Because the yr attracts to a detailed, I at all times prefer to look again in any respect the tasks we accomplished this yr. We didn’t truly try this a lot DIY ourselves, not as many tasks as we normally do. However, I did go right down to Louisiana 3 instances this yr to assist my sister with planning after which doing tasks 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 tasks as properly. 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 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 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 huge for our wants. We had no concept then that we’d truly put in a pool, however it’s enjoyable to see the modifications from the start. There are such a lot of tasks completed 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’ve completed lots in 5 years!
One other angle of the yard once we moved in. We had been lucky to have that huge patio already in place.
After the pool went on this yr, it now appears to be like like this. When you missed the pool reveal, undoubtedly return and take a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and searching this good. Mark is basically 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 maintaining it clear again right here. We’ve additionally stained the fence since these pics had 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 time subsequent yr. 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 ought to be completed 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’ve actually loved the bogus turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it appears to be like.
That is our greatest venture thus 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 tasks 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 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 if you happen to 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 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 material. It simply wanted some TLC.
My sister bought the cushions lined right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency material so ought to maintain up superb open air.
And right here’s the after! This can be a actually cozy chair and I do know they’ll take pleasure in it now. I had picked up the cushions for them and so they took them residence at Christmas.
Listed here 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 outlets.
Tasks are at all times well worth the effort. All it takes is a bit little bit of DIY to fully change issues up with spray paint and paint generally.
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 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 venture, 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 tasks this yr. A giant one and some small ones are what we now have to indicate for the yr. We at all times have one thing happening round her and I anticipate subsequent yr will probably be no exception. We’ve 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’ve another rest room 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 right down to the principle room. We’ve a number 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 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 give you on that. It’s nonetheless within the pondering phases.
It feels good to DIY and get issues completed round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very happy with our home and the way a lot we now have accomplished in 5 years. When you missed my submit How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you possibly can see all of the earlier than and afters we now have accomplished thus far in our residence. We love our residence and haven’t any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. We’ve fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we stay.
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