#1: Sort the Craft Room.
The craft room actually looks quite charming when you're in it. It's hard to photograph due to it's diminutive size, but it really is cute. However, every time I take photos of it I'm reminded how many THINGS are in it and how much that stuff could stand to be sorted/neatened.
A certain amount of clutter is required, as it wouldn't be a craft room without craft supplies, but I really aspire to improved and beautiful organization. I think the problem with this project is that it is probably best done in small doses. Which, as a done-centric person, seems beyond the realm of possibility. I'm going to give it a shot this weekend though, I'll keep you posted.
#2: The Pass-Through
The pass-through is this odd little opening between the two sides of the house. There is a door in it that leads to the basement...but the stairs have been removed so the door opens onto a hole filled with ductwork. We cut this hole last year, so it still looks like what it is: a jagged hole in the wall.
This is one that is more of a luxury than a need. (But there's still gotta be a before pic, right?) We have the good fortune to have two beautiful bay windows in our house, (yay Victorians!) In the one that is in the dining room, we're planning on installing a window seat that looks out on the street.
#4: The Basement
I try not to beat myself up about this one too badly because I know it is the bane of homeowners everywhere. And I just moved! (OK, a year ago.) And we're still renovating! But truly, the basement is a filth pit. Check it:
But hey, we're fortunate to even have a basement. I'm grateful for the storage, I just can't wait for it to be organized and clean.
So there. In the interest of keepin' it real, all of our secret shames laid out for the world to see. Hopefully, this is making everyone else feel better. A.k.a. don't live in a house with a jagged hole in the wall? Pat yourself on the back! Excellent work! We'll get there, and someday we too will live in a house with real walls and well painted molding. Can't wait!