Our 2014 Home Goals

2014 Home Goals - Two Purple Couches

The start of a new year is always chock-full of possibilities. Losing weight, healthier eating, traveling to those places on your bucket list… those are all wonderful and exciting goals. And while I’m hoping a couple of those pan out for me in 2014, I’m also REALLY looking forward to making more progress on our house projects. Maybe moreso than losing 10lbs. Because I don’t think I’ll find the lasting satisfaction in a new pair of skinny jeans that I imagine I will in the big, BIG project I hope we can accomplish this year…

My Office.

But, I prefer to refer to it as the Liiiiiiiibrary (say it with a British accent).

And this year? Oh, I hope this is the year. Floor-to-ceiling shelving, coats of crisp white paint, a window seat, plenty of craft supply storage, and … a ladder! There must be a ladder. I am just shy of 5′ tall, so I’ll need help reaching those ceiling-high shelves.

(You can see some of what I’m envisioning on my Liiiiiiiibrary Pinterest board here, and in my Houzz ideabook here)


There are less-dramatic projects on the docket, too:

Like making our dining room a dining room instead of just a room with orange walls and pretty wainscoting.

Dining Room After

Like adding some lamps to our family room. Like getting a full-size rug for our entryway. Like painting our bedroom, and probably adding some furniture, and definitely adding some art and accents. Maybe re-staining the deck? Maybe adding another cedar veggie bed? Maybe adding storage/shelving to our garage?

Oh, I nearly forgot about all the organizing/re-organizing on my to-do list. In fact, this is going to be a big theme around here for the first part of the year. I’ll be re-tackling our kitchen pantry and “junk” drawer this month… maybe under the sink, too? I’m going to whip my linen closet into shape. And, the organizational project I dread most… finally devise a filing system for our bills, receipts, tax stuff, paperwork, etc. ::shudder:: I have been putting this off for a while. But I need to bite the bullet and do it.


I mean, Yay! It’s a new year full of exciting possibilities!

What are your home goals, or personal goals, for this year?

8 thoughts on “Our 2014 Home Goals

    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Hahaha, here’s hoping! This plan is entirely contingent on the cooperation of my husband and his extremely talented uncle. But, if worse comes to worst, there’s always IKEA!! I WILL have me some bookshelves this year!

      1. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

        You need to create the liiiiiiibrary if only to have an excuse to speak in a British accent whenever you’re in there. And with a ladder, too? This is such stuff as dreams are made on! (As a famous British playwright would say.)

        You can do it, Emily! And we’ll be here to cheer and your fabulous orange walls on!
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