Emily Tucker

Apartment Made Home

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One of the first things I did in the new year was write out a list of all the home decor projects I want to accomplish this year. I am in love with our apartment, it has beautiful high ceilings and the whole wall in our kitchen dining area is covered in windows that give great light to our living room too. 

Thankfully/Surprisingly I got started right away on the list by putting up that lovely chalkboard in our kitchen/dining area. I'm trying to keep the momentum going by re-organizing everything and starting a new to be sold at Just Between Friends / go to the Goodwill pile. 

Expedit & craft area midway through re-organizing 

The 2012 Decor List

Living Room

  • Spray paint my Ikea Ung Drill frame - I love this frame and I'm still debating if I want it yellow or turquoise..

  • Get our family picture from Christmas printed to put in the frame

  • Buy & hang a 12x12 shadow box frame to rotate my scrapbook layouts in throughout the year

  • Make embroidery hoop art

  • Get some 8x8 Instagram prints to frame/hang

  • Paint frame of bulletin board

  • Attach fabric to bulletin board

  • Make or buy some sort of key holder

  • Put out more picture frames

  • Make some more throw pillows for our couch

Craft/Play Area

  • Add book storage for Hayden (spinning metal rack... wall shelf... too many options..)

  • Re-paint for Hayden my kid-sized table and chairs my Dad made me

  • Put patterned and chalkboard contact paper on spinning rack

  • Reorganize craft area and books (in progress)

  • Hang Ikea Merete curtains


  • Hang kitchen bars plus hooks and baskets from Ikea for jewelry and makeup storage

  • Purge old and unused makeup

  • Make an earring frame

  • Hang brown linen curtains

  • Make some sort of garland for our four-poster bed

  • Finish hanging art for walls

  • Purge unworn clothing


  • Hang chalkboard

  • Hang my magnetic knife rack

  • Hang Paris rack

  • Organize my cleaning supply closet

  • Organize cupboards more effectively


  • Organize storage and books


  • Hang/frame "wash hands and brush teeth" print

  • Sew loops to towels for better hanging

  • Order a mason jar soap pump


  • Clean out & organize