2012 has been a busy busy year.  Looking back we completed so many projects, a lot of which were pretty big.  As our house is small we are running out of big projects (I’m sure I can come up with something! Love you babe!)  Here are a few things on my To Do List for 2013:
Living Room
New Sofa! 
While not a DIY this is a major element in our home like everyone elses.  It is important to make the right decision as we literally will be sitting on this for a while.  Our current sofa was a “get what you pay for” situation.  We bought a cheap couch that we thought would last us about 5 years & it’s been 6.  And as much as I am not a fan of microfiber… I am glad it was around for the first two years of the Little’s messy life! & have I mentioned a million times I hate brown!!! I went brown crazy when we moved in & I now want nothing to do with it. Gone!!!  Our next sofa will be a smart investment with classic lines.
In my dream world I will find something like this baby… If you know the source or have seen anything similar let me know please!  I have been looking for months.
Reupholster Chaise
This may be a DIY… We bought the matching chaise to the sofa (both cheap relatively speaking)  but the chaise doesn’t get nearly the use & is structurally in good shape.  (Plus it’s our Guest Bed…) I’m thinking either a tailored slipcover or a new re-upholstery job might just be my ticket out of browndom.  Maybe even a fun pattern…
Pinned Image
via Little Green Notebook
Or some play with decorative trim might be a nice change…
upholstered chair with greek key
via Tiger Lily’s
Bye Bye Chevron Drapes… Maybe
The whole reasoning behind painting them was so they would be inexpensive & easy to switch out when the trend died…. & I might be done.  Plus, I don’t want to be locked into the chevron pattern when looking for a potential print for the chaise.  We’ll see what inspirations strikes… maybe they’ll get a new color on top… or maybe a line is added at the points to create a herringbone effect… ok, now I’m just thinking out loud.
We live in a one bathroom (very small bathroom!!) house.  So it needs to be efficient when it comes to space.  I’m thinking the double shower curtain will be ideal for our space.  With two narrower panels we won’t have all of the curtain bunched up behind the toilet or taking up our only floor space on the opposite wall.  
design via Phoebe Howard 
There is a reason there are no exterior shots of our home on the blog.  And there is a reason why I am an INTERIOR designer.  I am horrible at landscaping.  Which is ironic (in a cruel way) because my father can just glance at a plant & it turns in to the secret garden.  
I’m not sure what the plans are quite yet… but we are in definite need of some curb appeal!  I’m thinking paint will be my friend outside too.
pale aqua front door with brass hardware/knocker
via The Life The Style 

These are just a few of the ideas that I am throwing around for the next year.  Of course there will be more & hopefully I’ll hunt down some more roadside relics or thrift items to save.  But most importantly, for the new year I am going to be true to myself.  I will try my best to do what I love & not fall prey to all the blog peer pressure.  If I love it.  I’m doing it.  That’s typically what you all respond best to as well 🙂
via Fre-Ya 

What do you all want to see next year?!?  Any project requests??


***Update 12/31/12***
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I have entered my blue mantel & need your help.  PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE!!
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