Archives for December 2012

5 Tips to Get Started with Home Organization

5 Tips to Get Started with Home Organization

Home Organization

For many of us (including me!), getting better organized at home is going to be high on the list of our New Year’s goals for 2013.

Since getting started is often the hardest part of any home organization project, I put together a list of 5 Tips to Get Started with Organizing. You can find my five tips in my latest article over at The Decluttered Home (click to read the article!)

Happy organizing!

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

My 2012 Home Project Roundup
Happy almost end of 2012 to you all! What a year it has been! I thought I’d put together a little round up of some of the projects I worked on around our house in 2012. After looking through the entire year of blog posts, I am a bit SHOCKED by how much I was able to do this year. I guess I feel that way every year, but this year probably takes the cake for the most projects attempted. HAHA. I probably didn’t even include everything all in this post, but I tried to put in most of my favorites from the year.

The biggest project of 2012 (next to all the new hardwood floors) was my kitchen makeover. It was in process for over six months of this year. I shared many posts of the kitchen makeover along the way for readers to follow along with the process, but the final reveal (and the after of the pantry makeover, too!) will be coming up! I’m so excited to show you how it turned out!
My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Kids’ Bathroom Makeover

The kids’ bathroom makeover was actually in 2011 but the reveal wasn’t until 2012 so I think it deserves to be included in the project round up. I’ll allow it. Heheheh. I also shared a tutorial for the Tin Ceiling Tile Backsplash.

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Baskets hanging on wall

Some of my favorite projects are always the most simple updates around the house. I will have LOTS more of these kinds of projects in 2013 since we are winding up the big remodel type stuff (for the most part) and will be focusing more on simple updates that are quick and affordable (including decorating, homemaking and organization posts.)

Early in January (which is really only a few days away!) I will be sharing my yearly Home Dreams / Goals for 2013 and reflecting back on my goals for 2012 to see how I did! 

Meanwhile, here is a round up of many of the projects, improvements and progress we made around our house! Towards the end of 2012 we started to finish up a lot of projects, such as new wood floors, painting the kitchen and family room updates so in 2013, we’ll see more of the finished rooms as final details come together.

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Striped wall {completed end of 2011, featured in 2012}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Driftwood Curtain Rod 

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Lighten up back of bookcase with maps

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

5 Five Minute Gardens {Terrariums}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Pallet Garden Remix

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

My Home Office Makeover

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Kitchen Makeover Begins

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Spray Painting a Goodwill Find

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

 Staircase Makeover {New Wood Floors}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Freshened up white chairs

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Adding Visual Flow & Paint Colors Between Connecting Rooms

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

New Dish Cabinet {Excuse the Dirty Glass heheh}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Eclectic Gallery Wall

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Filling in Awkward Space Above Cabinets

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Updates to the new “Gathering/Living Room”

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Dining Room Makeover {Updates}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

New Subway Tile & Quartz in Kitchen {Makeover Progress}

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

DIY Peacock Wreath

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Front Door Makeover

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Embellish a Chandelier

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

New Sectional & Media Room Progress

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Adding Character with Plank Walls

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Fireplace Makeover

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

My 2012 Home Project Roundup

Hickory Hardwood Floors: Kitchen & Family Room Makeover

And, now I think I might need a few more days of vacation after reliving all that was accomplished in 2012. PHEW! HA HA! 

2012 was a wonderful year not only for getting house projects underway or finished, but for The Inspired Room too! The Inspired Room officially became The Inspired Room, LLC, I became a “Pinterest pinner” for Better Homes & Gardens, I was featured in a House Beautiful spread on color, I formed an exciting video partnership with Scripps Network (think HGTV!), helped Jack (the Goldendoodle) start his own blog, traveled this spring to NYC  and this fall to the Ballard Designs headquarters, was invited to be a part of Martha’s Circle (a group of blogs handpicked by Martha Stewart’s editors) and so many other exciting milestones and opportunities!

I’m so blessed to get to share my home, projects, thoughts and life with you here on this blog. Every day is really a dream come true for me. I’m very grateful. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement in 2012. I’m REALLY excited for 2013!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

shared with Rhoda’s Top Project 2012 Party! and Jen’s Tatertots & Jello  Favorite Project party!

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