Because the yr attracts to a detailed, I at all times wish to look again in any respect the initiatives we accomplished this yr. We didn’t really 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 occasions this yr 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 properly. We did accomplish a lot!
At our home, the BIG BIG mission of 2022 was getting our pool accomplished. That’s sufficient of a mission for just a few 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 slender, however a lot large for our wants. We had no thought then that we’d really put in a pool, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to see the modifications from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives executed 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 stunning. We now have executed quite a bit 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 yr, it now appears like this. Should you missed the pool reveal, undoubtedly return and have a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and searching this good. Mark is admittedly 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 internet on it for about 2 months. It wasn’t that fairly with all of the leaves falling, however now they’re executed and it’s not so dangerous holding 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 will’t wait to get again in there come summer time subsequent yr. 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 must be executed 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 now have actually loved the factitious turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it appears.
That is our greatest mission to this point and we’re very pleased 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 once I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this executed. See all of the after photographs of the porches in that publish. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home publish in case 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 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’ll be able to 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 obtained the cushions lined right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency cloth so ought to maintain up tremendous open air.
And right here’s the after! It is a actually comfortable chair and I do know they may get pleasure from it now. I had picked up the cushions for them and so they took them house at Christmas.
Listed here are some in progress photographs of us portray all of the wicker. All of it turned out nice and crammed up their porches. All from the curb, Fb market and consignment retailers.
Initiatives are at all times well worth the effort. All it takes is just a little 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 mission at our home in the main bedroom. 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 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 simple mission, solely took 4 hours to do. We tackled it in in the future and the room was put again collectively!
That’s a wrap on our initiatives this yr. An enormous one and some small ones are what we’ve got to point out for the yr. We at all times have one thing occurring round her and I anticipate subsequent yr will probably be no exception. We now have just a few extra issues we wish to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. We now have yet one more lavatory to do upstairs after which we are going to transfer to the basement the place we plan to begin ending off the center part down there, from the steps all the way down to the primary room. We now have plenty of decluttering nonetheless to do within the basement and much more organizing to do too, however that will probably 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 phases.
It feels good to DIY and get issues executed round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very pleased with our home and the way a lot we’ve got accomplished in 5 years. Should you missed my publish How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you may see all of the earlier than and afters we’ve got accomplished thus far in our house. We love our house 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 stay.
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