2012 Home Goals – How did I measure up?


It’s hard to believe we’ve begun a(nother) new year isn’t it?  This time of year is always great for reflecting on accomplishments and looking forward to a fresh start for the months ahead.  One of the great things about blogging, is that I have a record of what I’ve done (around the house anyway).

So, let’s see how I measured up to the plans I set forth for 2012.  Here is a quick list of what I hoped to accomplish:

  • The stairs
  • Flooring (the family room!)
  • The family room fireplace
  • Jack and Jill bathroom makeover
  • Dining room update

I’m happy to report that I can actually check off some of these projects!  The stairs and the family room floor updates were knocked out just in the nick of time.  I’m still loving them, and really don’t mind the upkeep, since they look brand new with a quick clean-up.

Still loving the stairs too.

The family room fireplace is still a work in progress!  Lots of tweaking still taking place, and it’s one of those projects where you learn as you go.  My husband is half-tempted to tear it all down and start again, but I said NO!  We’ve come so far, and are so close to finishing.  We’ll see how it all comes out.  Suffice to say, I should have a parking spot at Lowe’s with my name on it, since I’ve lost track of the number of trips we’ve made to that place!

Here is a peek at how it looks…  We’ve actually made more progress, but you’ll just have to wait and see the finished product. 🙂

The kids’ Jack and Jill bathroom was also on my to-do list this year, and I’m happy to report that project is COMPLETE!  Sadly, my hypothesis that the hooks I installed would lead to fewer towels on the floor did not turn out to be true.  But, at least they’re easy to pick up and hang up!

And then there is the dining room.  Last year at this time, I had just taken down the wallpaper, and it looked like this:

Now, I’m on wall color number two, and have added bamboo shades, a rug, artwork and new banded drapes ala Etsy.  Here’s how it looks now.
So, did you achieve what you set out to do in 2012?  What do you have in the hopper for 2013?  I have some ideas – will be sharing soon!

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Thrifty Decor Chick – January Before & After Party


  • Reply
    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    January 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Jenny, I love the changes you've made to your house. Your dining room especially has had quite the transformation this year with the removal of the wallpaper! What a difference and I love what you've chosen, and your color palette, throughout your house!

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    January 3, 2013 at 2:15 am

    You were one busy lady last year! I can't believe all the progress you made in 12 months time. BTW, I love your new blog design. The colors are awesome. Hope you and your family had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let's try to meet up in 2013!!

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    Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    January 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    You have accomplished so much! The fireplace is looking fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do this year. I love the blog update and colors! Happy New year.

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    Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors
    January 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Great job! I am happy to have found you via Thrifty Decor Chick. Where did you find the rug in your Jack-and-Jill bath? I LOVE it!!

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    April Hoff
    January 8, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Wow! You have a beautiful home! Love your colors and taste! Newest follower!
    – April Hoff

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