For years, I have been documenting these things here on the blog. Nearly two years ago, I ran through a list of home improvement desires including pull-out drawers, track lighting and curtains/window treatments. While those items are still on the wish list (the window treatments will be the next big home purchase!), I did manage to cross off steam cleaning the couch and hanging all of our photos and art. It was amazing how much those two things made a difference.
My sense of decor style has been evolving through this whole process. I brainstormed about color choices in the condo for years, after starting with a blank beige template and black and white furniture. Things went from blah beige ...
to bright yellow ...
to the current dark and stormy gray, which I love so hard it hurts.
With the walls freshened up and paintings all hung, at the end of this past summer, I went all-in and scoped out area rugs to "finish" the look. After submitting an order for a punch of yellow (I guess I loved that yellow wall more than I realized?) to enliven the floors, I was really disappointed with the rug that I had picked out when it arrived. It was way too thin -- not at all the plush rug I wanted under my feet while relaxing in my living room. Back to the store it went, and onwards my search continued.
Thankfully, I happened onto RugsUSA.com during Black Friday sale time, and grabbed up an unbelievable rug at an even more unbelievable price.
Rather than $800+, I picked up this rug for only around $200. For real! I just can't get over what an amazing deal it was. It's wool, huge and super plush. Best of all, it finally (finally) completes the room look I was going for.
While we still have window treatments to upgrade, in the mean time, I can sit on my couch and just relax for once. Sure, the dining room needs a rug of its own and the kitchen drawers need some serious organizer trays, but at least the living room is done!
What to-do's have been dragging down your home wishlist for way too long? What's holding you back from checking them off? Price? Time? Logistics?