Welcome to the new year! This is the time of year I get the most anxious to turn my house upside down. Starting fresh and all that.
Over the holidays I started to despise my laundry/mud room. It got out of control unorganized and was just not functional for our needs.
So much more functional, and it now stands beside the other Ikea wardrobe I have.
One contains all things crafts and sewing, the other contains my kids art stuff and husbands medical/work supplies. Feels good to fill this space and minimize at the same time.
This room is big, but it's not insulated ( summer project hopefully ) so it needed a big fat rug. Finally my favorite jute rug from rugsusa went on sale to a ridiculous price, this is a 5x8 and I think I paid $52. Its the same one I have in my entry. I highly recommend it. It DOES collect quite a bit of dirt, so you have to stay on top of vacuuming it and mopping underneath.
and my latest Goodwill find, this lil stool for $4. My daughter uses it in her play kitchen, cant decide if I want to recover it or not.
My goal for 2013 is to stay with my gut instinct on decor decisions, and plan out purchases before buying, no more on whim crap.
A table lamp for my daughters room..budget $30 or less. ( hers busted )
A nightstand ( or 2 ) for our bedroom..budget $100 or less ( sold the others )
Blinds for my daughters room..$100 via overstock for both. ( yikes, but they're blackout, so worth it )