I decided that I would go big in January and choose the dining room. It's a room that we have done almost nothing to since moving into our home over 5 years ago. Actually, I think all we did was have it painted and remove the heavy, dusty, faded curtains.
The room is quite open which makes it a little awkward. There are two french doors opening onto the front hall, a swinging solid wood door opening on to the kitchen and two glass paned door opening onto the (unheated) sun porch -- not to mention the large radiator.
Since we rarely have dinner parties, the room is used mainly to house my growing cookbook collection (and boxes from holiday gifts, apparently.)
We do have a table -- an antique we picked up when we lived in Chicago, but the chairs... well, we'll get to that tomorrow.
So that's the before shots of my room for the month. I'll be back tomorrow or Monday with some photos of the specific areas that I want to focus on in this room. Since we've done little -- I'm thinking this just might be the most expensive and labor intensive room, so I thought I should start with it while I was all excited about the project.
What room are you going to tackle this month? Post photos and leave me a comment -- I'll link to your posts so we can all have a look and encourage one another.