Setting home goals is an exercise I practice every 3-4 months to keep my home projects moving and on track!
I’ve been meaning to get this goal post done for a month now, but between virtual school, kids being sick and just life known as January, it’s taken me a month! This is why I changed my plan to revisit my goals to once every 4 months. 🤪 This way if I’m a month behind, I’ve still got 3 months to get it done!
I used to set goals once a year, but by the end of the year I’d forgotten them. With any goal in your life, it’s important to revisit them throughout the year. And this is how I make myself do that!
HOW I DID ON MY HOME GOALS FOR 2021
If you want to see all that we accomplished with the house last year, then check out this Two Years: Before and After Home Tour. It’s easy to feel like we didn’t accomplish much in the span of 12 months, but when you put it all together in one post, it’s a lot more than I realize!
And you can see all of the original home goal posts here:
These were a few highlights from the year:
- Our Brick House Exterior Makeover (White Trim & Black Shutters)
- Blue & Green Traditional Powder Room Reveal
- How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home
- 7 Ways to Refresh a Kitchen (& My Kitchen Makeover Reveal!)
- Adding a New Stair Runner
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MY HOME GOALS FOR 2022, PART 1
I’d learned from the previous year that having big goals during the holidays doesn’t work well for me. I’m too busy with holiday stuff to work on my house. So, I set the bar really low!
My goals for the end of 2021 were to come up with plans for the dining room, butler’s pantry and laundry room. I didn’t have to do anything but come up with plans, and I did!
1. Complete the Dining Room Makeover
I shared the bulk of the plans for the dining room in my dining room design plan post. Plus some peeks at the other two spaces as well.
SOURCES: Gingham Curtains | Scalamandre Raphael Green Wallpaper | Wicker Lamps | Pleated Lamp Shades | Ornate Brass Mirror | 8-Light Brass Chandelier | Pear Plate | Block Print Fabric | Jute Rug | End Chair | Trim Paint Color: Farrow & Ball Card Room Green
I’ve since changed a couple of things from the original plan, like the wallpaper and paint color. But they are still in the same green family, and everything else is pretty much the same!
The original trim color was going to be Carolina Gull (BM), but I thought it would be too dark. So, I took it a step down and chose Oyster Bay (SW). Oyster Bay (SW) is very similar to Misted Green (BM), which is the step down from Carolina Gull. Anyway, it all is going to look so good!
Then the wallpaper is a toile wallpaper I chose. It still pulls the same greens as the original wallpaper I picked, but less dark and modern.
I’m currently in the middle of the makeover and owe you a little update.
This is how the room looked last fall:
And this is how the dining room room looks today!
The brass mirror is installed and I’ve finished painting all of the trim. Now it’s time for wallpaper! I’m trying to decide if I need to cover the gray paint first so that it won’t show if there’s a gap between the wallpaper seams.
I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I can paint stripes wherever the seams will be and call it a day!
Still Left to Do to Complete the Dining Room Makeover:
- Hang Wallpaper (I have it.)
Hang Large Brass Mirror Sconces(got antique brass candelabras for the wall next to the china cabinet)
- New Light Fixture (ordered, but on backorder)
- Add Trim Tape to the Drapes (ordered)
- Hang the Curtain Rods and Drapes (I have them.)
- Paint the outlet covers
- Replace the Seat Covers (Fabric is on order)
- Order New Rug
- Order new lamps/lamp shades
I’m waiting on my budget to catch up to order the rug and the lamps I really want. 😜
But hopefully I’ll get it all done before April!
2. Start on the Butler’s Pantry Makeover
It’s such a tiny little pass-through next to the dining room, that it seems silly to even make a big deal out of a “makeover” in there. But I’m doing several steps, so I’m hoping to get it finished close to April.
I need to:
- Replace the countertop – hopefully with marble
- Paint the cabinets a pretty blue color (Benjamin Moore’s Little Falls)
- Hang the wallpaper (I already have it.)
- Replace a broken glass pane in a cabinet door
It’s such a tiny countertop, but I’ve never replaced one before, so I don’t even know where to start or who to call. I guess I’ll need to ask around locally to find someone who will do that.
And the glass should be easy to get replaced. I just need to call the glass company.
3. Prep for the Laundry Room Makeover
I don’t think I’ll get to this makeover just yet, but I can start buying decor for the makeover, ordering supplies for DIY projects and plotting my first move.
I would love to do a full gut job and renovation in there, but for phase 1, I’m going to put some lipstick on it.
I have some DIY ideas for the floor and countertops. And I know which light I want to place in there. But other than that, I’ve not nailed down much! I hope to make a more concrete plan before the end of April.
Wish me luck!
Once these rooms are done, I’ll be ready to tackle some of our bedrooms. So, I’m excited to see how many makeovers I can get done this year!
I’m not a fast maker-overer. It’s been two years since we moved into our home and I’ve been slowly but surely working on each space, one-at-a-time. It’s definitely slower than I see others on social media. But I am a one-woman show, on a budget with time constraints.
But I like going slowly. It gives me time to live with spaces for a while before I change them and that’s been invaluable for me. I don’t think I would be doing what I’m doing in the dining room – at all – if I had jumped into a makeover right when we moved in. So, I’m grateful for my time and financial limitations that make me slow down!
What are some of your home goals this year?? What do you plan to accomplish? Share them in the comments below!