Thursday, January 3, 2013

Plans for 2013-The Living Room and Kitchen

So, for the most part we were able to finish our to-do list for both the living room and the kitchen in the three weeks before my accident. Now, all the really needs to be done is to add a few finishing touches, hang up pictures, curtains, find a rug for the living room etc. That being said here are a few ways to help give your favorite family spaces a face lift in 2013.

While I would love to be able to convince Mojo to build this for me, chances are slim in that happening. And I am far away from being a power tool goddess, so I'll most likely try and find something similar to it in my local thrift/consignment shops. But I have a half wall leading down to my basement in my living room that is screaming for something like this.

This will be going above the couch in my living room. I've been wanting to do this since we moved in and started painting. The plan is to knock this out this weekend.

Something similar to this will be going on the giant wall leading down to my basement. Probably with an epic quote of some sort above it. 

I have a few other odds and ends to add to the wall and rugs to buy (as mentioned before) but these are the main plans to complete the living room. For the kitchen I REALLY need to finally get around to installing a back splash in my kitchen. It may not happen in the month of January, but it's definitely going to happen some time this year. 

While this collection is probably more than I'm willing to do, the plan is to hunt thrift stores and consignment shops alike to find a fabulous collection of plates which will be hung on my kitchen walls. I love the dimension and character they add to a space.

Also, I need to get started on making a couple valence's for the windows in my kitchen. Nothing elaborate  since I'm not the greatest sewer. But something to help brighten up the windows a bit. 

As with the living room, there are other small things that I would like to accomplish to help to the room together-but these are the most significant.

My goal is to have these items checked off by the end of January/middle of February at the latest. Since both of the rooms are so close to being finished, I'm itching to knock out the last few things and show you how they turned out!

Do you have any fun plans to update your living spaces in 2013?



Natural-Nesters Sisters' said...

I love the stenciled wall look!!! Go for it!

Vanessa @ Our Thrifty Ideas said...

I love all of these, but that plate wall is super amazing!!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

so I was on a search for the perfect buffet/side table and ended up finding mine at Down East so you may want to check there too. I love the one in the picture. said...

I just want to say that as a fellow blogger, I love the layout of your blog and how you did the pictures along the side with your past posts. I can't wait to send you a guest post when I have something that fits your content:)