Because the 12 months attracts to a detailed, I at all times wish to look again in any respect the initiatives we accomplished this 12 months. We didn’t truly try this a lot DIY ourselves, not as many initiatives as we normally do. However, I did go all the way down to Louisiana 3 instances this 12 months to assist my sister with planning after which doing initiatives together with her as they ready to maneuver of their new home. I shared all these with you too, so we are going to look again in any respect of these initiatives as properly. We did accomplish loads!
At our home, the BIG BIG mission of 2022 was getting our pool accomplished. That’s sufficient of a mission for a number of years truly, since placing in a pool requires a lot time, consideration, and planning. We’re completely thrilled to have it completed and we’ve simply gone via our first fall/winter season with a pool.
Only a reminder of our yard after we purchased our home and moved in, again in 2017. The yard is smallish, extra lengthy and slim, however loads large for our wants. We had no concept then that we’d truly put in a pool, however it’s enjoyable to see the adjustments from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives performed again right here to get it to the place it’s now. Some had been DIY and a few we employed out, however all make our yard lovely. We now have performed rather a lot in 5 years!
One other angle of the yard after we moved in. We had been lucky to have that large patio already in place.
After the pool went on this 12 months, it now appears like this. In case you missed the pool reveal, positively return and take a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and looking out this good. Mark is de facto good about getting again there and cleansing the pool and surrounding landscaping and I’m glad for that. He has a fuel blower that helps too. He nonetheless takes care of the mowing and all the upkeep in our yard. He’s a tough employee! No yard is upkeep free, is it?
We’ve simply gone via our first fall with a pool and we put a web on it for about 2 months. It wasn’t that fairly with all of the leaves falling, however now they’re performed and it’s not so unhealthy conserving it clear again right here. We now have additionally stained the fence since these pics had been taken so I’ll must take new pics this spring.
We love the way it turned out and we are able to’t wait to get again in there come summer time subsequent 12 months. We’re nonetheless ready on the fuel firm to run a bigger line to our fuel meter in order that we are able to run the heater. It must be performed by spring, however we had no concept it will take this lengthy.
It truly is our yard paradise and we’re grateful to have it!
We now have actually loved the unreal turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it appears.
That is our largest mission up to now and we’re very happy with it. It’s the proper outside entertaining spot.
My sister and brother-in-law moved into their new lake home in Covington, LA. I shared all of the initiatives at my sister’s home too and we did all this wicker spray portray after I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this performed. See all of the after pictures of the porches in that submit. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home submit should you missed that.
I shared all of the earlier than and after of the wicker portray on this submit, so test it out. The inexperienced chair above was the curbside discover (classic Lloyd Flanders) from my neighborhood with a FREE signal on it. I lastly dug again in my pictures and located the unique pic of the chair on the curb. I may see it from our home & couldn’t let it go, I needed to rescue that chair! And now I’ve an after shot of it to share with you. You possibly can see it was mismatched paint colours and the cushions had been dated. I do not forget that cloth. It simply wanted some TLC.
My sister acquired the cushions coated right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency cloth so ought to maintain up high quality outside.
And right here’s the after! It is a actually cozy chair and I do know they’ll get pleasure from it now. I had picked up the cushions for them they usually took them residence at Christmas.
Listed below are some in progress pictures of us portray all of the wicker. All of it turned out nice and stuffed up their porches. All from the curb, Fb market and consignment outlets.
Tasks are at all times definitely worth the effort. All it takes is a little bit little bit of DIY to fully change issues up with spray paint and paint normally.
Simply earlier than Christmas, Mark and I tackled one final mission at our home in the master suite. As I discussed within the reveal submit, we had talked about doing actual brick, however the expense and the mess deterred that plan, so we opted for brick wallpaper as an alternative.
We’re so proud of the result and actually love the way it turned out. Everybody that has seen it loves it too. It completely warmed up our room a lot and it was such a simple mission, solely took 4 hours to do. We tackled it in sooner or later and the room was put again collectively!
That’s a wrap on our initiatives this 12 months. An enormous one and some small ones are what we’ve to point out for the 12 months. We at all times have one thing occurring round her and I count on subsequent 12 months shall be no exception. We now have a number of extra issues we wish to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. We now have another rest room to do upstairs after which we are going to transfer to the basement the place we plan to start out ending off the center part down there, from the steps all the way down to the principle room. We now have a number of decluttering nonetheless to do within the basement and much more organizing to do too, however that shall be our final space of enchancment. We simply wish to get the center part completed to make it really feel like an actual room down there, so we are going to see what we give you on that. It’s nonetheless within the pondering levels.
It feels good to DIY and get issues performed round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very happy with our home and the way a lot we’ve accomplished in 5 years. In case you missed my submit How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you possibly can see all of the earlier than and afters we’ve accomplished up to now in our residence. We love our residence and don’t have any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. We now have fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we dwell.
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