The same goes for our household. Winter is when we hibernate, cook food all day in the crock pot and watch lots of television. Now that the weather is starting to seem on the up-swing it's time to start "construction season". We have a LONG list of projects and I'm just hoping that a few get done before next winter.
We purchased our home in February 2012. We moved in 1 week after I found out I was pregnant. Needless to say, not a lot was done in the last year to the house. We didn't have time. I didn't have the energy. It just didn't happen.
So now we are at the start of the 2013 construction season and have a list twice as long as it should be to make up for last year.
Some of the projects in mind:
1) Backyard Bush Boarder
Say that 10 times fast. Steven & I looked into fencing in our backyard last summer. We made a mistake and called the most expensive company in the area. They came out, drew us up a map and priced out the fencing. We about shit ourselves. Not gonna happen anytime soon.
I am not even all that big of a fan of fencing. I don't really like the look (unless it's that beautiful wood privacy fencing...or cute white picket fencing) so I'm just hoping to get a boarder of bushes planted along our back property line to give us some sense of privacy from the road behind us.
This is what I'd LOVE:
This may actually serve better as a late-fall/early-winter project since it doesn't require any outdoor action (except I'd rather not paint the walls unless we can have the windows open).
We have not touched our basement at ALL since moving into our home. We really don't utilize it, but we plan to once M.D. is big enough to cruise around. The floor is carpeted in the basement which will be great for playtime.
I want to first of all repaint the T.V. room. Then I want to switch around function and create a play-nook in the T.V. room for M.D. There's a perfect little nook already carved out in the room that we currently have our "office space" in. I'd love to move the "office" to one of the spare bedrooms and then put M.D.'s larger toys and activity items in the play nook.
Here's a pic of the space I'm talking about. Ignore the furniture...this picture is from when the house was listed (previous owner set-up).
*Also notice why painting this room is a MUST. Gloss paint!? C'mon people!*
If you have a significant other who works in the labor industry then you will appreciate how much I want this upgrade to the house. Our current set-up is that the coat closet is located in our foyer (split level home), so when Steven gets home from work he walks into the foyer and takes off his work boots, work coat, work hat/gloves/etc. there. This means that our foyer needs to be swept daily (it's not...but it should be). I'd like to have a sort of mudroom set up in the garge (yes, we have the perfect space for it!) so that BOTH of us could store coats/hats/boots/etc in the garage. This will free up more space in the coat closet for the next project on the list...
I've seen this project a LOT on Pinterest, but also have seen it accomplished in real life so I think it is totally do-able.
It's boring to describe, so I'll just show you some pictures of what I want done :)
<-------This is what I WANT!!
Now how much more functional is this?!
A spot to sit when putting on shoes (especially handy for little M.D.), hang coats that are frequently used (but not work coats...which are in the garage!) And store other items such as purse/backpack/mail/etc.
So..if any of you know how to or are willing to help in accomplishing any of the above tasks...let me know :)
In Other News...
"Mama" yet...and knows how to clap his hands.
He had a visit from Grandpa John E this past weekend and they had lots of fun together!