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Initially of this yr, I made my Grasp Listing of House Targets similar to I’ve completed for the final a number of years. However this yr, I attempted to maintain my targets affordable. So how did I do? Let’s have a look.
Purpose #1 – End the House Health club
Initially of the yr, our residence health club regarded like this…
I had simply completed our grasp rest room transform on the finish of 2022, and all all through that undertaking, our residence health club was used as a workshop, storage room, and so forth. So by the tip of the lavatory undertaking, the house health club was a whole catastrophe. The stripes on the partitions have been completed (however nonetheless wanted a number of touchups), and a lot of the trim was put in (however nonetheless wanted to be completed), and the whole lot else was a large number.
So my first purpose of 2023 was to complete our residence health club, and I did! I like how this room turned out. Since Matt and I each use it, I attempted to make it applicable for each of us. I acquired my colour on a lot of the partitions, but it surely’s combined with a number of black and wooden to maintain issues from wanting an excessive amount of like a sweet store.
House Health club – After
Purpose # 2 – The Carport
I’m not doing these within the order by which I listed them in my submit at first of the yr as a result of I need to begin with the issues that truly acquired completed. And after years of being in an in between state (usable however not completed), the carport is lastly completed. Initially of the yr, it regarded like this…
I employed out this work as a result of, fairly frankly, I didn’t need to do it myself. And I’m so glad I did! It’s completed, and I acquired to deal with different issues whereas it acquired completed.
I’m nonetheless having to make use of it as my workshop the place I exploit my saws, so that is nearly as good because it will get for now. And I do nonetheless need to construct a storage cupboard and do a few different issues, however the carport itself is completed and at last has a ceiling, lights, a ceiling fan, and so forth. You may click on right here to see extra footage of our completed carport.
Purpose #3 – Entrance Porch And Exterior
Our entrance porch was in fairly tough form at first of the yr, and several other issues wanted upkeep, beginning with the precise porch boards.
Sadly, I didn’t get my entire checklist completed, however I did make some progress! I sanded down the entire porch boards and restained/resealed them (though they nonetheless want yet another coat). I additionally sealed and repainted the porch ceiling, and gave the entrance door a recent coat of paint.
I like the progress, however I nonetheless have some issues left on my checklist that I’ll must deal with subsequent yr, like ending the stone skirting, making some flower beds, rehanging a shutter that fell down throughout a rainstorm with actually excessive winds, and making window containers. You may click on right here to see extra posts about tasks I’ve completed on the entrance porch.
Purpose #4 – The Studio
My studio was clearly the largest undertaking of the yr, and I didn’t fairly get it completed. I really feel like I’m so near having a completed studio, however there are nonetheless fairly a couple of tasks for me to complete up subsequent yr. However I did make a complete lot of progress. Right here’s what the room regarded like at first of the yr. (Truly, it’s not. This room as a large number, piled with stuff that had been moved in right here from different rooms.)
I did so many tasks on this room, beginning with sanding and portray the ground, putting in and portray cupboards, eradicating that wallpaper and changing it with a a lot bigger mural, and a lot extra.
I had hoped to get the entire room completed by the tip of the yr, however I knew that was a really lofty purpose. I’m happy with the progress that I did make on it, and I’m very enthusiastic about getting it completed very first thing in 2024! You may click on right here to learn extra concerning the studio.
Purpose #5 – The Visitor Bed room
I did have three issues on my checklist of targets that I wished to do within the visitor bed room (that we’re at the moment utilizing as our essential bed room).
These included including wainscoting to the decrease partitions, persevering with the floral design on the opposite two partitions, and constructing a brand new base for the mattress. I didn’t get round to doing any of these issues. 😀 I suppose I’ll strive once more subsequent yr.
Purpose #6 – Kitchen
That is a kind of nagging targets that I’ve had in thoughts since 2019, however have but to truly commit effort and time to it. I wished to take away the dishwasher and substitute it with a cupboard for storage.
In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t spend time on that. Now that I’ve just about determined that I need to redo our kitchen (both as a part of our addition or someday quickly after), I actually don’t need to put any extra time or effort into making this kitchen work higher for me. I’ll simply wait and embody all of these issues (like a Rev-a-Shelf pop up shelf, which is what I wished to place in that spot) on my want checklist for our new kitchen.
In order that covers the entire targets I had set for 2023. In all, I believe I did a reasonably good job! I didn’t get the whole lot completed, however I additionally made a complete lot extra time for myself, for household, and for pals this final yr. There was a time in my life once I’d work on our home (or rental earlier than the home) 12 hours a day with no time for anything. I really feel like 2023 was a yr of discovering steadiness and actually evaluating priorities. So whereas I could not get home tasks completed as quick as I used to, my life feels a lot fuller nowadays. I beloved that about 2023, and I plan to proceed that in 2024.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and adorn 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 the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may be taught extra about me right here.