Thursday, January 12, 2012

Making My To-Do List, Pt 1

It occurred to me this morning that just because I think of things to blog about that DOESN'T been that they have actually been blogged!!  And it's been over a week.  Not blogging can be a slippery slope of continuing to not blog.  It's time to actually write down some of the things swirling around in my head.

What I've been thinking about are all the projects, large and small, that I'd like to do around the Reslus Arms.  As I mentioned earlier, thinking and doing are not the same thing.  But if I make a list that is a start to the doing, right?  So here I go with some of the around the house projects I'd like to accomplish in 2012 (because it's January and we should all make these kinds of lists at the beginning of the year)

1. Organize the Linen Closet
via Martha Stewart, of course

Well, almost all the closets really, but the linen closet needs it the worst.  I need to purge a lot and better organize what I have.  I'll be honest through, no matter how hard I try I can't fold a fitted sheet to look as nice as Martha's.  It is definitely not a skill I have.  Next I'll need to hit up the coat closet, which has it's own set of problems. And I'd also like to tackle the office closet and my Lady closet but I don't want to get too head of my self.
2. Finish the Guest Room!
After the big switch in the house more than 6 months ago our tiny guest room has acted as a holding area for other rooms during the move, Christmas gifts & wrapping, my growing stockpile of knits that need to be blocked, etc.  Basically, it's currently functioning as a walk in closet for the rest of the house.  I'm determined to make it functional and beautiful before the next time we have houseguests (I think I have until March)  Thankfully, now I have a deadline I can now work towards.  Here's what I need to do:
  • repaint the room - it was dinged up a bit when we moved the office out.  That means actually selecting a paint and then painting it.  After looking at the swatches below for months I think I'm going to paint it my favorite white (Benjamin Moore's White Dove).  Is that a cop-out? Maybe.  But I also really like white and think it will make for a nice little guest room
1/12 indecision

  • Line the drapes and hang them - though I found them way back in September and I've purchased the rods AND I think I have enough lining material in my stash I still need to do the work
  • Make a headboard - I've been waffling about the style of the of the headboard mostly based on my patience and skill level.  Should I attempt what I really want, pushing the boundaries of what I know I can do myself

            or should I stick with something a little more manageable and still really pretty?

Source: via Aimee on Pinterest

  • repaint the bedside table, hang some art, find lamps,etc - finish up the room.  There are some big things to do in that little list but I'm getting tired of writing and I know you're getting tired of reading this.
I'll continue the list next time (and maybe even the next time! It's a long list)   In the meantime I'd love to hear your thoughts about which direction I should go with the headboard.  Help me make that decision! 


  1. Good luck with your list! A linen cupboard tip - if you have sheets with matching/co-ordinating pillow (think maybe called something else in US?) slip covers, fold the sheets inside these pillowcases. Keeps it tidy and all together. Neat eh!

  2. Seems we're thinking alike - I posted about writing a project list yesterday to stay motivated to get some things done.
    Having purchased a tufted bed this year, I love it! I don't know if I could tackle it as a diy though.

  3. I really love both of the headboard choices. WWe really need a padded headboard in the master too, I was thinking about tackling a tufted one - but I love the simplicity of the fabric/shape in the last picture. Now you have got me thinking...
    Thanks for your comments on my pollyanna post - I wish you lived close - I would love for us to go to lunch and then hit HomeGoods ; )

  4. Go with a more geometric shaped headboard (easier to upholster) but tackle the tufted look - you could probably more than manage would be a fun project.

  5. I say tufted...and create a tutorial for the rest of us while you're at it! ;)

  6. I vote tufted too!

    I just found you via the ravelry blog group and have subscribed :) Your blog is really cute and inspires me to post more often.. You're very right in saying that just because you've thought about a post, doesn't mean its there - how very true! Faye x

  7. My opinion is always the now thing to do so I can start enjoying and blessings...MW


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