2011 vs. 2012: Game On!

Two posts in two days. Crazy, right? I'm really trying to Be a Better Blogger this year. I've added it to one of the four 2012 Goals lists I have (Yes...you read that right: Personal. House. Family. Creative Professional. I'll probably have another list to add by the end of this post).

I've updated our 2012 House Goals here on the blog. Let's take a closer look at what I hoped to accomplish in 2011:
Master Bedroom {paint, bedding, recover headboard}
Not bad! I accomplished all of this in 2011. I still want to redo the chair in our room and need to hang some artwork on the walls...but, it's almost complete! Score 1 for me.

Master Bathroom {paint}

Totally haven't made any progress on this. Well, almost none. Mr. VB painted the vanity. That's it. We still have to update the vanity counter and sinks, update the mirror and get rid of the hideous carpet around the tub.

Finish the Stairs {paint}
This project takes the #1 spot on the Pain in the Ass Project List. You have one of those right? We weren't happy with this when we painted it back in 2010. They look the same today. Only dirtier.

Laundry Room {paint and decorating}
Mr. VB did a great job painting this last year. He even reused the original paint we bought for our bedroom. Technically, I do have it sort of decorated. But, I want baskets. Mr. VB is resistant to baskets. Kind of like the way my dog acts when I take the vacuum cleaner out. Running away at the mere sight. I'm working on that...which is why I'm keeping this on the list.

Kitchen Pantry {paint and organizing}Probably #2 on the Pain in the Ass Project List. I've organized it. But, I want it to look like this one from House of Smiths. Obviously, I'm going to need Mr. VB to be embracing the Basket Revolution to scratch this off the list. I'll get to this after the Laundry Room reno.
Front Door {paint and add numbers}
So, we've got the front door painted. Bright red as a matter of fact. Just need to get some numbers on it!

We have our work cut out for each other. But, with dedication, fun and surprises along the way, I have a feeling 2012 will be a great year!


  1. I want to paint my front door soooo bad, well, I really just want a new one, but know the DIY and cheaper route would be just to paint it...but it seems like such a pain...

  2. Im telling u 2012 is THE year i just know it :) its goin to be good for everyone i hope! Our year so far has been good and i hope it just keeps on getting better! Cant wait to see the front door! And i TOTALLY want a pantry just like that! I have way to many lists to put in a blog lol... and yes i totally have a pain in the ass project list which is made up of mostly things i want to finsih/make for the kids...