Because the 12 months attracts to a detailed, I at all times prefer 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 right down to Louisiana 3 instances this 12 months to assist my sister with planning after which doing initiatives along 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 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 number 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 way of our first fall/winter season with a pool.
Only a reminder of our yard once we purchased our home and moved in, again in 2017. The yard is smallish, extra lengthy and slender, however loads massive for our wants. We had no thought then that we’d really put in a pool, but it surely’s enjoyable to see the modifications from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives completed 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. We have now completed quite a bit in 5 years!
One other angle of the yard once 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 like this. If you happen to missed the pool reveal, undoubtedly return and take a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and looking out this good. Mark is absolutely 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 way of 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 completed and it’s not so unhealthy protecting it clear again right here. We have now additionally stained the fence since these pics have been taken so I’ll need to 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 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 are able to run the heater. It needs to be completed 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!
We have now actually loved the substitute turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it seems.
That is our largest venture thus far and we’re very pleased 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 after I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this completed. See all of the after photographs of the porches in that submit. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home submit when 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 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’ll be able to see it was mismatched paint colours and the cushions have been dated. I keep in mind that cloth. It simply wanted some TLC.
My sister acquired the cushions lined right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency cloth so ought to maintain up high-quality open air.
And right here’s the after! It is a actually comfortable chair and I do know they are going to take pleasure in it now. I had picked up the cushions for them they usually took them residence at Christmas.
Listed below are some in progress photographs 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 a bit little bit of DIY to fully change issues up with spray paint and paint typically.
Simply earlier than Christmas, Mark and I tackled one final venture 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 pleased with the end 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 we’ve to point out for the 12 months. We at all times have one thing happening round her and I count on subsequent 12 months can be no exception. We have now a number of extra issues we need to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. We have now yet another lavatory 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 right down to the principle room. We have now numerous 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 need 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 provide you with on that. It’s nonetheless within the considering levels.
It feels good to DIY and get issues completed round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very pleased with our home and the way a lot we’ve accomplished in 5 years. If you happen to missed my submit How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you’ll be able to see all of the earlier than and afters we’ve accomplished to this point in our residence. We love our residence and haven’t any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. We have now fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we reside.
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