Are you a list maker? I am. Not a schedule keeper necessarily, but a list maker. I don't live my life by a day planner although goodness knows I've tried and I admire those that do. I am more about seeing a need or having an idea and making a list of what I need to do to accomplish it.
My idea lists usually involve hand drawn sketches just in case the thought is fleeting (which seems to be the case more and more as I age).
I have lists of what I want to do in most every room in my house and every area of my gardens. When I was younger I could tackle a whole room at a time but now it's more realistic to break them down into projects or corners of a room.
Right now I'm focusing on the living room which is the only common room of the house so it has to function for both conversation and TV viewing.
When we moved in three years ago, we basically lined the seating up on the west side of the room with the TV and fireplace directly across. This functioned okay for TV viewing but not so much for conversation. I mentioned in an earlier post that I had my husband move the buffet into the dining room which freed up space next to the fireplace for this small upholstered chair that was basically a clothes catcher in my daughters room.
I brought in an antique drop leaf table from storage, added a thrift store bench for books and now I have a sweet little reading nook and a place to sit and visit with friends and family.
Still on my list for this corner...
Painting the drop leaf table
Adding a standing lamp
Making a new pillow
Reupholstering an old foot stool
It's still a work in progress but I'm happy with the way it's is coming along so far.
It feels good to cross items off my list even if it is just one corner at a time.
I'm linking with these fun parties...
House in the roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday