I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but our house was at a point where a room a year was more feasible. After over 5 years of work, I'm at a point where most of the major things are done (except for the kitchen) and I'm ready to attempt a year long project that has been in the back of my mind...
A Room A Month
(Note to self -- create pretty graphic.)
So here's where I'm coming from. . . Do you have little projects in each room that need attention? Chipped paint on the trim, prints that need to be hung, door handles that need to be tightened, small repairs, cosmetic changes? You know you do -- doesn't everyone? So what I'm proposing is not that you make a huge list of the hundreds of little projects, but rather tackle them one room at a time.
Are you in? If so, my challenge for you today is to make a list of rooms. Now, there are 12 months in a year, so I'm suggesting that you choose 12 rooms. Don't have 12 rooms? What about the front porch, back patio, garage, basement, hallway -- or split up a big room.
Here's my list:
- Master Bedroom
- Maddie's Room
- Dining Room
- Living/Family Room
- Sun Room
- Little Eating Room
- Powder Room
- Front Hall
Rather than choosing the order right now, I think I'll decided which room is up next as I go.
On the 1st, I'll be back with before photos of the room for January, along with a list of projects. I'm hyped right now, but fear the excitement will ebb. Perhaps some of you will join in and we can encourage each other!