Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Decorating Through the Year 2008


Well, I've chosen my room. It was a hard decision. I had to balance need vs. budget. And the room is.....

The kids bathroom!


Allison and I would like to do an Art Deco style in here. We're going to say goodbye to the lighthouses and hello to Miami.


So far, we've decided on using the leftover green from Jon's room as a base, then we'll be adding circles around the top of the wall, near the ceiling, in a blue color. We'll use our budget to buy a new shower curtain, since everyone is having white sales right now, and maybe some pretty towels.

Here's our list of things to buy this month:

1. Paint: 1/2 gallon of blue
2. shower curtain
3. bath towel/hand towel for the towel rack

I'll list out how much everything cost as I buy it and once I've hit my limit, that's it. I started with a small room to see if one room a month is do-able. If not, then I'll be readjusting my plan to one room at a time until the year is up.LOL



Pam said...

Can't wait to see the after photo at the end of the month. This is a great idea.

Emily said...

Congrats on choosing your room and also for already having your shopping list done. We just returned home today after being gone for two weeks. I need unpack and then figure out what I need to do first!

Lisa in Jax said...

I'm hoping it'll turn out nice. I'm very design challenged.LOL My last home looked like an Easter egg.


Don't stress about it. Take your time and enjoy the process. I'm hoping to score most of my items really cheap or free, so I'm making a list for the whole house and will look for things whenever I can.

Kristine said...

Lisa, how fun! I think it looks great for a kids' bathroom already. Can you count this towards any kind of hs credit for Allison?

peggyg said...

Hi Lisa
I see you are going to redo the lighthouse bathroom. May I borrow the shower curtain for the month of Feb? I am doing a lighthouse display for the library and that would be perfect for my table cover.
Till later
Peggy MIL

Lisa in Jax said...

Thanks Kristine. I guess it's just not our taste and we really want to make this house our home. Remember, I like Easter colors.LOL


Sure thing! I'll set it aside for you.

Lisa in Jax said...


I think I will count this as a design credit. We'll definitely be spending enough time on this. Thanks for the idea!

Liz in OK said...

I would like to say NO! NO! NOOOOOoooooo! about going into the bathroom with remodeling in mind.

But since I was such a total failure at the last cleaning up challenge, I figure I should probably keep my mouth shut.

I'm going to either
1) fix up my whole entire house or
2) sell it as is & get the heck out of Dodge.

We'll see what happens next. First stop, Kate's room (can you see her shaking in fear from all the way in Florida?)

Lisa in Jax said...


I'm glad to have you along! I cleaned Allison's room right before Christmas and now she's hoping she'll be picked soon for the make-over.LOL

Cynthia said...

FUN FUN! I think I'll join you for this project...