Howdy whats up! I am again! I hope you have had an exquisite vacation season! Up to now month we have traveled to Florida (Disney), Chicago (enjoyable and work) and California (Disney once more! to hitch my husband on a piece journey). I slept for 12 hours final evening and am able to usher within the new 12 months! 🙂 

Often by now I’ve each bit of Christmas down, some decluttering completed and tons of cleansing began…however proper now every thing remains to be up and the home is an absolute pit. I am simply going with the move. We’ll begin out the brand new 12 months doing all of these issues as a substitute! 

Right now I am excited to share my biggest and best DIY initiatives of the 12 months! I used to be considering of what to share and could not give you a ton at first. After which I began trying by way of our home and realized I used to be fairly productive. That is at all times an ideal feeling! 

1. Workplace transformation with constructed ins

I lastly tackled the again wall in my workplace this 12 months! The room went from this: 

Adding built in wall of bookcases (before)
Built in bookcases using kitchen cabinets

There are a pair extra initiatives I plan to deal with in right here this coming 12 months. Cannot wait! 

2. Small kitchen initiatives add as much as quite a bit of character

I did a TON of little DIY initiatives in our kitchen this 12 months. Individually they will not be a lot, however general they made an enormous distinction. Here is how the kitchen regarded earlier than: 

light gray island white kitchen

And right here it’s now, after an island makeover, mild rails added to the cupboards and inbuilt storage subsequent to the fridge: 

Extending the sides of kitchen island

Here is one other look earlier than: 

Gray island with butcher block

Here is one other take a look at the after! (It is like The place’s Waldo of little DIY initiatives!): 

Light gray island with butcher block counters



3. Hearth character with mdf trim

One of my favourite initiatives of the 12 months was one of the most cost effective! I painted our massive hearth wall final 12 months, however had at all times deliberate so as to add one thing to it:

Cyberspace accent fireplace wall
Adding grid design to accent wall for character
How to get a large coffee table for half the price

I’ve a brand new rug on the best way for this house and I am unable to wait!! I feel it is going to be pretty in right here. 

4. Toy and sport storage that appears nice 

Our basement received some consideration this 12 months as properly. I wished to make use of this lengthy wall for storage (nevertheless it needed to look good!). 

Wall of toy and game storage how-to
Create a wall of toy storage and picture ledges

5. Fairly mud room makeover 

I used to be gung ho on a mud/laundry room makeover earlier this 12 months and solely received half of it completed. The facet that is completed appears fairly nice although! Here is how the room regarded earlier than: 

mud and laundry room combo

laundry and mud room with shiplap wall built ins

I’ve massive plans for this room that I’ll share with you quickly! 

6. Main bedroom makeover with wallpaper

Our grasp received some updates as properly. We had been in a position to get the hardwoods (that run by way of the remaining of the principle degree) put in and we LOVE it! Here is how the room regarded with the carpet: 

Dark gray tray ceiling with wood beams
Grasscloth wallpaper how to

I nonetheless want to color every thing beneath the trim — it is an enormous venture so I have been placing it off for the brand new 12 months. 

7. Including character to massive wall with trim 

Dining area with built in window seat and bookcases
Adding trim boxes to wall for character

It was simply what the room wanted! Paint and molding make such an enormous distinction! 

8. Hanging wallpaper in small hallway 

How to change a recessed light to pendant

And right here it’s with the wallpaper I really like SO SO a lot: 

blue and white floral wallpaper hallway

You may see all of the main points and how you can set up wallpaper right here!

I additionally painted the ceiling, modified out the door trim and modified out the shade on the pendant:

Kamala Baker wallpaper

9. New patio with fireplace pit 

And final however not least — the brand new patio in our yard! I did not do that one myself, however I did all of the ending touches! I haven’t got a real earlier than of our yard, however that is the way it regarded proper after they completed the patio: 

Covered back porch with patio

Here is the way it sorted I added the ending touches to it!: 

Large patio with rounded fire pit area

Patio off of covered back patio

I planted all of the crops (all discovered on clearance) and did the panorama lighting as properly. We completely LOVE it on the market and plan so as to add extra landscaping within the subsequent 12 months: 
Dark gray hardiplank with white trim back patio

There you go! I attempted to spherical this as much as ten initiatives however these 9 had been the biggest and best. 😉 I am thrilled with what I achieved this 12 months and cannot wait to start out on new initiatives! I am at all times so able to get my palms on one thing new this time of 12 months. 

I will be again with my home plans for the brand new 12 months quickly! Have a secure and enjoyable new 12 months! 

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