Hello friends! Happy 2020! We’ve got nothing but projects over here, and hopefully a few new design reveals to bring you in the coming days and weeks. What a way to start off the new year, right?!
In the meantime, Christy and I are spending our time daydreaming about the year to come and what we want to accomplish—both for our business and for ourselves. We’re each bringing you a list of our 2020 Project Resolutions, encompassing DIY projects, design makeovers, organizing how-to’s, and more. To kick us off, here are my 5 top goals for 2020:
1. Basement reno
Our basement is a mess. The finished half is lovely for a basement—we have a huge window sending plenty of natural light into the space, and a nice open floor plan. But the floors are tile! In this climate?! Listen, tile works great in a living space if you’re in the southwest or somewhere else warm, but the last thing I want to do is hang out in a tiled basement in DC in winter. The other problem is that the unfinished half is HUGE—a total waste of space. Right now, the laundry and HVAC systems live in there, along with a ton of storage for us—more than we need (or rather, more than I want us to need). As the project draws nearer, I’ll show you some of my design plans and ideas, and how I’m going to conquer the storage and organization problems involved.
2. Upstairs bathroom mini-reno
While planning everything for the basement space, I started thinking about making just a few tweaks to the upstairs bathroom…which of course has spiraled into a moderate size undertaking. The shower is in good condition (somewhat unfortunately, as the travertine situation is so not to my taste), but the shower door and sink are falling apart. These small changes lead to another and another, and suddenly we have a project on our hands.
3. Coffee table
One of the things I’ve been playing around with in my head is living room coffee tables. I’ve fallen in love with several different options that are all light wood, round, with an interesting base, so I’m going to attempt to construct one from scratch—all without using any complicated tools that require a real workshop.
4. Sofa table
I love an L-shape sofa—and what goes best with an L sofa? An L sofa table! I have a design in mind for one that will be simple and accessible for anyone relatively handy to construct.
Wish me luck!