I don’t really believe much in new year’s resolutions, but I believe very strongly in making lists. When I first moved into Le Flat nearly two years ago it was a hive of activity. The dark forest green spare room was given a makeover with fresh white paint and a soft stone feature wall ready for my lovely lodger to move in within a fortnight. Six months later the old pine kitchen had been ripped out, a glossy new one fitted, a dividing wall demolished and the newly open-plan kitchen/living room painted pale grey.
But since Christmas 2010 I’ve been terribly slack. Ok, there was wallpapering day, but apart from that I’ve done more or less naff all for a year. I can’t believe it’s been that long!
So, 2012 definitely needs to be a year when stuff happens. Or more specifically, when I make stuff happen. I’ve written a list in my Sort Design notebook (aptly titled ‘Progress in the Home’) that looks a little something like this…
Typically, I’ve started on the only fun and completely non-urgent thing on the list – I don’t even plan to decorate my bedroom until next year but there are already the beginnings of a moodboard over on Pinterest. At the moment the plan is a mix of putty, natural linen and soft heather. Who knows. That will probably all change by the time I get around to getting the paintbrushes out!
I’m hoping that publishing my to do list here for all to see will shame me into getting on with it. Please feel free to remind me what a bad blogger I am if you don’t see some more ‘before and after’ posts soon!