Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Sunroom

Continuing the theme of goals for 2012, I am linking up with The Nester with my 2012 "Home Goals."    I did this last year, but my focus was on selling our house; so the goals weren't as applicable once that was off the table; plus, I mean, we had other stuff going on.  Like having a baby.

That said, I did not...
...introduce window treatments into my life
...complete any of my wall art projects
...invest in a nice rug or
...purchase a duvet cover I love

BUT, I did... create a "perfect" nursery for Sam

So the year wasn't a total bust!

This year, I've decided to focus on just ONE room - our sunroom.


This room was one of my favorite things about this house when we first bought it; and we spend the vast majority of our free-time at home in this room.  It is where we do 90% of our "entertaining" and have 99% of our good conversations with friends etc.  It is bright and warm and welcoming. Yet, it is one of the rooms I am least happy with from a design/decor perspective. 

Since we've been married, Jeff and I have NEVER bought a full-price piece of furniture for ourselves.  Luckily, my mom re-decorates A LOT - so we get a lot of hand-me-downs.  This works wonderfully most of the time, but for whatever reason, the sunroom has become kind-of a dumping ground for furniture we don't know what else to do with.  The result is a room that has never really felt put-together or "like" me.

2012 will be the year that changes...

In fact, I'm already off on the right foot.  For Christmas, Jeff gave me free reign to pick out fabric and finally get my favorite comfy (but hideous) chair and a half covered (that was a goal for last year that I was thisclose to finishing on time).  Talk about making a girl happy!

Here's the old dud (+ my stud and my girl):

And a little peak at the new (and very improved) version:
From Fabric.com
This has become kind-of my inspiration for the whole room.  We still don't plan to start dropping big bucks on furniture etc. any time soon, so I'll mostly be working with what we have or can get for a really good deal.  I'm also hoping to make a few things for the space - either by myself or with the help of unsuspecting friends and family members ;). 

Either way, I've got big plans to bring this room to life and make it fit in a little more with the rest of our cozy, but fresh and fun home. 

I will (of course) share the final product when we get there; but in the meantime, here are a few goodies I've picked up for the project recently...

On sale at RugsUSA.com

Christmas gift purchased from Cardboard Safari
So... that's my big home goal for 2012. What do you think?  Ideas? Suggestions?

What are your goals for your home this year?

P.S. I'll have Midweek Confessions up tomorrow morning - get ready!


  1. Fun! I'm new to your blog so missed the nursery update but LOVE it. Can't wait to see what you do in the sunroom :)

  2. Did you recover the couch by yourself!? HOW?! You must do a tutorial!! I have an ottoman chair to recover!

  3. I'm hoping to paint the kitchen this year. Fingers crossed. We've owned our home almost five years and so far we've painted just two rooms. Eek! We're like turtles when it comes to decorating.

  4. LOVE the fabric for the chair! Can't wait to see the final product!

  5. Oh I can't wait to see this! I love a good reno. Try Craigslist too; our house is home to more Craigslist finds than anything else!

  6. I picked you for a blog award since you are always so entertaining! More details at msdeyle.blogspot.com.

    Can't wait for Midweek Confessions...

  7. The nursery isso bright and cheerful. Love it! :)

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