I heard a saying the other day that how you ring in the New Year is how your year will go. Our New Year’s Eve was spent with our girls, attempting to watch a movie – apparently we weren’t the only people trying to stream a movie because we had to give up – and painting a feature wall in our dining room. I’ve got the ‘freshening up the house’ bug so I think that saying may be true for us!
Now that we’ve been living in our house for 2.5 years we’re (thankfully) past most of the big-deal renos and now it’s time to change some things up! I was really pushing for some pretty wallpaper in the dining room but my husband was having none of that. When he suggested painting, we picked a paint colour that day and got down to work. 3 coats later and some rearranging of the china hutch contents, I’m in love with our dining room again.
Next up: curtains for the living room – which is in the same open space as the dining room. I’m leaning towards the curtains below from Ikea since I think that the pattern is interesting but not over the top, and at $15 for the pair I don’t really think we can go wrong!
I’m also hoping to paint our powder room this weekend, and if I can convince my husband, do the girls bathroom upstairs a soft pink later on. Do you have any home-decorating plans for 2013?