Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Craftsman Home Goals

Well, in a nutshell, our goal is for 2012 to be the year we got completely DONE with the big stuff. The projects for a 1920 Craftsman are never ending, but here's my shortlist:

  1. Finish the our defense, we didn't start the kitchen until Christmas Eve, but I'm still ready to be done with it! We moved into this (sorry for the picture quality):
And here's where we are now:

Cabinets and counter tops are in, but we still need to stain the cabinets, install the hardware, and replace the floor. Oh, and this pic is my husband with a slighty wet coffee grounds mishap on Christmas Day. And the stuff on the floor behind him is courtesy of our toddler. Just trying to keep it real :)

I really want it to look like the kitchen I found on Pinterest:

2. Stop using our dining room table as a catch-all/ dumping ground. Keep it looking like this all the time:

3. Plant a garden again. We used to at least plant a small herb garden, but that's fallen by the wayside in the past few years. I want our children to grow up with a love of gardening, so this year, we're at least going to grow a few varieties of lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

4. Last one- Start REALLY living here. My husband is military and for the last 2 years, we've been told to expect new orders any day. Expecting to sell, we've tailored our renovations to what will help sell the house, not what we personally want. There are no personal pictures out and the knickknacks from our last home are packed away in the basement. This is the year that it stops and we actually start living in our own home.

Linking with The Nester!


  1. Visiting from The Nester's link party. your kitchen already looks so much better. I can't imagine doing a kitchen reno. With our toddler around. We are in our forever home (hopefully) now, but our last three homes were temporary and I always felt so much more at home when we put our things out. Hope the same is true for you.

  2. Thank you for the kind words, Heidi! Would love if you could share pics of your home. So excited for you to be in your permanent spot!

  3. Popping over from Nester's! I like your last goal! I know it must be hard to be on edge ~ are we moving ~ are we not moving??? I think that would drive me crazy! So I agree! You should really start living in it and enjoying it while you're there! :D