Sunday, December 02, 2007

December Goals

My December goals are centered around one activity and it's not Christmas, although Christmas is on the agenda. DH and I have a joint goal this month - get to the closing on our new condo on December 27th. Yup, that's right. Today we signed the P&S agreement for a new condo.

We were able to purchase the condo for more than $30,000 under the original listing price last spring. We are excited and already have quite a few plans in place. First, the kitchen area along with the adjoining bath are painted a bold red. I like red, but there is simply too much red in the space. We will keep some of the red, but not all of it. The lights over the kitchen island, the sink and the dining room table are going to replaced. They may be $5,000 in custom lighting, but I hate them. Anyone want to buy them? Instead of the dining table we are going to put in two chairs like these and an ottoman. The ottoman is cool because the lid flips over to become a serving tray. The bar area with the TV can be seen from this spot so I'm sure I'll be enjoying my morning coffee and some stitchery time there. The living room in the photos is going to become our dining room and entryway. The theater room is going to be our media room with our 50 inch TV on the wall. If you've read my blog for sometime you know we are big sports fans in our house and this media room has been a dream of ours for since we started condo hunting. We never imagined we would be able to buy a condo with the room already built in. All we have to do is add the speakers and that's one of the cheaper parts of the room.

My sewing room is on the third floor. The room is 15 x 11 and has two 5-foot long closets along one wall, two windows another wall and lots of other wall space for a design wall. I spent this afternoon web surfing and playing with the room layout and I have enough room for my sewing table, cube shelving, a new desk and a large pressing table like Judy Martin has in her room. Although I think I'll set it up to be a cutting and pressing table. I will put my scrap cart in one of the closets along with lots of shelves for UFOs and fabric storage. I will be buying a TV to hang on the wall over the pressing table. I have a small upholstered chair that will fit in there too so I'll have a place to sit and do handwork when DH is traveling.

I did a little Christmas sewing done today. Not nearly as much as I need to and I get the feeling some people in the family may get their Christmas gifts in January.

I'm still waiting for the snow to start falling here. The weather channel says it won't start until 9 PM, a little more than an hour from now. It's going to snow for more than 12 hours with the heaviest snow predicted for the morning commuting hours. I think I'm going get up early and get on the road before the majority of commuters. With this being the first major snowstorm of the year there will be plenty of crazy drivers out there and I want to avoid them.

11 comments:

Susan said...

Good for you for being able to see past the decorator touches that you don't like to what you will love in making it your own. So many people can't do that. I'm over looking at the pictures, and I'm with you on the red!

Morah said...

A roller coaster day! Glad to see you have takers on your PIF....I'm gonna go in the back yard and eat worms.....you were my only taker!

Nancy said...

I LOVE the red....such an energetic color for me!! Of course, I also love the light fixtures so go figure..LOL

Congrats on the new HOME!! I have a pressing table just like Judy's, but I have wire basket drawer sections underneath mine for all my fabric.

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on your new home! It looks wonderful--and lots of room for all your quilty stuff!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your new home! Sounds like a great area for your sewing with lots of storage space.

Quilting Journey said...

What a great condo! Interesting spaces and surprisingly large sized rooms. What fun to figure out new decor and such. I love your chairs and ottoman idea..checked them and all the links out. Thanks for sharing, how cool is this! So, shall we expect some quilts here and there???

Libby said...

Congrats on the condo . . . enjoy the settling in and decorating *s*

Shelina said...

Congrats on your new condo! How exciting to get a new place to call home that has the features that you want at a reduced price. I wish you much calm during your packing and much happiness in your new home.

Patti said...

Oh,I am so very excited for the two of you! What an exciting gift you've given yourselves for Christmas. I can hardly wait to see after-fix-up-and-move-in pictures - especially your sewing room! And you'll get lots of great exercise running up and down the stairs.

I do like the red, so I'm glad you are leaving some of it.

And I really envy you your snow!

Carole said...

Congratulations on your new purchase! Have fun decorating!

Darlene said...

Congratulations on the new condo - it's beautiful. Wishing you and your DH lots and lots of enjoyable days.