Tuesday, August 25, 2009

wish list top 10.

We haven't done much to the house that's blogworthy, but we DO have a mighty-fine list of things to do and things on our wish list.

1. Blinds and drapes for the living room & dining room. I hate, repeat HATE, these bamboo panels. (I know they're expensive...I write them for a living!!!) But it's just the farthest thing from our taste. I can't wait to get them off of our windows and have nice blinds and some pretty curtains on either sides of these big windows.
boooo bamboo panels!
2. Bedroom furniture. I have resisted taking pictures of our bedroom because it is SUCH a sad room at the moment. We don't even have our nice comforter set on because it's been so hot. So basically our room has blank walls, mismatched dressers and night stands, just our bed without a frame, white sheets and down comforter, and that's about it. So sad! I'm really wanting furniture to make it feel more like home AND so I'll know where to hang pictures! I'd also like a sitting area (since our room is big enough) so I'll have a place to read my books and my Bible.
maybe this chaise for the sitting area?
can't you see a cozy little table & floor lamp for reading?
3. Guest bedroom furniture. I'd really like an upholstered headboard like this:
4. Umbrella for the patio. I built the patio table all by myself, so now all we need is a coordinating umbrella. Like this one?
5. Note: This is on RYAN'S wishlist... not my own. Just to clarify. He wants a bigger TV for our living room so that we can move the 40" one to our bedroom. I say we have a lot higher priorities at the moment.
6. Dining room table that seats more than 4. We haven't used this table once since we've been in the house. Most of our guests eat in the breakfast nook since it holds 6 people. I'd really like at least a 6-seater for our dining room furniture. And of course a matching buffet/hutch wouldn't hurt either.
7. Paint. I don't know what room to paint yet, but I know that I'm already bored of the off-white walls in every room. Maybe we could paint a guest room? Or our room/bathroom? We will see.

8. Garage organization. Right now our 2-car garage only holds my car and a bunch of junk. We'll need to organize it once the weather cools off so we can fit both of our cars in there...It'll be especially important when it gets into the freezing months so that Ryan's care won't ice over.
9. New hardware and fixtures. Everything is brass. So we may just get a new doorknob every month until our house is updated!
10. An area rug. Not sure if it would go in the dining room or the living room, but that "great room" definitely needs some color on the floor.And there our current wish list. It keeps growing and growing!


Miss HoneyDew said...

Great list!! I love that rug! I am with you on the bedroom furniture, we NEED some too!

Stephani said...

All the things on your list make such a big difference so I understand why you want them so badly! I finally got all new bedroom furniture (after living in my house for 5 years:( last year and it is my favorite thing in the house!!

Katie said...

I love the area rug! My wish list has a lot of the same things, I would love a nice dining room table!

allie-mac-fallie said...

i enjoy the ideas and I like them all... well except maybe the tv idea ha! but whatever works for yall ha! Also, if it makes you feel any better... I have been in my house a little over a year and I am still searching for an area rug for the living room, I dont have any curtains hanging (yet), and the only rooms I have painted are the entry hall and the dining room and man, I will never paint again- just to warn you! ha! anyways love yah! and hope you have a good week!

down comforter said...

The bed looks gorgeous.

Will and Vanessa said...

Honey- get to Ikea! You can get some curtains for $60. I have them and they a great.

Also, pick a weekend and start painting. It will motivate you to start working on other areas of the house.

Taylor and Meagan Ethridge said...

Hey girl! I am sure you have already thought of this.. but you should try selling the bamboo blinds on craigs list since they seem in high demand and expensive.. you could maybe get some $ back for them. My husband and I sold a housefull of blinds on craigslist and youd be surprised what people will buy!