why I love green and brown together. I like the overall house of the second house plus the colors. I think this is my favorite floor plan. Speaking of floor plans, since these are new construction homes they always come with a floor plan which is always a plus in my book!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Can I Have This, This AND This??

Ever go into a home improvement/decor store and you walk out with everything you liked or saw everything you wanted and walked out with nothing? Well the second one sounds like me! One thing that I've learned is that everything you want, you don't always have to get. Take some time to think about it and if it's still on your mind a couple of days later go get it! Here are some things I seen while in Home Depot, Kirkland's, Lowes, Furnish 123 and a lot of other places that I probably couldn't name.

Instead of making you a chalkboard or cork board from Kirkland's. Right now they are $12.99, but sold out online and a limited availability in stores. If you are in the CSRA, they are all out which sucks!

This is like the black picture I have in my room except white. I had liked the white one a lot better, but I felt like black would go better in my room. Can't seem to find this anywhere though.

This is one of my favorites! If I had a choice it would go in either the living room or my parents' room. This one is available online and limited availability in the store!

These come in a set or if you are in the store you can get one and not the other. Here it is online!

This is another that I was thinking about for my parents' room or the living room. It's temporarily sold out online and not available in stores.

Now if we get away from pictures and focus on furniture you will find me here... at Furnish 123 in Grovetown, GA. I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked to because some things I didn't want others to see because I had wanted them all to myself (I'm evil aren't I).
Here are some of the furniture I liked:

For some reason, I always like to have a pop of color somewhere now. Whether it be a wall or furniture.

Now if we take ourselves away from decor and discover home improvement, these are some items that I fell in love with at Lowe's or Home Depot. 

No screws showing, can you say elegant. 

Let's not forget about those doorbells. The one in the middle stole my heart. I bet you are thinking who really cares about how your doorbell looks? Well I do if that counts for anything.

And now let's look at some floors. I am a sucker for dark wood floors. They may require you to clean them everyday because dirt is more noticeable, but it is worth the work to me.

I like all of these in the right column. Not sure how dark I would want my floors though since I don't want them to end up looking black.

And of course the middle one got me. I'm not sure whether I like the big boards or the small yet. I guess whichever one is the cheapest will float my boat.

Are you starting to see what kind of taste I have? I'm slowly getting there, but the one thing I do know is that I love me some dark floors! I feel as if they make the walls pop and everything else pops with it as long as you are paring it with the right things. 

At least looking now will help me decide what I want in my house whether it be new construction or an older home. Right now I'm looking at older homes because I want to make it my own.