Now that we’ve successfully tackled the half bath, I’m thinking that it’s high time we put the finishing touches on a few other rooms around here…
Up next on our project lists:
1. The dining room.
It’s kind of bland and boring. We don’t really have much hung on the walls, and we’re trying to figure out if we need any additional dining room furniture. I mean, we love our table and our gun-rack-turned shelving unit, but I can’t help but think we could use a little something else in here. A buffet maybe? Or a little corner cabinet? Curtains would probably also be swell, as would framing & hanging some artwork. Or plates? Maybe I will hang plates in here.
I kind of love this buffet from Dining Rooms Direct.
2. The full bath.
The (lack of a) shower curtain is annoying me. I need an extra long shower curtain, and I need it to not cost a ton. I’ve tried out a few colored or patterned options, but now I’m thinking that plain white might be the way to go. Like with ruffles or something? Cross your fingers that JT will let me get away with something so girly.
Maybe I can make my own version of Target’s ruffle curtain, but maybe with less ruffles?
3. The laundry room.
It’s a disaster. We started work on it – painted the floor & block walls and bought new washer/dryer – and then the water softener went out and took some of the paint on the floor with it. I’d love a nice double-wide laundry tub in here (especially since J needs the big sink for some of his homebrewing adventures and we always seem to be getting in each other’s way). Since the dryer currently vents to our 3 season porch, we’ll need to move the dryer vent, too. And I’m thinking that a seriously durable rubber floor might be our laundry room’s new BFF.
4. The living room.
I just think it needs some color. Like more throw pillows and curtains! We would also love a new couch, since our 2 love seat + futon combo doesn’t fit the space well and the futon is ridiculously uncomfortable. But we’re holding out on that for a little bit.
My desk is amazingly uncomfortable to sit at, so we’re going to remedy this with an awesome desk that we literally found on the side of the road (leading me to think that I am really turning into one of those people. whoever they are). Some curtains and color wouldn’t be too bad in here, either.
And that about wraps up my top 5 inside-the-house to dos (and keeps me accountable to accomplish something during my summer sabbatical!). Any thoughts/advice for me? What’s on your to-do list?