Whooo! I am totally on the train of “out with the old, in with new” this year, and I am saying sayonara to last year. I laid out a few resolutions last January, I’m going to recap how we did. Here we go!
#1: A shed! Hooray!
We set out to get a shed, and HECK YES we did. After a crew of friends assembled with the promise of a steak and a beer, the shed got put up in a about 3 hours. Glorious storage and way to steal some space back in the garage (resolution for 2017!)
The lighting is slowly being updated, so far we’ve hit our master bedroom (soooo glad that awful fan is gone, it only had a 25w bulb!!) the upstairs bathroom, one light in the entryway, and the kitchen light. I am SUPER excited to get the light in the stairwell changed out, and I am thinking there will be a few fun updates coming down the pipe.
#3: Craft Room:
Surprise! I switched the craft room and guestroom and each is functioning better than before. I am thisclose to finishing the guest room, can’t wait to show it off! Here’s a sneak peek:
#4: Character: Still working on this, so far the main additions have been the pieces above the doorways, and converting bi-folds to French doors. They are (mostly) quick, easy and pack a visual punch. As I get more comfortable with my new garage toys, I think I will be adding more and more in the new year.
Now, just because we only had four areas of focus didn’t mean we sat around dilly-dallying around the rest of the house. Here are a few of the rest of the highlights:
A bathroom refresh
A new mailbox
A smidge of patio privacy
The beginnings of a hop farm
Glorious, magnificent, spectacular, fabulous garage clean out and the start of permanent storage
I will be doing a 2017 resolutions post soon, and you can bet your bottom the garage is at the top of the list. Because, let’s face it, as much as I love my table saw as our guest of honor, it would be lovely to have a dining table again.