I’ve talked about repeatedly currently (as a result of I’m simply so enthusiastic about it) that I’m lastly beginning on the final inside room of our home (my studio), and when this room is finished, I’ll have formally completed the entire inside rooms of our dwelling. And each time I point out that, I get quite a lot of questions from individuals asking me what I’m going to do with my weblog after I’m completed with the studio. It appears as if quite a lot of very long time readers are pondering that after the studio is completed, I’ll be closing down the weblog.
Nicely, that gained’t occur. Let me guarantee you that whereas I’m nearly formally completed with the inside of our home, there’ll nonetheless be a lot to do after that.
Let me offer you a fast rundown of the place issues stand as of right now, and the place issues will probably be heading.
The Studio and Studio Rest room
This room is an enormous challenge, and contains not solely the primary room, but additionally the studio toilet. I would like to get this completed by mid-August of this yr (our 10-year anniversary of buying this home), however I’m not putting bets on me truly assembly that aim. That’s lower than 4 months away, and there’s a ton of labor to be completed in these rooms.
The Hallway Rest room
Simply because the within of the home will probably be formally completed after I end the studio, that doesn’t imply that I gained’t return and make some modifications to some rooms. I lately had an individual ask me in a remark, “Don’t you ever get uninterested in redoing tasks that you just’ve already completed?” My response was, “Maybe you missed the title of my weblog.” 😀 No. I’ll by no means get uninterested in redoing, tweaking, attempting out totally different concepts.
So with that stated, I’ve beforehand talked about a number of modifications I wish to make within the hallway toilet.
These embrace (1) new counter tops, (2) new accent tile, (3) new sconces, (4) new bathe curtain, (5) new plumbing fixtures, and (6) new self-importance colour.
The Visitor Bed room
There are nonetheless a number of modifications I wish to make to this bed room, most of which I’m fairly certain I’ve already talked about in earlier weblog posts.
The principle challenge in right here would be the partitions. From that view above, I really like how the room appears to be like. However I don’t ever see the room simply from that view. I see the room from this view…
And after residing with the room as it’s for over two years, and truly utilizing it as our momentary bed room, the partitions simply really feel unfinished to me. So I’m going to proceed the hand-drawn flower design round on the higher a part of the opposite two partitions, after which add white wainscoting to the underside of all three partitions.
Along with the partitions, I additionally must construct a body for the mattress. The unique fairly wooden body that I exploit in right here ended up not understanding once we switched our common mattress for an adjustable mattress on the suggestion of Matt’s bodily therapist. So for 2 years now, the mattress has additionally appeared unfinished, and just about appears to be like prefer it’s floating. You possibly can type of see what I imply within the image under…
And at last, I’m simply undecided if I’m a yellow individual. I attempted it out in right here as a result of I simply occurred to have the yellow velvet readily available and determined to make use of that for the home windows. And whereas I feel the yellow appears to be like good with the blue, I’m simply a lot extra of a pink/coral individual. In order that may be getting a change, however I haven’t determined for certain but.
The kitchen was the primary room that I transformed after we purchased the home, so it’s been some time!
That doesn’t imply that I’m able to utterly transform it once more. However I’ve some issues I wish to do in right here. For instance, how lengthy now have I stated I wish to eliminate the dishwasher? A very long time! I nonetheless plan to try this, however that challenge has but to maneuver as much as the highest of the precedence listing. It is going to finally, although.
I additionally wish to eliminate the concrete counter tops and change these with quartz. I don’t know when that may occur, however I’m so completed with concrete counter tops. They served their goal once we couldn’t afford a better high quality strong floor counter tops, however after nearly ten years of coping with stains on concrete, I’m completed. I lengthy for the day that I can eliminate them.
I do know we’ve talked about this for thus lengthy now that it looks like it would by no means occur, however it would. Each time Matt and I begin to suppose it’s time, one thing occurs (just like the financial system crumbling, or banks collapsing) that makes us very not sure about doing one thing so large proper now. But it surely will occur. And as soon as it does occur, I’ll have a household room, bed room, and laundry room to complete.
The Home Exterior
I’ve targeted fairly a bit currently on our entrance porch, and there are nonetheless tasks to be completed to complete that up. I would like to complete up the portray, reinstall the tape lights, and end the stone skirting.
However there are such a lot of extra exterior tasks to be completed! Once I was cleansing out the sunroom just a few months in the past, I got here throughout some corbels that I purchased years in the past to make window flower bins for the home windows on the entrance of our home. That also must be completed!
I additionally nonetheless plan to construct a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are nearly utterly obscured by this plant that retains rising again).
After which I nonetheless must construct steps and end up this space by the facet studio door. That is an outdated image, taken method again once we had that concrete pad poured, however that’s nonetheless all that’s there. There are nonetheless stacked cider blocks serving as steps to this door, and I must construct steps to match the fashion of the entrance steps.
After which there’s the carport. This factor continues to be not completed. It’s helpful simply as it’s, nevertheless it must be completed. That is an outdated image, so fortunately, the shutters are now not there. 😀 They had been put in on the home way back. However the remainder nonetheless appears to be like just about the identical. It must be painted, and it nonetheless wants a completed ceiling and lighting.
The Yard Tasks & Landscaping
Even as soon as all of that’s completed, I nonetheless have an acre of land that wants landscaping!! Don’t overlook this lovely landscaping plan that Matt purchased me for my birthday final yr.
I truthfully really feel like I might work on that for the remainder of my life and by no means get it completed, and by no means run out of issues to do. There’s no method I might get tired of that landscaping aim.
Then There’s The Small Tasks
As if all of these issues weren’t sufficient, I’ve been saving concepts for art work and small tasks that I wish to do and share and train individuals how one can make for actually years. Whereas I misplaced a complete lot of them when my exterior onerous drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved elsewhere (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop computer) that I’ve been accumulating for years and simply ready for a time after I can spend extra time on these small, enjoyable tasks. I might in all probability spend a whole decade or two simply doing small enjoyable constructing tasks, artwork tasks, stitching tasks, and so forth., and nonetheless not get to the tip of my inventive concepts.
All of that to say that even when the inside of our home (because it stands right now) is formally completed, and the studio is finished, there is no such thing as a scarcity of inventive concepts that I’ve, and issues that I wish to do, construct, and create, that I can share with you. However sure, as soon as I’ve completed all of that, then it’ll be time to close down the weblog. 😉
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and beautify the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can be taught extra about me right here.
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