I looked back and here is the original list:
3. Finish the laundry room by installing hooks and
5. Replace the rotten wood in our front garden. We originally thought of doing something more major out front but I've decided to pick our battles and just make it look pretty again.
6. Paint our front porch. The weather has taken its toll on the paint so some sanding and painting is definitely in order. The spindles also need replacing but I think that should be an easy enough job (for J) to do.
7. Let J have ONE MORE kick at the can with trying to grow grass in our backyard. He bought some fancy full shade seed so if we can beat the raccoon problem, grass MAY grow.
3. Have a baby.
So friends, I think we've done well so far! The garden is going to be taken care of this summer and will likely happen post-baby which is fine. In my state, I couldn't have helped anyways!
Anyhoo - I'd like to add something to the list. Once we added the stair project, I turned my mind pretty quickly to our vestibule. I know I've been talking about re-doing the vestibule for a while, but now seems like a pretty good time to get it done.
Here is a photo of it prior to painting:
We've since painted the walls white. That's about it. So what I'm thinking about now is TILE. We are not big fans of the existing tile. Sure, it does the job, but it could be so much more interesting!! I'm actually having a hard time finding inspiration, but here is a photo from my Pinterest:
Here is Brooklyn Limestone's vestibule - love the moulding (I could add some) and she kept her original tiles (you can see a bit of them)
With the stairs going black and white, we did think that adding some black and white to the vestibule would be nice. Not necessarily this vintage looking, but something like this. Or maybe all black?
So what do you guys think? Any ideas? Suggestions?
In other news, I won a great giveaway over at Cozy.Cottage.Cute and will be getting a $50 credit over at Royal Design Studio!!! My plan has been to stencil the upper portion of the vestibule walls (wallpaper might ruin my marriage - not worth it). Just an idea :-)
So there you have it - another project to add to the list. Am I crazy?!