I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like my mind is just bursting with ideas, yet totally scattered at the same time. Lots of items on the to-do list, and lots of ideas thrown in for good measure. And many times my house reflects that very concept.
Here are few things that we’re working on around here, and some other goodies that have caught my eye.
For starters, my list of 2014 goals is growing. Our basement is a walk-out, which I love and it was a huge selling point when we bought our house. That said, I don’t know what brain child thought it would be a good idea to have very light beige carpet as the first thing you step on when coming inside. Bad idea.
In my desperation, I put an office mat down in front of the door (since rugs just get caught when you open the door) to tame any dirt that may come traipsing inside. This photo doesn’t even do it justice.
lost my mind over the holidays allowed my teen son to have 20+ kids over for a Christmas party, it got worse.
There we go – now let’s just lay it all out there, shall we? The dirt line. Again, I seriously have to question who thought such light carpet would be a good idea – not only by the door, but in the basement, period. It shows everything. Fortunately, I have a carpet cleaner guy who is a miracle worker.
In an effort to clean this area up for good, we’re going to lay tile down here so that the mud zone is easier to maintain. We lucked out, in that there was leftover tile in our storage room, and we’ll have enough to make a bit of a landing area.
We laid it all out to see if it would work, and I think we’re in luck!
We told the kids not to walk on the tile, so they don’t break anything.
They’re such great listeners.
I think I need to investigate another couple of dependents for our tax returns this year, because apparently a couple of individuals named “Not Me” and “I Don’t Know” live here and are the culprits when anything gets broken.
(This is why we can’t have nice things.)
I’m also working on my teen son’s room, which is akin to brushing your teeth and eating a box of Oreos at the same time.
Here it is before I got to work (and after I emptied it out with the help of a shovel).
If it were up to him, it would be painted as dark as possible, making it a complete cave and even more difficult for him to get up in the mornings.
I think he has something like this in mind:
Or a color like this (which I really kind of love in this context), but his room is already low on natural light, and this would only feed his desire for a Batcave.
We settled on “Thunder” by Benjamin Moore.
Although they’re not orange, these smart storage items caught my eye as well. Blue and gray are a good combo too you know…