Last year we made a list of things the house would ask Santa for, if House Santa existed (we all know that regular old Santa exists!) We still haven’t decorated anything around here since Mike was sick this past weekend and I’m still working on school stuff. In fact, Christmas is 10 days away and I still have no clue what I want (I just asked my family for gift cards). Totally unprepared this year, but of course, we could always use things to work on this house!
Here’s our budget-less wishlist for this year:
1. A table saw
For all of the things we want to build around here, our little circular saw isn’t going to cut it (no pun intended). We want some bookcases and a bench in the new office, as well as a built-in bench wedged in the bay window of the new playroom.
2. Headphones Rug from Pottery Barn Teen
How awesome is this? And how appropriate would it be in our office (aka- SongMeanings/Lil House Headquarters)? I feel like we need to find somewhere to put this…
3. Kreg Jig
All of those things we want to build in #1? Well this thing would surely come in handy for some of them!
4. A maid.
Come on, there’s an unlimited budget with this list and with everything going on, House needs a cleaning! Also if the maid could fold that basket of laundry that’s been hanging around since Sunday, that would be fabulous…
5. Ikea Ekenas Chair
This list wouldn’t be complete without some Ikea! We spotted this chair in person in the gray-brown color a few weeks ago and I immediately liked it. We’re hoping to get one for the nursery, more about that decision another day
Okay not that type of horses, I mean these ones…
Yeah we want a lot of tools since we don’t have much to make the bookcases and such we plan to. But back to that first horse picture! Our house is supposedly built on a former horse farm (evidenced by the old fence at our property line). Maybe 5 houses down, the property that backs those houses is STILL a horse farm so they have horses in their backyards! Granted, I don’t think I’ve ever really met a horse, but I love animals and I want a horse… or two… or five.
7. Million Dollar Baby Crib
I’ve been researching for a solid wood crib with a non-toxic finish, which is sadly hard to find. Then I discovered Million Dollar Baby, which makes solid wood cribs that not only meet, but exceed all federal regulations. The picture is the Annabelle crib, which I love, but we’re still planning on taking a trip to Delaware to check them out when we have more time.
8. Dremel Saw-Max
Okay I admit to having no specific reason for wanting this other than I saw the commercial and it looks awesome! I mean, a pregnant woman who wants a table saw for Christmas is a little weird, but a pregnant woman who wants this nice little handheld saw? Still weird, but slightly less.
It’s strange that I can’t really think of any more decor items I want. Most of the things on our makeover list to-do list include using things we already have, hanging some frames and pictures and lots and lots of molding! Other than the nursery furniture (which is still so up in the air), we’re looking a little DIY heavy around here as opposed to decor heavy. But that’s okay, Santa likes tools too, right?
ps- in case you were curious as to what we’ve checked off our last year’s list, here’s an update…
Delta Pilar Touch 2O Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet
Dash & Albert area rug …We bought a green Ikea rug instead
- A king sized mattress…Still desperately want/need more than ever now!
- Large White Drum Pendant Light…Still want (entryway brass is still hanging..)!
- Tool bench/storage…Still want (we have no where to put the tools on this list)!
- Some Apple Art… Still want!
Ikea Mongstad Mirror Though we still haven’t put it in our bedroom!
- Custom paintings from Dog House Pet Portraits