A couple of weeks ago, I went over what I thought were the top five house projects of the past year. They all had to do with bringing in color and creating more function out of our cozy spaces. For 2017, we plan on doing absolutely nothing.
HAHAHAHA, yeah right.
Here’s a list of the top five projects I am planning for 2017 and each is rated on a scale of 0 to 5, 0 being the littlest chance of this project actually getting done and 5 being the highest chance. Starting in January, over the course of several weeks, I’ll detail the reason for each project and share design ideas too.
The outdoor Boss Bar is now open for business.
“Nothing so benefits a man’s physical disposition as the regular consumption of vegetables. Nothing so benefits his mental disposition as the growing of them.” -Samuel Johnson
As a child, I thought vegetables were dumb, gross, or best served smothered in Hidden Valley Ranch™. Then I grew up and came to realize that vegetables are not dumb or gross and only occasionally best served smothered in Hidden Valley Ranch™. Except mushrooms. Mushrooms will always be gross and dumb because they taste like dirt, feel like an old sponge, and are somehow neither plant nor animal. Pick a side, mushrooms.
Remember just last month when I was tinkering in the office and talked about styling the white end table? I figured out what to do with the inside of it, but was looking for a dramatic lamp, something that catches your eye, either in shape, size or design. I wanted vintage items since this room is full of Ikea and Target purchases. I also wanted something metallic to both draw the eye and help bounce light around and wanted something white to make that one white item in the room – that end table – seem intentional.
Look at this door! Isn’t it flippin’ fantastic???!!! Well, the door itself is nothing special but that color, man, that color! You know what that color does? I’ll tell you what it does. It sparks joy. I don’t mean to get all Marie Kondo on you, but when I look at that door now, I feel joyful.
It didn’t start out that way. When we bought the house, the front door was a perfectly nice, calming blue. It was the basic bitch of blues. Perhaps I’m being a bit rude to that blue, and I don’t mean to, but what a snoozefest that color was.