Matt and I have recently been adding to our personal bucket list, and it’s got me thinking about a DIY/decorating bucket list. Although some of these may be pie-in-the-sky dreams, as well as expensive, extravagant, and a loooong way off, I find that writing down my goals motivates me, so for what it’s worth, here’s the list (in no particular order), along with some eye candy.
Board and batten
Chandelier in a bedroom
Logs in a fireplace (although I think I’d prefer a working fireplace, if given the choice)
Dark window panes
World wall map
Bedroom wall sconces
Outdoor string lights
Finally, I would love to create a room using only second-hand items. While I don’t have an extra space to decorate at the moment, I plan to do this at some point in the future. It would basically involve scouring thrift stores, Craigslist, yard sales, and even our own basement storage. I would be restricted to used items, but I’d be able to update them with paint. Look at my rule-setting self. : ) I’ve even wondered if it would be possible to sell this type of creation as a “set” on Craigslist, but I have a feeling that it wouldn’t work well, since Craigslisters tend to be looking for cheapo stuff. Do you think it could work?
I realized once I started writing this list that there are a bazillion more projects that I could add on both a big and small level, but I think this is a good place to start, as these things tend to ebb and flow. I really don’t expect all of these to happen, but I’d be happy to work them into our living space, a friend’s, or even a house staging. Or perhaps just a blog post. : )
So what about you? What are your DIY dreams and schemes?