Because the 12 months attracts to an in depth, I at all times wish to look again in any respect the initiatives we accomplished this 12 months. We didn’t really try this a lot DIY ourselves, not as many initiatives as we often 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’ll look again in any respect of these initiatives as nicely. We did accomplish loads!
At our home, the BIG BIG venture of 2022 was getting our pool accomplished. That’s sufficient of a venture for a couple of years really, 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 by 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 massive for our wants. We had no thought then that we’d really put in a pool, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to see the adjustments from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives achieved again right here to get it to the place it’s now. Some have been DIY and a few we employed out, however all make our yard stunning. Now we have achieved loads in 5 years!
One other angle of the yard after we moved in. We have been lucky to have that massive patio already in place.
After the pool went on this 12 months, it now seems to be like this. When you missed the pool reveal, positively return and take a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and searching 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 by 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 achieved and it’s not so unhealthy retaining it clear again right here. Now we have additionally stained the fence since these pics have been taken so I’ll must take new pics this spring.
We love the way it turned out and we will’t wait to get again in there come summer season subsequent 12 months. We’re nonetheless ready on the fuel firm to run a bigger line to our fuel meter in order that we will run the heater. It ought to be achieved by spring, however we had no thought it will take this lengthy.
It truly is our yard paradise and we’re grateful to have it!
Now we have actually loved the factitious turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it seems to be.
That is our largest venture so far and we’re very happy with it. It’s the right out of doors 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 once I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this achieved. See all of the after pictures of the porches in that publish. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home publish should you missed that.
I shared all of the earlier than and after of the wicker portray on this publish, 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 photographs and located the unique pic of the chair on the curb. I might 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 have been dated. I do not forget that material. It simply wanted some TLC.
My sister acquired the cushions coated right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency material so ought to maintain up advantageous open air.
And right here’s the after! This can be a actually cozy chair and I do know they are going to get pleasure from it now. I had picked up the cushions for them and so they took them dwelling 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 retailers.
Initiatives are at all times definitely worth the effort. All it takes is just a little little bit of DIY to fully change issues up with spray paint and paint on the whole.
Simply earlier than Christmas, Mark and I tackled one final venture at our home in the master suite. As I discussed within the reveal publish, we had talked about doing actual brick, however the expense and the mess deterred that plan, so we opted for brick wallpaper as a substitute.
We’re so pleased with 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 straightforward venture, 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. A giant one and some small ones are what now we have to indicate for the 12 months. We at all times have one thing happening round her and I anticipate subsequent 12 months can be no exception. Now we have a couple of extra issues we wish to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. Now we have yet one more rest room to do upstairs after which we’ll 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. Now we have loads of decluttering nonetheless to do within the basement and much more organizing to do too, however that can 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’ll see what we provide you with on that. It’s nonetheless within the pondering phases.
It feels good to DIY and get issues achieved round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very happy with our home and the way a lot now we have accomplished in 5 years. When you missed my publish How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you possibly can see all of the earlier than and afters now we have accomplished to date in our dwelling. We love our dwelling and haven’t any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. Now we have fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we reside.
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