As of Saturday, our house is no longer for sale. In mid December we were counting down the days. It has been a looooonng 6 months. I am relieved! You would think that I'd be disappointed that our house didn't sell. You would be wrong! Why? Because in 6 months of looking for a house, while our house was for sale, we couldn't find one in our area that would give us the space we needed. You would think that with all of the houses that are for sale right now, we'd be able to find one we liked. But, all of the houses in our area either had really small secondary bedrooms or they were 2 bedrooms short. I was pulling my hair out! I found some great houses that were too far out. They would have been ok for just Mr. Fanatic and I, but too far for where my daughters go to school and work. Had we found a house in the location we wanted, we would have dropped the price of our house for a quick sale.
So, I think we will stay in our home another few years until our daughters move out...
Which brings me to some home projects I've been dying to do, but couldn't, because the house was for sale!!!
Building tall bookcases to go on either side of the window in my youngest daughter's room is on the top of our new projects list. However, this project is going to have to wait for some warmer weather because cutting the wood for them entails being outside...
... so, new paint for the dining room is moving up on the list.
Painting the family room, foyer and kitchen a new color is on the short list, as well. I would LOVE to re-do the whole fireplace, mantel and building out the wall to the ceiling, but probably not anytime soon.
A project that I would love to do is to install a toe kick dust pan in the kitchen and in the master bath.
This is definitely a project that would make my life so much easier! Definitely not a glamorous project, but oh, so practical!
I would LOVE to replace the wire shelving in the linen closet in my Master Bath with some melamine shelving. This is another project that will have to wait until the weather is a little warmer.
I would also love to re do my kitchen pantry. Remember my temporary no cost pantry transformation?
This year I plan to do some more small projects--they include making:
slipcovers for the dining room chairs
slipcovers for the kitchen barstools
an upholstered headboard for Master Bedroom
an upholstered headboard for my oldest daughter
a pillow sham for my oldest daughter
The last two are going to depend on whether my daughter is living with us or gets the opportunity to move with her job to California. Did I mention she only turned 18 last June?
The above list is a good start.
I'm sure I will add a whole lot more to it.
There is more snow on the ground today and I'm not going anywhere, probably for at least 2 days. Hmmmm, what shall I work on?
Hope you had a wonderful weekend,