Goal #1 - The Mudroom
The wall paper has got to go. First and foremost, I am so over the border on the top. Second, the busy pattern is really doing nothing for this long and narrow space. I'm not sure why the builders thought that putting the laundry right by the side door and only having the width of the door for the room was a good idea. I am even more baffled as to how when we built this house (yes, we built it) my husband and I didn't notice on the plans just how narrow this would be. In our defense, we were coming from a townhouse...this seemed huge...at the time. But what's done is done. We have never been able to figure out another place for the washer and dryer...if we could that would be the best solution. So I will make lemons into lemonade. The mudroom seems to be the hub of my morning and afternoon schedule with my kids. I need this room to function better than it does. I have cork boards and white boards hanging, but it still isn't functioning to it's full potential. In 2011, I will try to remedy that, and hopefully make it look so much more visually appealing in the process.
Goal #2 - The downstairs bathroom
This bathroom has so much potential. When we finished the basement we put this bathroom in. I love all of the expensive stuff...the tile, the shower, the sink. What I don't love is those flesh colored walls (any maybe that mirror has to go too). What I want to do is hang a grasscloth wallpaper. It would add so much texture and make that bathroom feel absolutely luxurious.
Goal #3 - The window above the front door
Goal #4 - The new outdoor patio
I plan on treating this space like another room in our home. I want to do a seating area to the right of the stairs and a table and chairs nearer to the pool. The new Frontgate catalog came out and I found the perfect seating (perfect except for the price).
|Image from Frontgate
Those are my goals for 2011. I'm sure along the way I will tackle other projects I just haven't come up with yet. How about you? What do you have planned for 2011?