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{2012} – In Review

Ya, so I know 2012 has barely began, but im going to do a post about a few of the main house projects I WANT TO DO in 2012, instead of going over the ones I did in 2011, im a rebel like that


These wont be in any particular order – I just need to get done what excites me most that day!!  I get bored easily…

First up on my list, which I actually think I am going to do tomorrow is my fireplace mantel.  I just want to chunk it up a little by adding some molding and painting it cream.  That should be easy.


Next, is my railing.  I HATE our railing.  Its so boring.  I have some ideas to chunk that up too, and my spindles for sure will be getting a coat of white paint.  But, it does make a good blanket dryer!


Then, my cabinets are calling my name!  I am just trying to decide on the perfect creamy white and then I will get to painting those – cant wait!  And I have figured out what I am doing with my island, so that will be getting another re-do too!!


But 1st, I need to paint my walls!  Oh ya!!  im thinking a nice soft gray, or maybe a cream, or maybe white….or maybe gray – I need to decide!  Every inspiration pic I see makes me change my mind!  I like the color on my walls now, but it needs to be painted anyways and I am just ready for a change. 

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Then, this dreaded spot in my house.  I HATE this spot more than anywhere else.  When we built this house, I had visions of kids doing homework here when I was cooking dinner and watching them browse the internet – ya right!!  It’s a big ol’ junk collector!  Its where everything without a home gets shoved, even the dog!!  Its not a good spot, and this is a pic on a good day!!  I have plans to build this into some sort of hutch – got lots of ideas floating around my noggin :)


Oh, and then theres this crappy area.  I also had visions of the kids sitting down to put on their shoes then I kiss them on there foreheads while I pass them their lunches as they headed out the door to school – ummm, not happening!!  What world am I living in??!!  Im hoping to make this area a little more practical with some built-ins. 


And see this wall?  The one around the pantry door – it needs something.  I have an idea that will add a little old house charm…


And last, but not least is my pantry.  I have an awesomely huge pantry but I need to make it more awesome!!  I have a few ideas for that too.


And I think that’s it!!  At least these are the “for sure” ones that I want to get done, I can always think of a million projects! 



22 Responses to {2012} – In Review

  1. Diane Cayton-Hakey January 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Wishing you good luck with each of these projects, and that blue pantry door is da bomb!

  2. April @ The Painted Cupboard January 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    You for sure have some amazing projects going on! :)
    Your paint color / decision sounds like the one I am having….Pinterest is for sure to blame!! There are so many neat ideas and colors that I just can't decide :)Best of luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

  3. Whitney January 15, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Wow! What a To-Do List!

    Our homes are very similar! I love your gray walls, but understand needing a change up! We have several shades of gray in our house. We have a stone fireplace also, but we have a full mantel. My next step on our fireplace is to add molding above the mantel and built in shelving! Also, we ended up with iron spindles on our stair spindles, but I think white would look gorgeous with our beautiful floors! Look forward to your 2012 projects! Love your island light by the way.


  4. trolley castors January 15, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    This was an amazing project. I love the ideas of choosing light color.

  5. Patty Sumner January 15, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    First of all, I think everything looks wonderful, but I do understand wanting to change things up. Blessings on making 2012 the year of some amazing projects. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  6. Suzy-Q January 15, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    What a beautiful house you have! We have just put a contract on a house and I am itching to get my hands on it and make it my own. :-) Good news is, it already has a great start! Question for you…where did you get your dining room table? I love it!!

  7. Pine Tree Home January 15, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    We never can sit still, no? Just when I finish something, I get up and start something else. Looking forward to what you do with your mantel. I think it looks fab now, but I know you have something up your sleeve.

  8. B's Mommy January 15, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    Can't wait! Can't Wait! Can't wait!! Your pantry door is amazing!! You have a true talent. Looking forward to all your projects.

  9. janet January 15, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Good Luck with finishing all of your projects in 2012..I can't wait to see what ya come up with..I do though love that pantry door..That's a keeper..LOL..Have a great weekend..

  10. The Other Me Is Sane January 15, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    huh? you're going to re-do the re-do of your island that you just did? I thought I was bad! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Suggestion: the area right of your mudroom type bench…you might want to carry the trim all the way to the door and/or put cubbies there on the wall. Just a thought.

  11. Claire January 15, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    Love your ideas! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

  12. Heather January 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I love your home…especially the wood floor color…we are flipping a little 1940's bungalow and going to stain the wood floor that dark with all white trim. Love it!!!

  13. Vanilla Bean January 16, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Can't wait to see your 2012 updates! I love your pantry door, BTW!

  14. Kris January 16, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Love, love, love the pantry door!

    Can't wait to see what you do with it all. :)

  15. EMILEE January 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm #


  16. Lesha January 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I love your house already, I will be checking back with you to see your changes.

  17. Bliss January 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    First I have to say… awesome pantry door! Next, the "thorn-in-your-side-catch-all-spot-where-the-dog-lives-under" wall… is a great wall so can't wait to see what you come up with.


  18. Lisa January 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    so many great projects! I love the color of your walls in your living area. what color is that?

  19. Becky January 31, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    It wears me out just reading about all your re-do’s :) You have so much more ambition than I do. Great ideas and I’m sure you will accomplish all of your goals!

  20. Karen February 3, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    You have such a talent! I love love love your house and all of your projects are so inspiring! I would love to have your energy and the ability it takes to be able to see exactly what is needed that makes each project have that perfect look!! You do it so well… : ) PS Do You ever consult for other people or do any type of work such as that?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      thanks so much – your very sweet! And nope, i dont consult right now, too busy with my furniture biz :)

  21. Erica Hyatt November 4, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Hey Sausha,

    Do you remember what paint color is on the pantry door? Love it! Thinking it’s a duck egg blue with a glaze??


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