home resolutions 2012

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I’ve never been a fan of New Years resolutions for myself.
Mostly because I KNOW I’ll end up breaking them within the first month, if I even make it that far.
But, the thought of home resolutions, or things I’d like to finally get finished in our home, seems much more do-able.  I can count on my house having the self restraint to put down that cookie 😉
So, here is a list of my Home Resolutions for 2012
Dining Room

I don’t think you guys have seen a full picture of this room before.  I’m not in love, but I want to be.  The dining room set is my husband’s grandmothers.  6 years ago he refinished it and I made slipcovers.  I’m just still not feeling it, but I don’t want to get rid of it either.
  • Add picture frame moulding below the chair rail
  • Add crown molding
  • Paint ceiling
  • Switch out chandelier
  • Take hutch off the sideboard
  • New seating (add a bench, different head chairs, make new slipcovers???)
  • Add art
Some of my inspiration:

{via Pinterest via ??}

{via Pinterest via Cottage Living – Tia Zoldan??}

  • Add picture frame moulding up the stairs
  • Add to and update the gallery wall
  • And, if a dream can come true, ripping up the carpet
Here’s what’s inspiring me:
Master Bedroom

This is another room you’ve never seen.  I’ve not done anything to it because again, I’m not sure what to do with it.
  • Try to convince my husband to let me switch up his matchy, matchy bachelor furniture set.  Ugh… wish me luck
  • Re-paint in a gray tone
  • Add crown molding
  • Add interest to headboard wall (thinking more picture frame molding painted the same color as the wall)
  • Do something about the ugly ceiling fan lights
  • New art
  • Update bedding
  • Add in some stinking accessories already!
Some ideas from Pinterest I’d like to incorporate:

{via Pinterest via Abode Love??}

Izzy’s Room

This used to be a guest room until I over flowed it with well… junk.  A few days after I took those pictures I dove in, and it’s currently on it’s way to being completed. I’m still working on getting all the finished touches together, and praying that the perfect nightstand becomes available for the perfect price on Craigslist 😉

  • Paint
  • Upholstered headboard
  • Reading nook
  • Drapes & bedding
  • Dresser & nightstand

I’m wanting to incorporate the look of these rooms, and the bright colors against white, into her room:
{via Pinterest via bhg}


So, here’s to getting it all done this year…

or at least started 😀

Anyone else going for home resolutions this year?


  1. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com Avatar

    That's an impressive list and lots of great inspiration! Can't wait to see what you do!

  2. Our Delightful Home Avatar

    Amazing inspiration.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. Lisa Scibilia Avatar

    A big list – but you can do it! My master bedroom is on my list too and I just do NOT know what to do with it. So you first and inspire me, kay? I have that first photo in my inspiration files too.
    Love the ideas for Izzy's room…..lots of white with big splashes of color. Do it now before she wants a say! 🙂
    Look forward to following along and seeing these projects unfold this year!

  4. Jacqueline Avatar

    I love your inspiration photos, I think upholster chairs at the end of the dining room table would look lovely and I do love the bench seating. I need to make my list I have allot to do in my home our master bedroom should be a priority.

  5. pam {simple details} Avatar

    Love your inspiration photos, reminds me a little of mine for my dining room update, can't wait to see what you come up with!

  6. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    YES!!! I *really* want you to get it all done because I want to *drool* over all of it! (c: Especially the dining room, your inspiration pics are fabulous!!!

  7. Tara {The Silver Lining} Avatar

    I think you've done the hardest part which is deciding on the looks you want and making the list. You have some amazing inspiration pictures!! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Based on the rest of your house, you have such a fabulous style!

  8. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    Awesome ideas! I really love the ideas for Izzy's room. The punches of bright pink make me happy!

  9. Kathryn Avatar

    Well, I for one would love to have your BEFORE pictures as my AFTER pictures! Your home is already gorgeous…I cannot even imagine what you'll do to make it even nicer!!

  10. Kim @ keller-creative Avatar

    My master bedroom is part of my home goals this year too. Best of luck with all of yours!

  11. Kassi at Truly Lovely Avatar

    Love that you shared this! I've got several ideas rolling already just from some of your pinned pictures! Like the slip covered dining room chairs!

  12. Sara Avatar

    I love the chevron stairs!

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