Saturday, January 12, 2013

Weekend Wanderings - Home Goals 2013

Do you set goals for the year? I started this last year and well, there's some good and some bad really. Life sometimes takes you in different directions, and that certainly happened for me in 2012. At the beginning of the year I had no idea I would hold my first ever market stall in September and be selling my furniture to the public.

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As a result, my two big home projects fell by the wayside. I got a lot done but not finished, so January is all about finishing the two projects I started - the entry and Emma's room. I put together inspiration collages at the very beginning of 2012, and I'm still working these into the two rooms.

The entry collage...

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Emma's room collage...

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If you follow me on facebook you know that I've been working a little stripe action in the entry, and I'm hoping to finish it all by the end of January. There I said it, so I better get it done!

I've also have some thoughts on my blog and my business Paisley Vintage. I'm regularly reminding myself to focus on what my primary passion is - upcycling furniture and home decor. I love the thrill of finding a tired and worn out piece and turning it into something beautiful. And then seeing someone fall in love with it and want to take it home. So my goal for Paisley Vintage, in one word is...

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My blog will hopefully support that, and help me connect with other amazing DIYers and crafters. I am going to try my absolute best to blog three times a week (another big call!!) but if I don't I'm going to try not to be hard on myself and I hope you'll bear with me! At this stage of my life I can't manage blogging daily, but I think planning out Project Monday, Thrifty Thursdays and Weekend Wanderings will work.

Growth is a perfect word for me personally too. I've begun to realise in the last few weeks (the first few weeks of the new year) that I really haven't looked after myself for a while. Diet, exercise, me time have all gone by the wayside. So those are things I want to spend some time considering too - and I hope to share some of those experiences with you via Weekend Wanderings.

So that's me in a nutshell, finishing what I've started and then working personal growth, and growing my business and my blog. What about you? Got some home projects you're hoping to work on this year? I'd love to hear about them.


  1. I would love to be able to upcycle furniture. I don't know ANYTHING about it but would love to know more. Your inspiration collages are gorgeous. Rachel x

  2. Good luck to for 2013 Catherine, I hope you achieve your goals :) Can't wait to see how it all pans out!
    Cas x

  3. You know I haven't made my goals yet...or really thought about them much yet. First time in a few years that I haven't. And I'm ok with that so far!
    I'll be journeying along right beside you though and will probs turn to you - as I hope you do to me - when I need motivation/support/advice with pretty much all you've mentioned above!!
    An exciting ride awaits - that I'm sure of :-)

  4. Well, I've been painting in 42 degree heat ;O)
    Don't forget to enjoy the journey.
    You've already done so should be pleased.
    Have a lovely Saturday evening,
    Tania xx

  5. Love love love those collages. Good luck with your January deadline! Heading over to check out your business page now.

  6. I have projects that have fallen by the wayside too! Sounds like we have similar goals this year!

  7. I have some projects that I didn´t finish (or start) during 2012... I want to finish my bedroom and change my studio, hope I will be able to do one of them along the first months of this year
    My word for this year is respect. Growth is a wonderful word


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