Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 Home Goals Update

This year is flying by.  I can't believe that we are halfway through 2013 already.  While I was away from the blog and my house for 3 weeks, I thought I should update my home goals list that I posted in January.

Goal #1 Finish the Kitchen - 100% Complete

We still need to add an utensil organizer in a drawer and a pull out system for our garbage and recycling cans.  Decor wise it is technically finished.  I always want to change things up so I may add some more colors to the room.  We will see though.

To Do:

  • Add utensil organizer
  • Add pull out system for garbage

Goal #2 Finish the Office/ Craft Room - 100% Complete

I am still collecting globes (I want 4 more) and I want to add a couple instruments to my "music section".  The closet in this room that I turned into a Hall/Linen closet needs to be organized slightly and I have some labeling to do in there.  Other than that the room is done.

To Do:

  • Organize Closet
  • Do labeling in Closet
  • Finish accessorizing

Goal #3 Finish the Living Room/Dining Room - 60% Complete

Here is the living room a couple weeks ago before we moved the furniture back in.  It is however, more than halfway done now. 

  • Rip up green carpet
  • Paint floors
  • Change light fixture
  • Add picture ledges on one wall
  • Add shelves on stripe wall
  • Hang curtain rods
  • Paint TV Stand
  • Paint bookcase
To Do:
  • Buy new couch and ottomans
  • Hang curtains
  • Finish TV Stand
  • Add Rugs
  • Add doors to Expedit
  • Make pillows
  • Finish accessorizing
Goal #4 Finish Entry Way - 100% Complete

To Do: Nothing

Goal #5 Hallway - 100% Complete

To Do: Nothing

Goal #6 Hall Closet - 80% Done

I turned this closet into a "laundry only" closet.  All the toiletries have been moved into the office closet.

To Do:
  • Paint laundry baskets
  • Cover ironing board with a different fabric  

Goal #7 Paint Exterior of House - 10% Complete

If you read my blog, you know that we attempted to paint our house and failed miserably.  You can read more about it here.  We are planning to replace the siding on the front and add a deck next month.

To Do:

  • Build deck
  • Replace siding 
  • Paint new siding Gray

Goal #8 Start Bathroom - 1% Complete

If you go back to my original 2013 Home Goals, it does say start the bathroom which I have.  So I guess I did accomplish that.  I have only removed the wallpaper on 90 percent of one wall.  You can see above that I was testing out chalkboard paint for in here.  I ultimately decided against it.  The original post mentions at least replacing the sink and taking out the glass doors.  I haven't got to those things yet.  I am way ahead of schedule on the projects so I may be able to get to those things.

To Do:
  • Finish removing wallpaper
  • Paint ceiling and walls
  • Add board and batten to walls
  • Replace floor
  • Take shower doors off and replace with shower curtain
  • Replace sink
  • Take out above the toilet cabinetry for floating shelves
  • Replace mirror
  • Replace vanity light and overhead light
I am really pleased with how much I have got done.  I have 5 months to finish the living room/dining room, make some progress in the bathroom and replace the siding on the front of the house.  I hope that I can do it.  

Can you believe I got most of my goals completed already?  Did you set home goals and how is your list going? 


  1. Fantastic job!! I found you via Live Laugh Linky and I am so glad I did. New follower. Can't wait to see more!

  2. Wow! You are making big changes in so many rooms. I like your idea of lists for each area. I usually work on one at a time.

  3. Hi Lauren! Wow! You sure have gotten a lot accomplished! Such a unique style! You should be able to finish everything before the holidays! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  4. I can't wait to see what you will do with the bathroom. I love all the black and white with pops of red that you use.

  5. I love love love your entrance and well every room (well maybe not your bathroom yet :) but your taste is so cool, I can't wait to see more! :) Michelle

  6. Hi there! Saw you on Get Schooled Saturday and recognized your entryway. Apparently I'd seen it when you first posted it. So I clicked on this post and BAM! I'm hooked! Your kitchen!!! OMG! It's to die for!!! and that office/craft room? It's ME! OK, so let's be honest's the name of your blog that had me first. I do love me a good pun! 'Cuse me, now, while I look for the spot to subscribe to your blog! Dona

  7. That's a lot of job you've done! I love your house! Black/white/red theme is terrific!

  8. I love love love your entrance!!!

  9. Your house is so cool and that entry is FAB!!

    Stephanie @

  10. You're so ambitious! And your style is SO MUCH FUN! Love my visits here!

    XO, Aimee

  11. The year is moving along so very fast - you have accomplished a lot in your home - I know the floor took quite some time! Love it! Looking good! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. Lauren,

    I would say that you have quite a LOT done for your list of goals...great job!


  13. Wow those are some big changes. You are really making the place your own. Congrats on getting so much done!