I always have several projects and plans swirling around my head and I am hoping to get to several of them in 2017 while some may remain on my wish list. A few of them are bigger projects and others are just fun small-scale projects that I hope to complete.
I will start with a few of the smaller projects that I would like to tackle this year. The first of which is in our master bedroom. We have a beautiful fireplace in the sitting room of our master bedroom which you can see here. I love the fireplace but want to make some minor changes to it and I saw this image and knew that I wanted to do something very similar.
I found this at Blesser House. If you haven’t checked her out already, you need to do so now. She has so many great ideas and right now I am swooning over the ship lap above the fireplace. I am hoping to do something similar to this soon. I will keep you posted once we get started on it!
Another smaller project that is underway at the moment is a faux fireplace/mantle. This is something my youngest wanted for his room. He is already dreaming of his first apartment in NYC! So why not let him design the room he wants here at home first. He has a tall chest of drawers that he doesn’t use so a faux Fireplace/mantle will replace it soon. Here are a few that we saw and drew inspiration from.
I think this one from Petite Party Studio is fabulous. I like the herringbone insert.
I like the wood plank wall paper on this one by Kate’s Creative Space. My son likes the look of the wood insert. I was thinking where the insert is, we could paint it using black chalkboard paint and he could switch it out as he pleases. We haven’t made a final decision on it yet.
Project Plans and Wish List for 2017
One of the larger projects we are thinking of doing this year is replacing all the carpeting upstairs with hardwoods like the kind we installed on our main level a few years ago.
I would like to continue this hardwood flooring upstairs. It is 5 inches wide, Hickory Hardwood by Shaw. I am hoping to do this later in the year as well as changing out our stair railing with something like this…
I really, really want to change out our stair railing for one of these options above. I like the horizontal bars best but would settle for any of the others! This may be one of the projects that might have to remain on my wish list for a while! I like the look of the iron railing and think it is time for a change though.
So there you have it, my wish list both big and small for 2017. Yes, I have many more projects floating around in my mind but these are just a few I thought I would share with you!
Until Next Time,